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Japan team creates liver from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2012 09:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Japanese scientists have created a functioning human liver from stem cells, according to a newspaper report.
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Alzheimers vaccine trial a success say researchers

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2012 09:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Sweden have developed a vaccine that improves the outcomes of people with mild to moderate symptoms of Alzheimers disease.
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Bionic Eyes Are Totally a Thing Come 2013

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2012 08:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The Google Glasses may be the big news in optics, but the real tech to watch might be the Australian cyber eye thats set to begin clinical trials next year.
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Nobel winning Barre Sinoussi optimistic about HIV cure

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2012 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The scientist who won a Nobel prize for her work in first identifying HIV says she at last believes finding a cure for the virus which causes Aids might be possible.
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CT Scans Triple Cancer Risk in Children

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2012 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study reveals that children who undergo CT head scans triple their risk of developing leukemia or a brain tumour.
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Tiny new sensor could simplify brain wave research

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2012 02:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost as sensitive, but much cheaper and easier to operate, than the best magnetometers available today.
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Prostate cancer drug so effective trial stopped

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2012 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
new drug for advanced prostate cancer patients has proved so effective that researchers stopped the clinical trial early to give all patients a chance
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Wall Street Journal Considers Our Superabled Transhumanist Future

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2012 08:21 PM
by AlexMuller
High tech implants will soon be commonplace enhancements under our skin and inside our skulls, making us stronger and smarter.
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Neuroscientists reach major milestone in whole brain circuit mapping project

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2012 08:11 PM
by AlexMuller
the first whole brain wiring diagram of a vertebrate brain, that of the mouse.
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Lab grown human blood vessels could help study diseases, grow tissues for transplant

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2012 08:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of bioengineers has developed the first structure for growing small human blood vessels in the laboratory
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Finnish Scientists Announce a Possible Universal Allergy Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2012 11:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A new process could one day keep millions allergy free
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Fish study raises hope for spinal injury repair

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2012 09:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have unlocked the secrets of the zebra fish ability to heal its spinal cord after injury, in research that could deliver therapy for paraplegics and quadriplegics
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Cannabis does not slow multiple sclerosis progress

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2012 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Cannabis does not halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), a medical trial has concluded.
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First Stem Cell-Based Therapy Gets Approved, In Canada

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2012 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A medical treatment that uses stem cells derived from bone marrow has just been approved in Canada.
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Super sensitive Tests could enable early disease detection

Posted in Medicine on 29th May, 2012 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed an ultra sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages
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Special polymer gel allows adult stem cell differentiation without immune rejection

Posted in Medicine on 27th May, 2012 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A special surface, free of biological contaminants, allows adult derived stem cells to thrive and transform into multiple cell types.
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