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Stem cell injections reduce scarring during bypass surgery and possibly increase survival of patients

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2016 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 30% improvement in heart function, 40% reduction in scar size, and 70% improvement in quality of life.
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Imaging method identifies common brain disorders

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2016 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
New chemical allows for measuring the density of synapses in the entire brain in vivo for the first time, using a PET scan.
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+47

Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Large brains are more susceptible to certain mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease.
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+38

Poor Sleep in Childhood Ups Risk of Later Depression, Anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
It creates more negative emotions and also alters positive emotional experiences.
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+31

Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans for the First Time

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The trial could pave the way for more CRISPR-based treatments in the future, potentially revolutionizing the way we treat diseases.
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Imaging technique shows in living brain what was once only visible in cadavers

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed and tested a technique that could revolutionize how we observe the progress of common brain disorders.
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+26

New cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Such combinations are expected to kill cancer cells, which have mutations, but not healthy cells, which do not.
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+35

Brain map carves cortex into twice as many areas

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2016 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been mapped in various ways for centuries, but this new effort is a landmark attempt at a definitive, modern atlas for neuroscientists.
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+51

Working full-time could be bad for your brain after a certain age

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 07:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An international team of researchers tested 3,000 Australian men and 3,500 women over the age of 40
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+52

Drug combo that helps immune system attack cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
'Cancers can remain inconspicuous in the body for months to years before causing major problems, leading the immune system to coexist rather than to attack cancers'
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+54

Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's DeepMind has moved on from playing Go to more serious matters - attempting to solve some of the world's biggest health problems.
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Middle-age-plus memory decline may just be a matter of changing focus

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2016 08:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Memory issues may be changes in brain focus during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function.
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+44

Baby born in the UK from cryopreserved ovary tissue

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2016 08:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The 33-year-old mother had a section of her ovary removed and cryopreserved 11 years ago.
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+46

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
They said this mirrored the pattern of other epidemics, such as chikungunia, a virus similar to Zika.
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+47

Why your immune system may control your brain and your social behavior

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2016 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
That finding could have implications for diseases such as autism-spectrum and schizophrenia, the researchers suggest.
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+55

The Lancet: Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2016 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries.
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+31
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