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Redesigning People: How Medtech Could Expand Beyond the Injured

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2012 01:13 AM
by APM
Radical human modification is coming, like it or not, by the end of this century if not earlier. How much are you willing to alter yourself?
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Monkey controls robot hand through brain implants

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2012 09:12 AM
by APM
Sensors in a monkey brain monitor just 200 neurons enough to accurately interpret the monkeys movements and control a robotic hand
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Transforming Skin Cells into Neurons Leads to New Insights for Alzheimers

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2012 08:10 AM
by APM
Researchers at UC San Diego have created a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimers: living neurons in the lab
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An OFF switch for pain

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2012 06:47 PM
by APM
It is possible to inhibit the activity of pain sensitive neurons using an agent that acts as a photosensitive switch,
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Discovery of new blood types may explain some transplant failures and more

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2012 08:07 PM
by APM
Blood Mystery Solved: Two New Blood Types Identified
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Through the blood:engineers create self propelled medical device

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2012 11:24 AM
by APM
A tiny, wirelessly powered, self propelled medical device capable of controlled motion through a fluid, blood, to be exact
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Sirtuin 6 can increase the lifespan of male mice by 15%

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2012 02:08 AM
by APM
SIRT6 might extend life by protecting against metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
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Aging of eyes is blamed for range of health woes

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2012 04:08 PM
by APM
The gradual yellowing of the lens and the narrowing of the pupil that occur with age disturb the bodys circadian rhythm, contributing to a range of health problems, these studies suggest
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GPs to prescribe health apps

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2012 03:35 PM
by APM
GPs could soon offer their patients free smartphone apps to help with managing health conditions.
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Revolutionary putty could heal bone fractures in days rather than months

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2012 07:30 PM
by APM
Anyone who has broken a bone knows how long and arduous the recovery period can be.
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Pancreatic cancer: Trial drug shows promise

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2012 08:32 PM
by APM
Scientists say they may have found a new weapon against pancreatic cancer after promising early trial results of an experimental drug combination.
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DNA nanorobots deliver suicide messages to cancer cells, other diseases

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2012 07:07 PM
by APM
Researchers at have developed a nanorobotic device made from DNA that could potentially seek out specific cell targets
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Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2012 06:18 PM
by APM
differences evident in brain development starting at age 6 months in high risk infants who later develop autism
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Major breakthrough in Nanosurgery and the fight against cancer

Posted in Medicine on 17th Feb, 2012 06:06 PM
by APM
Researchers at Polytechnique Montréal have succeeded in changing the genetic material of cancer cells using a brandnew transfection method.
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While Average Lifespans Increase, 114 Remains A Stubborn And Mysterious Upper Bound. Why?

Posted in Medicine on 17th Feb, 2012 12:01 AM
by APM
the oldest age that the oldest people reach seems to be stubbornly and precisely cemented right at 114.
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Scientists Use Brain Waves To Eavesdrop On What We Hear

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2012 11:50 PM
by APM
The day we can scan a persons brain and hear their inner dialogue just got closer
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