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Mice representing 1000 gene strains will speed gene to disease matching from 15 years to 2 year

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2012 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
With a 95 percent genomic similarity to humans, mice have long been used to learn about the genetic causes of human disease.
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Scientists unlock key to cancer cell death mystery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2012 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The p21 protein usually forces normal and cancer cells to stop dividing but it was recently shown that in some cases it can also kill cancer cells.
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Memory loss with aging not necessarily permanent

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2012 01:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Scripps Research Institute scientists have found a way to reverse age related memory defects in fruit flies by stimulating neurons
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Gene clue to post-traumatic stress disorder risk

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Apr, 2012 10:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Susceptibility to post traumatic stress disorder could be partially determined by gene variants, says a study.
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Vaccine to stop heart attacks could be here in 5 years

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2012 05:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A vaccine delivered in an injection or nasal spray to prevent heart attacks could be available within five years.
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The link between fast food and depression has been confirmed

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2012 06:32 AM
by AlexMuller
the results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are 51% more likely to develop depression.
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The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure, landmark study finds

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2012 06:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The brain appears to be wired in a rectangular 3D grid structure, suggests a new brain imaging study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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How does the brain secrete morality?

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2012 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies convened a conference of neuroscientists and philosophers to ponder how our brains generate thoughts about ethics, values, and morality
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Dementia: PM promises push to tackle national crisis

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2012 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Extra funding for research into dementia forms a central plank of the governments attempts to tackle the national crisis in care.
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Biomarkers for autism discovered

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2012 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Using advanced mass spectrometric methods, they succeeded in identifying peptides consisting of fragments of the complement factor C3 protein, whose natural function is in the immune system.
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Researchers prove that memories reside in specific brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
researchers used optogenetics to show that memories reside in very specific brain cells, and that simply activating a tiny fraction of brain cells can recall an entire memory
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Applying Watson technology for personalized cancer care

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2012 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The resulting decision support tool will help doctors everywhere create individualized cancer diagnostic and treatment recommendations for their patients based on current evidence.
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Test being developed to detect that a heart attack will soon happen

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2012 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors are one step closer to a simple test that could predict whether a patient is about to have a heart attack
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Computer model of spread of dementia can predict future disease

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2012 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Their findings could help patients and their families confirm a diagnosis of dementia and prepare in advance.
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Will we ever grow replacement hands?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2012 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
researchers can grow organs in the laboratory. There are patients walking around with body parts which have been designed and built by doctors out of a patients own cells.
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Researchers have found a mechanism that can be hijacked in order to import RNA into the mitochondria as desired.

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2012 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
This work was described as a potential game changer by Aubrey de Grey
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