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A first: organs made with bodys own cells

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2012 08:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Tissue engineers caution that the work they are doing is experimental, and that the creation of complex organs is a long way off. But they are increasingly optimistic about the possibilities.
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A nose like sensor array that smells different cancers

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2012 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
In the fight against cancer, knowing the enemys exact identity is crucial for diagnosis and treatment, especially in metastatic cancers
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Paralyzed Rats Walk Again After Stem Cell Transplant

Posted in Medicine on 16th Sep, 2012 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The rodent recovery spurs hope that humans could one day benefit from similar treatments.
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Eye test helps diagnose neurological disorders

Posted in Medicine on 16th Sep, 2012 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
New test detects autism and ADHD as young as 6 months, can also diagnose Parkinsons early in elderly.
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Disorder of Neuronal Circuits in Autism Is Reversible

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2012 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a dysfunction in neuronal circuits that is caused by autism. They also report about their success in reversing these neuronal changes.
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A Brain Implant that Thinks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2012 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
An animal study suggests that neural implants could help brain damaged patients perform cognitive tasks.
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Laser injection less painful than needles

Posted in Medicine on 14th Sep, 2012 05:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A laser device for less painful injections has been developed by South Korean scientists.
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Work stress raises heart risk

Posted in Medicine on 14th Sep, 2012 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Having a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination, UK researchers say.
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Scientists discover how brain cells age

Posted in Medicine on 13th Sep, 2012 08:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Newcastle University researchers say they have discovered how neurons age.
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Crucial advance in stem cell research

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2012 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have succeeded in converting human skin cells directly into immature brain cells (or neural precursor cells).
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Alzheimers could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2012 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
There is evidence that poor diet is one cause of Alzheimers. If ever there was a case for the precautionary principle, this is it
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Second Hand Smoking Damages Everyday Prospective Memory

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2012 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
non smokers who live with or spend time with smokers are damaging their everyday memory.
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Hay fever vaccine: New method could be cheaper and better

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2012 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Sneezing through summer with a runny nose could become a thing of the past
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First mind controlled leg prothesis

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2012 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California have built and tested the first prosthetic lower limb that can be controlled in real time
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New drug protects memory against stress in mouse study

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2012 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug previously tested against muscular dystrophy might offer protection against memory problems induced by stressful conditions
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This Chip Measures Blood Sugar Levels Through Your Tears

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2012 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Not the first technique for measuring blood sugar levels that avoids the finger prick blood sample, but this tiny unobtrusive chip could be the least invasive
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