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Ketamine has 'truly remarkable' effect on depression

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2017 03:13 PM
by Alex Muller
After six months, 43% of the subjects said they had no significant symptoms of depression
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Eye test could help diagnose autism

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain.
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New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2017 03:53 PM
by Alex Muller
National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a single drop of blood, with a clinical study set to start from next month.
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+34

Scientists find virtual reality can reduce the pain associated with dental treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
A virtual coastal environment can be employed to manage pain, according to research published in the scientific journal Environment and Behavior.
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Depression changes brain structure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.
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Artificial intelligence can help better diagnose schizophrenia, says IBM researchers

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2017 01:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Machine learning algorithms can help diagnose schizophrenia more quickly and accurately, according to new research.
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Blood test detects Alzheimer’s plaques building up in brain

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2017 12:57 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test can detect whether plaques of beta-amyloid are building up in a person’s brain, a sign that they may develop Alzheimer’s disease.
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9 lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2017 06:29 PM
by Alex Muller
One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.
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Google factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated release of a million per week

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, will release about 20 million bacteria-infected sterile mosquitoes upon Fresno, California.
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+42

A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:35 PM
by Alex Muller
A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.
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Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Allowing the blind to see or the paralyzed to feel touch
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+35

VR Can Conquer Real Pain

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a promising medical weapon to deploy in the opioid crisis.
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'Living Drug' That Harnesses Immune System Clears Hurdle

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2017 04:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A new kind of cancer treatment that uses genetically engineered cells from a patient's immune system to attack their cancer easily cleared a crucial hurdle Wednesday.
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DARPA Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces For Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
BCIs could allow us to read the thoughts of others and improve our capacity for learning.
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Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales.
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