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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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Viruses Recruited as Killers of Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2012 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Viruses can be designed to attack tumors.
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Examining His Own Body, Stanford Geneticist Stops Diabetes in Its Tracks

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2012 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Clinicians at the front of the movement to personalize medicine see Snyders self analysis as a landmark
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Will 10 year olds be popping pills to live longer?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2012 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Are we destined to rely on drugs and pills at an increasingly young age to help us survive longer?
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Red meat: What is a 13% increase in the risk of death?

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2012 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Eating an extra portion of red meat every day will increase your risk of death by 13% annually, according to a new study. It sounds scary, but is it?
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Peoples immune systems can now be duplicated in mice

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2012 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a method of duplicating an individual persons unique immune system, within a mouse
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Few genes control neuronal function

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have taken a step closer to solving the mystery of how 100 billion neurons are created, each with specific duties.
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The split brain: a tale of two halves

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2012 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Since the 1960s, researchers have been scrutinizing a handful of patients who underwent a radical kind of brain surgery. The cohort has been a boon to neuroscience but soon it will be gone.
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Nanotube technology leading to fast, lower cost medical diagnostics

Posted in Medicine on 14th Mar, 2012 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have used carbon nanotubes to increase the speed of biological sensors
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Long space missions may damage eyesight

Posted in Medicine on 14th Mar, 2012 01:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The eyes and brains of astronauts who have spent long periods of time in orbit can develop abnormalities, new research has suggested.
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Activist pressure slowing animal imports

Posted in Medicine on 14th Mar, 2012 12:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Some leading scientists are warning pressure from animal rights activists is reducing the number of animals being brought into Britain for research.
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Red meat increases death, cancer and heart risk, says study

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2012 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
A diet high in red meat can shorten life expectancy, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.
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Heart Attacks Rise Following Daylight Saving Time

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2012 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
While we all might look forward to another hour of sunshine a University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says the time change is not necessarily good for your health.
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A new view of DNA

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2012 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
New research from Harvard suggests that how DNA is packed into cells may be at least as important as the biological coding it contains.
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Drug Helps Purge Hidden HIV

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2012 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding
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