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Malaria deaths hugely underestimated

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2012 08:01 PM
by APM
Worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated, a study reports.
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Why the brain is more reluctant to function as we age

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2012 05:29 PM
by APM
New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we grow older.
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The science of antiaging

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2012 03:27 PM
by APM
an open public Science Live chat with antiaging experts Jay Olshansky, and Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, U.K. and chief science officer of SENS Foundation.
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Smart bomb mouthwash aims to end tooth decay: Will it work?

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2012 02:42 PM
by APM
Has tooth decay met its match?
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Handheld Pathogen Sensor Could Diagnose HIV in 30 Minutes

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2012 02:35 PM
by APM
Cornell researchers are mashing up their individual inventions to create a handheld pathogen detector that can quickly diagnose pathogens ranging from chlamydia and tuberculosis to HIV.
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Could A Club Drug Offer Almost Immediate Relief From Depression?

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2012 09:39 PM
by APM
Although antidepressants like Prozac have been around since the 1970s, they usually take weeks to make a difference. And for up to 40 percent of patients, they simply don't work.
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Drug companies join forces to combat deadliest tropical diseases

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2012 09:34 PM
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Bill Gates gets pharmaceutical giants to promise drug giveaways and unprecedented pledge to share research on new antidotes
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The ethics of brain boosting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2012 11:20 PM
by APM
The idea of a simple, cheap and widely available device that could boost brain function sounds too good to be true.
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AI will eventually drive healthcare, but not anytime soon

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2012 12:18 AM
by APM
A merging of artificial intelligence and healthcare is tougher than many realize
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Heart attacks deaths halved in the last decade, experts say

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2012 12:08 AM
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The death rate from heart attacks in England has halved in the last decade, says an Oxford University study.
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Cancer Vaccine Announcement

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2012 10:37 PM
by APM
The new NY-ESO-1 dendritic cell vaccine is expected to show great promise in patients with bladder, brain, breast, esophageal, gastrointestinal, hepatocellular, kidney, lung, melanoma, ovarian, prostate, sarcoma and uterine tumors.
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Sniffing Oxytocin Could Make Us Outgoing

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2012 10:34 PM
by APM
The chemical often referred to as the bonding hormone has already been shown to affect the social skills of people with autism.
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Mind altering drugs research call from Prof David Nutt

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2012 02:06 PM
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Former government drugs adviser Prof David Nutt has said that regulations should be relaxed to enable researchers to experiment on mind altering drugs.
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Advanced Cell Technology: Stem cell retinal implants safe

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2012 02:00 PM
by APM
Early results from the worlds first human trial using embryonic stem cells to treat diseases of the eye suggest the method is safe, say researchers.
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Future phones could measure your health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2012 04:11 PM
by APM
If researchers have their way, your smartphone could one day eliminate the time spent in doctors waiting rooms, and perhaps even tell you whether you have cancer.
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Meningitis jab offers protection hope

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2012 08:11 PM
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A vaccine against one of the most common forms of childhood meningitis could reduce the number of deaths in the UK even further.
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