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Robot betters expert surgeons at soft tissue stitching

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2016 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
"No significant differences in erroneous needle placement among all surgical techniques, suggesting that STAR was as dexterous as expert surgeons in needle placement"
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Google DeepMind analyzing medical data and providing predictive analytics

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Comparing a patient information, DeepMind might be able to identify the early stages of a disease that is not yet symptomatic.
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+21

Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs; no stem cells required

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2016 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Closer to the natural regeneration that happens in animals like newts and salamanders and no medical-safety and embryo concerns.
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+56

Google has an idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A patent filed in 2014 and published Thursday describes a device that could correct vision without putting contacts in or wearing glasses everyday.
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+44

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.
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Worsening depression 'may predict dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said.
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+35

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The improvement is long-lasting so the therapy is suitable as a treatment.
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+36

First happiness genes have been located

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered.
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Research identifies compound that could reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2016 12:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A five-year study has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, using fruit flies as test subjects.
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+42

Glasgow University scientists crack brain 'Enigma code'

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2016 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered what two parts of the brain are saying to one another when processing visual images.
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+46

Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2016 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A complete picture of the areas that the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes has finally been revealed by scientists.
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+31

Why living around nature could make you live longer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The health benefits are likely thanks to factors such as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that come with living near green spaces.
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+44

Type-1 diabetes 'prevention' trial starts in Scotland

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Metformin is already used to treat diabetes, but it is not clear if it might prevent it from developing in the first place.
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+37

New cases of dementia in the UK fall by 20 percent over 2 decades

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
40,000 fewer cases than anticipated.
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+57

First blood test for Parkinson’s detects the disease much sooner

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The blood test is based on a discovery that over-active mitochondria are responsible for the buildup of toxic products responsible for the cell damage in Parkinson’s.
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+33

Scientists pinpoint where in the brain we process facial expressions

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2016 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
While we're not conscious of it, when you're looking at someone making a facial expression, there's a whole part of our brains that deals with decoding the information.
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