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Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease

Posted in Medicine on 20th Apr, 2018 04:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of both motor neurone disease and a rare form of dementia.
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Breakthrough crispr gene editing trial set to begin this year

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2018 10:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Biotech company CRISPR Therapeutics is set to treat Europe’s patients with the CRISPR gene-editing tool this year following regulatory approval for trials.
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Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2018 02:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.
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Why some types of cancers are 'born to be bad'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2018 12:07 AM
by Alex Muller
A groundbreaking study has uncovered why some patients' cancers are more deadly than others, despite appearing identical.
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+35

Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2018 07:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Cancers should no longer be categorised by where they are first formed in the body, but instead by similarities in tumour types, researchers say.
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Scientists bring to life 'a sight for sore eyes'

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2018 05:46 PM
by Arushi Agrawal
New inventions offer a new hope and a promise of being effective in preventing sight loss, contributing to better quality of life.
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+26

Stem cell transplant cures first adult sickle-cell patient in Canada

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2018 11:07 AM
by Alex Muller
The first adult in Canada to have been cured of sickle cell anaemia did so with the help of stem cells donated by her sister.
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DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2018 10:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Coded electrical signal reinforces memories in patients, supporting pioneering research at USC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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+29

Zipline blood delivery drone applies for US trial

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2018 02:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Drone delivery firm Zipline has revealed a new aircraft that it says will let it make up to 500 deliveries every day.
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Where marijuana is legal, opioid prescriptions fall, studies find

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2018 06:23 AM
by Alex Muller
As more states legalise medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local marijuana dispensary.
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Pediatric cancer drug shows 93 percent response rate

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2018 01:51 AM
by Alex Muller
A first-of-its-kind drug targeting a fused gene found in many types of cancer was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested.
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+9

A pill that staves off aging? It's on the horizon

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2018 03:53 AM
by Alex Muller
Supplementation also tends to improve blood pressure and arterial health, particularly in those with mild hypertension, the study found.
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Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than alcohol, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2018 02:42 AM
by Alex Muller
'while marijuana may also have some negative consequences, it definitely is nowhere near the negative consequences of alcohol'
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Discovery of MRSA-busting antibiotic gives hope against resistant superbugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2018 02:58 AM
by Alex Muller
Antibiotics that can wipe out infections of superbug MRSA has raised hopes in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
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New tech for recording data from one million neurons in real time

Posted in Medicine on 25th Mar, 2018 07:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Applications include monitoring the brain in paralyzed patients, watching for epileptic seizure signs, and real-time feedback for robotic arms.
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Stem Cell Treatment Restores Sight to Patients in New Clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine on 25th Mar, 2018 01:12 AM
by Alex Muller
Patients receiving stem cell treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration have regained reading vision.
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+19
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