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Scientists claim they found the cure for baldness

Scientists claim they found the cure for baldness

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  • Scientists inserted follicles into mice
  • They claim to be able to control how much hair would grow and its direction

Scientists claim they have found the cure to baldness.

Scientists from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute attended the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual conference in Los Angeles, California and revealed their research.

The scientists, with the use of pluripotent stem cells, basically created follicles that are able to grow through skin, which in turn according to them, can cure baldness.

The experiment was done on mice. The scientists took human cells, inserted the follicles, and proceeded to observe. They used special scaffolds to give direction to the growth of the follicles.

The hairs grew through the scaffolds. The mice were soon covered in human hairs.

The experiment was considered a success, now the scientists are looking for human subjects. The way this would go is that they would just take the same cells from the same human so the immune system won’t be affected too much.

“Our new protocol described today overcomes key technological challenges that kept our discovery from real-world use. Now we have a robust, highly controlled method for generating natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using an unlimited source of human iPSC-derived dermal papilla cells. This is a critical breakthrough in the development of cell-based hair-loss therapies and the regenerative medicine field,” says Dr. Alexey Terskikh, one of the scientists of the study.

Terskikh has done the same procedure back in 2015 but failed because they couldn’t control how much hair was growing, but this time they are able to do so as well as control the direction.

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, an adviser for Stemson Technologies said, “Hair loss profoundly affects many people’s lives. A significant part of my practice involves both men and women who are seeking solutions to their hair loss, I am eager to advance this groundbreaking technology, which could improve the lives of millions of people who struggle with hair loss.”

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Study says that some women only date for ‘foodie calls’

Study says that some women only date for ‘foodie calls’

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  • Some girls agree to have a date because of free food
  • Those women who are active in foodie calls also got the high score in “dark triad” personality traits.
  • Researchers also said that Foodie call also happens to any relationship in all genders

A study was conducted to find out if it is true that one reason girls agree to have a date with a guy was because of the free food.

The term “foodie call” is used to describe dates wherein one party is just interested in getting a free meal rather than actually getting to know the person.

Based on a study of Azusa Pacific University in California, out of 820 women, 25 % said that they were active as foodie calls. In their second survey with 357 women, 33% said that they doing the foodie call.

Both results of the study were published in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).

The researchers also find out that those women who are active in foodie call also got the high score in “dark triad” personality traits.

“Several dark traits have been linked to deceptive and exploitative behavior in romantic relationships, such as one-night stands, faking an orgasm, or sending unsolicited sexual pictures,” says Brian Collisson, one of the researchers.

The researcher also noted that even if the study focused on women, it is also possible that it could also happen to other relationship in all genders.

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Liza Diño as surrogate mom and Ice Seguerra’s eggs to conceive the couple’s flesh and blood offspring

Liza Diño as surrogate mom and Ice Seguerra’s eggs to conceive the couple’s flesh and blood offspring

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  • Ice Seguerra and Liza Diño has started the process of in-vitro fertilization
  • Ice Seguerra hopes to have baby with wife Liza Diño
  • They have previously postponed the decision as it costs a lot of money

Couple Ice Seguerra and Liza Diño have started in-vitro fertilization in order to have their own baby.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, January 24, Diño said that Seguerra, who came out as transgender five years ago, underwent egg retrieval as a part of the first phase of the process.

Fortunately, they were able to harvest three eggs from the singer.

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“Ice, still groggy from the anesthesia after the egg retrieval process, finally opens his eyes and the first thing he says is ‘I’m hungry!’ Yup, he’s awake na nga!

“Successful procedure! Thank you, Lord. They were able to harvest three good eggs from Ice.”

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She has also said that she will serve as a surrogate to the baby.

In 2016, Seguerra said that they had to postpone their plan of going through in-vitro fertilization due to the expensive procedures.

“Baka hindi matuloy this year ang IVF namin ni Liza dahil bukod sa hindi kami makaalis nang matagal, medyo mahal ang magagastos at hindi kami handang maglabas ng ganoong kalaking halaga.”

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They have tied the knot in a private ceremony in California last December 2014.

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Man coughs out lung part due to chronic heart failure

Man coughs out lung part due to chronic heart failure

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  • A patient in one medical center in California was coughing so hard that he managed to cough out a part of his bronchial tree.
  • He died a week after the incident.

Have you ever felt like you’ve been coughing so much that you’re gonna cough out a part of your lungs? Well, turns out that it can actually happen.

A man from California who was admitted to the intensive care unit because of a heart failure was coughing so severely that he managed to hack up piece of his right bronchial tree.

