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Engineered, drug-secreting blood vessels reverse anemia in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2011 08:16 PM
by APM
System combining gene therapy with tissue engineering could avoid the need for frequent injections of recombinant drugs
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Researchers Engineer a Mightier Mouse

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2011 04:10 PM
by APM
The results could lead to better treatments for diabetes and muscle diseases in humans, as well as aging. (TechnologyReview)
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New cancer treatment: Rice chemists cram 2 million nanorods into a single cancer cell

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2011 10:06 PM
by APM
The nanorods, which are about the size of a small virus, can harvest and convert otherwise harmless light into heat.
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Ultrathin, ultraflexible brain implant or 50 time higher resolution

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2011 08:32 PM
by APM
A new, ultrathin, ultraflexible implant loaded with sensors can record the electrical storm that erupts in the brain during a seizure
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A wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in people with dangerous heart arrhythmias.

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2011 02:04 AM
by APM
Only about 7 percent of people in the United States who have sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive to hospital discharge
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Scientists destroy tumors in mice using light therapy

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2011 10:43 PM
by APM
Besides surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the foundation of modern day cancer treatment. Although effective, these therapies often have debilitating and damaging side effects.
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Light barrier used to repel mosquitoes

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2011 10:23 PM
by APM
In a phenomenon not fully understood, the mosquitoes that are outside the wall seem blocked, as if by a semi-invisible fence. (Gizmag)
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Obese Monkeys Lose Weight On Drug That Attacks Blood Supply of Fat Cells

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2011 03:04 AM
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Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average 11 percent of their body weight after four weeks of treatment with an experimental drug
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For the First Time, Lab-Grown Blood Is Pumped Into a Human's Veins

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2011 09:51 PM
by APM
Artificial blood may become a common reality, thanks to the first successful transfusion of lab-grown blood into a human. (Popsci)
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Computers found more accurate than doctors in breast-cancer diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2011 06:54 PM
by APM
Computer analyses of breast cancer microscopic images were found more accurate than those conducted by humans
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LifeStraw Brings Clean Water To Almost One Million In Kenya

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2011 06:19 PM
by APM
Most of us take access to clean water for granted. But for nearly a billion people around the world, clean water is a commodity thats hard to come by.
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Welsh government's opt out organ donor consultation

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2011 05:14 PM
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Families would have no legal right to stop dead relatives' organs being used for transplant if the person has not opted out in advance, under a proposed Welsh law.
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Doctor trials laser treatment to change eye colour

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2011 03:38 PM
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A US doctor is trying to pioneer a laser treatment that changes patients' eye colour.
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Tiny twisting muscles developed for propelling nanobots

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2011 03:13 PM
by APM
We've been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of treating medical conditions using nanobots - tiny robots that would be injected into a patient's bloodstream,
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Researchers reverse the aging process for human adult stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2011 12:43 AM
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Scientists have reversed the aging process in human adult stem cells, which are in turn responsible for replacing aged cells throughout the body
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Spanish scientists trial promising HIV vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2011 10:40 PM
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The MVA-B vaccine draws on the natural capabilities of the human immune system to combat the HIV virus
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