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A nanoscale biological coating that can halt bleeding nearly instantaneously

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2012 09:47 PM
by APM
MIT engineers have developed a nanoscale biological coating that can halt bleeding nearly instantaneously that could dramatically improve survival rates for soldiers injured in battle.
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Birth of the Bionic Eye

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2012 08:53 PM
by APM
In 2012, electrodes will bring eyesight to the blind
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Bloodstream robots for medicine about 3 to 5 years away for clinical use

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2012 08:33 PM
by APM
There are many other researchers working on bloodstream robots but we are still about 3 to 5 years away from clinical use because of the regulatory timeline.
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5 Medical Advances Predicted for 2012

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2012 08:31 PM
by APM
What significant advances can we expect in 2012? Here are five predictions
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Microsoft developing electronic contact lens to monitor blood sugar

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2012 07:13 PM
by APM
new joint research by the University of Washington and Microsoft Research aims to incorporate electronics into such lenses to report blood sugar levels wirelessly.
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Brain function can start declining as early as age 45

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2012 06:41 PM
by APM
The brains ability to function can start to deteriorate as early as 45, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.
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Stephen Hawking at 70: How has he survived so long?

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2012 07:31 PM
by APM
British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.
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Dr. Daniel Kraft discusses future medical technologies

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2012 07:02 PM
by APM
Few fields are developing as quickly as health and medicine, which is why in May of 2011 Singularity University launched a specialized Executive Program called FutureMed.
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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2012 04:08 AM
by APM
In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps.
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Detoxing in January is futile says liver charity

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2012 03:37 AM
by APM
Giving up alcohol or going on a detox for one month is pointless, especially after the excesses of the festive season, says a liver charity.
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Longevity highlights for 2011

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2012 12:11 AM
by APM
ShareFightaging has a review of antiaging highlights for 2011.
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Brains Connective Cells Are Much More Than Glue

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2011 11:59 PM
by APM
Glia cells, named for the Greek word for glue hold the brains neurons together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviors
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Diet can stop brain shrinking

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2011 12:31 AM
by APM
A diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect, research suggests.
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Scanadu Raises $2M For Medical Tricorder

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2011 12:01 AM
by APM
Medical tech startup Scanadu has created a scanner that appears to have been inspired by those of Drs. McCoy and Crusher.
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Can Patients Handle the Truth? Getting Access to Doctors Notes

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2011 11:25 PM
by APM
A new study asks patients if they want to read what their doctor is writing in their chart. Overwhelmingly, the answer was yes. Not surprisingly, doctors resist.
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Lucid Dreaming could be used for learning new skills and improved decision making

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Dec, 2011 11:24 PM
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A slew of recent studies have shown that people can use dreams to improve decision-making and physical skills. They could even help people regain mobility following a stroke.
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