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The Quantum Group Receives 13th Patent

BN-GZ066_EdpCha_P_20150216111110The Quantum Group, Inc. (QGP) is pleased to report that in the last month of 2016 it has added yet another success in the Company’s path towards helping redefine healthcare, with the issuance of its 13th patent.

This 13th patent was permanently recorded on December 27, 2016, as United States Patent #9,532,295. The patent, originally filed on August 23, 2013, bears the title “Predictive path communication protocol across a network of transiently connected mobile devices”.

One of the great benefits of PWeR is that it can collect and assemble all of an individual’s medical information from any point on the planet, and then store that data centrally, securely in one place, or online. Similarly, PWeR can then use the Internet to project it to any point on earth, on demand, as required, and in a secure manner. PWeR is capable of this, but in some places, communication of such large amounts of data is impractical and/or expensive. Predictive Path Protocol is a communication technique designed to resolve that limitation, inexpensively, at any remote point.

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New Direction of Stem Cell Research is About to Revolutionize Modern Dentistry

5a9bdcb0915c2aac2087cf39e9a4a746The stem cells that may be extracted from our teeth can be used to fill in chips, cracks, and cavities, scientists say, and the findings could one day possibly make dental cement obsolete.

The new methodology has been tested only in mice so far, but the research itself, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, describes a way to motivate stem cells to repair tooth defects at a scale they normally can’t, with a drug that already has some safety testing behind it. It also highlights the potential of a type of stem cell therapy in which the cells are stimulated in place, rather than taken out, manipulated, and put back in.

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Stem Cells are Now Being Used to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

hospitals-large_transwc_q6o_wkvh9zlqtpecugf4wkyugpvyxktmlosimqgqA diagnosis that can cause debilitating fatigue, pains and even death is now being cured with use of the stem cells. Doctors in Chicago say they found a way to help patients with a sickle cell disease.

The inherited illness affects approximately one out of 500 African Americans.

Felita Sims, a teacher from Waukegan, inherited sickle cell from her father.

“I actually had a father that passed away from sickle cell, so,” she said.

She worried the disease might kill her too.

“Oxygen is being sucked out of you so it stops you from moving, from breathing, sometimes it feels that way,” Sims said.

The disease causes red blood cells to become crescent-shaped, like a sickle. This cell shape prevents sufficient delivery of the oxygen to the body and the internal organs. As a result – patient may experience excruciating pain attacks, organ failure and death.

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Technology advancements trigger cautions in global healthcare industry

image006Technology promises to herald astonishing advances in healthcare, but delegates to the Knowledge Summit 2016 were told that the rapid pace of change posed ethical and legislative challenges.

Organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – the third-annual summit in Dubai from December 5-7 at the Grand Hyatt.

Moderated by Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Director of Social Development Sector, Office of the Executive Committee, Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, the panel session, titled Knowledge and the Future of Health explored sweeping changes we can expect from scientific advances.

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Stem Cells could be used to cure deafness from birth

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Scientists believe they are on the brink of a cure for congenital deafness after producing stem cells to correct a hereditary defect.

Researchers have found a way of growing human cochlear cells which can be used to replace faulty ones in people deaf from birth due to a genetic error.

They hope a treatment could be available to patients within five to 10 years.Professor Kazusaku Kamiya, a specialist in ear diseases who is leading the research,

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Repairing Damaged Joints Will Become a Reality with the Use of Stem Cells

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Medics have discovered a new technique, based on using of stem cells, which facilitates the growth of new cartilage on the ball of the hip joint. This significant breakthrough involves the use of patients own stem cells to repair damaged joints and avoid the necessity of complicated and risky joint-replacement surgeries.

Also, scientists have stated that it is possible to use gene therapy in order to grant this new cartilage the ability to promote the flow of anti-inflammatory molecules into the surrounding tissues when needed. If applied to patients, the therapy can prevent the return of arthritis if it was a cause of the joint damage.

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The Increased Returns from Investing in Life

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The wide-ranging field of life sciences is an area that directly affects and shapes the development of many industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing and technology. Considering the fact that it influences so many aspects of industrial development simultaneously, it should be recognised as a separate industry, according to a recent PWC report.

Experts agree that life sciences in general can represent an attractive investment target if executed properly. However, the complexity typically involved in understanding just how a life science prospect can work for a potential investor often presents formidable barriers.

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Brain Cancer to be Cured With Stem Cells

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Few major advances in treating aggressive brain cancer were made earlier this year, according to neurosurgeons from the University of North Carolina.

Assistant Professor Shawn Hingtgen of UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy Lab has been researching new methodology of deadly brain tumours treatment and believes that a cure could originate from stem cells.

One of the most dangerous types of brain tumours – gliobastoma – leaves a high risk of cancer return even after its removal.

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Stem Cells Found in Baby Teeth Could Be Key to Good Health Later

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Latest studies on dental DNA and stem cells may result in revolutionary findings that would possibly make many patients feel more assured about their future state of health, as the cure of many potential diseases could be literally hidden in their pearly smiles.

Group of microbiologists and immunologists from Medical University of South Carolina led by Dr. Michael Schmidt is on a frontier of a sensational discovery  — collecting the stem cells that may be further used to reproduce other cells or the entire organs affected by potential diseases.

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U.S. officials hope genetic data from thousands of participants in ongoing studies

DNA?In an effort to remain the leader in health and innovative breakthroughs, President Obama announced a pioneer announcement for analyzing DNA last week,” says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?All can say is that this is a perfect premise for a science fiction movie!”

WASHINGTON (January 31, 2015 – The Gulf Today)— The United States has proposed analysing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual?s genetic make-up.

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