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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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hallucinogenic drugs help problem drinkers

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2012 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
drugs have potential as a treatment for alcoholism, according to a retrospective analysis of studies
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Cost of gene sequencing falls, raising hopes for medical advances

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2012 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
In Silicon Valley, the line between computing and biology has begun to blur
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An open source robo surgeon

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2012 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
University of Washington researchers have developed medical robots with wing like arms, called Ravens, for robotic surgery.
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Human stem cells help blind rats

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2012 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Stem cells taken from the back of a human eye have restored some vision to blind rats, according to researchers.
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Redheads feel a different kind of pain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2012 08:26 PM
by APM
Redheads are more sensitive to some kinds of pain and less sensitive to others. The explanation for these differences could be found in their genetic makeup.
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Better neural control of prosthetics for amputees

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2012 08:25 PM
by APM
Sandia National Laboratories researchers are creating biocompatible interface scaffolds to improve amputees control over prosthetics, with direct help from their own nervous systems.
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Lifestyle Choices Made in Your 20s Can Impact Your Heart Health in Your 40s

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2012 12:12 AM
by APM
aintaining a healthy lifestyle from young adulthood into your 40s is strongly associated with low cardiovascular disease risk in middle age
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Stem cells grown on a scaffold form new heart tissues

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2012 03:18 PM
by APM
Scientists are one step closer to creating a functioning human heart grown from a patients own stem cells.
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Selective removal of aging cells delays onset of aging related diseases

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2012 03:14 PM
by APM
Clearance of p16Ink4a positive senescent cells delays ageing associated disorders
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Reversing Alzheimer Gene Blockade Can Restore Memory

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2012 08:12 PM
by APM
An enzyme in the brains of Alzheimer patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories.
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