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Scientists create nanoparticles that image brain tumors, increasing accuracy of surgical removal

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2012 03:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotech has enabled scientists to remove brain tumors from mice with unprecedented accuracy.
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Traffic pollution kills 5,000 a year in UK, says study

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2012 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Road pollution is more than twice as deadly as traffic accidents, according to a study of UK air quality.
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Specific Genes Linked to Big Brains and Intelligence

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2012 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain size and smarts are, to some extent, genetic and now, a team of more than 200 researchers has uncovered specific genes that are linked to both brain volume and IQ.
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Systemic Underestimation of future life expectancy by 3 years for every 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2012 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
What if retirement programs are underestimating how much longevity is likely to rise?
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Can a hallucinogen from Africa cure addiction?

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2012 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Since the 1960s a disparate group of scientists and former drug addicts have been advocating a radical treatment for addiction
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New MRI technique may predict rate of progress of dementias

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2012 05:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technique for analyzing brain images may make it possible to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases,
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Breakdown of white matter pathways affects decisionmaking as we age

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2012 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
study has found that peoples ability to make decisions in novel situations decreases with age
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Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2012 01:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists found that men who drank two pints of beer or two glasses of wine before solving brain teasers were quicker in delivering correct answers
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Where is intelligence located in the brain?

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2012 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
We found that general intelligence depends on a remarkably circumscribed neural system
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Whole genome sequences of supercentenarians reveal longevity clues

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2012 01:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has analyzed the complete genomic sequences of male and female supercentenarians, both over 114 years old.
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Study Finds New Possible Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2012 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
study led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies discovered a new type 2 diabetes treatment target represented by a pair of molecules that control hepatic glucose production, IP3 and calcineurin
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DNA Nanorobot Targets Therapeutic Responses

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2012 01:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Harvard University have developed a robotic device made from DNA that potentially could seek out specific cell targets within a complex mixture of cell types and deliver important molecular instructions
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Salk scientists find cellular switches for the bodys biological clock

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2012 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of a major gear in the biological clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolize food may lead to new drugs
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Marathon mouse space mission boosts bone protection

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2012 03:54 PM
by AlexMuller
A GROUP of mice have returned to Earth after the longest mission any animal has endured in space. The mice were floating around for 91 days to test a way to prevent the breakdown of bone.
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Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2012 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Teams of scientists working independently have for the first time identified several gene mutations that they agree sharply increase the chances that a child will develop autism.
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Resistance spread compromising fight against malaria

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2012 10:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found new evidence that resistance to the front line treatments for malaria is increasing
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