The unidentified patient’s case was written in the New England Journal of Medicine. He was receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

In the span of one week, the patient has been coughing with phlegm and blood and during an extreme attack, he coughed out part of his lungs.

According to the case report’s authors, “The right bronchial tree consists of three segmental branches in the upper lobe, two segmental branches in the middle lobe, and five segmental branches in the lower lobe.

“The patient’s trachea was subsequently intubated, and flexible bronchoscopy revealed a small amount of blood in the basilar branches of the right lower lobe.”

He was extubated two days later with no further instances of coughing out blood, however, he died a week later due to heart failure.

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Whatever Happened to top model Hans Montenegro?

Whatever Happened to top model Hans Montenegro?

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  • Hans Montenegro was a top model in the ’90s.
  • Due to a scandal, he stepped away from the spotlight and migrated to America.
  • He is currently a Human Resources director.

Does anymone remember Hans Montenegro?

He was an actor and male model built in the ’90s. Due to a scandal involving talent manager Jojo Veloso in 1995, Hans stepped away from the limelight.

He went to the US and finished his masteral degree in  psychology at the Santa Clara University in San Francisco, California.

He was married to Binibining Pilipinas World 1994 Cara Subijano and had a daughter named Ashley. The couple eventually got separated.

The former actor was also known for his past relationships. He dated his then-Unang Hirit co-host Miriam Quiambao. He also got into a relationship with actress Maritoni Fernandez and they had a son named Liam.

Starting afresh in the US, Hans found a whole new career as a Human Resources director. He married model and interior designer Marilen Faustino on January 2008.

They have two kids named Santiago Alejo and Elena Ysabelle.

Hans became a part of the film Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo, starring celebrity couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.

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WATCH: California surfer captures gray whale encounter

WATCH: California surfer captures gray whale encounter

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A California surfer Daron Case was surfing at Silver Strand State Beach in the Coronado Cays when a gray whale swam right by all of the surfers and his GoPro camera captured footage of his close encounter. The video shows an unexpected visitor — an estimated of 20-foot gray whale.

Seeing a whale while surfing is not unusual for Case but seeing one at this time of the year is, he explained. Gray whales migrate south for the winter, which is what Case thinks this one was doing, but they usually don’t head south until November.

Meanwhile, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography said the whale in the video may have been ill. “We believe the whale is sick mostly due to its thinness. A secondary indicator would be the number of barnacles, which can suggest that the whale is traveling rather slowly,” the aquarium said in a statement.12

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4,500 pirated DVDs worth over $90k confiscated from Pinoy store in Long Beach

4,500 pirated DVDs worth over $90k confiscated from Pinoy store in Long Beach

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A total of 4,500 pirated DVDs with a value of over US$90,000 were confiscated by LASD from F.L.B. Video Pinoy, together with a computer, external hard drives, a disc burner and a burner tower, among others, to duplicate DVDs illegally for rent or for sale at US$10 apiece. A fifth of the seized DVDs were films and TV shows from ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema and TFC.

The said center on Santa Fe Avenue is a hub for Filipinos living in the City of Long Beach as it has an oriental supermarket, cargo and money remittance services, and restaurants serving Filipino and Asian food, among others. F.L.B. Video Pinoy, which is a retail store offering media and telecommunications-based subscription services and pirated DVDs, was benefitting from the traffic of Filipino customers that flows into the area.

“I would say that this is a mid-level distribution and manufacturing. But we can’t be deceived by the small mom and pop type of shop because the amount of parts you can mass produce in a very short period of time is really incredible,” said Kris Buckner, president of Investigative Consultants (IC).

A Filipina described by investigators as a co-owner of the store was arrested during the raid while an arrest warrant was issued for the store’s owner, Fernando Legaspi Bernabe, who ran and lost for the Long Beach City Council four years ago. Both are facing felony charges.

The store has floor to ceiling metal shelves offering miscellaneous illegal DVDs including ABS-CBN titles for sale.

“You know it’s fake because the images on the cover are weird and there are typos in the print. Then when you open it, there’s a purple glow on the back of the DVDs,” explained LASD Deputy Chris Figueroa.

This is the third Filipino business raid this year for alleged DVD piracy in Southern California. ABS-CBN has partnered with law enforcement and investigators to step up its anti-piracy campaigns throughout the world in 2014 to ensure that the content that is distributed, whether in DVD or digital form, is the best experience for its customers. Moreover, the company combats piracy as it is a known to finance other criminal activities, including terrorism, and it also impacts detrimentally the industry workers and communities.

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