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Scanadu Raises $2M For Medical Tricorder

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2011 12:01 AM
by APM
Medical tech startup Scanadu has created a scanner that appears to have been inspired by those of Drs. McCoy and Crusher.
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Can Patients Handle the Truth? Getting Access to Doctors Notes

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2011 11:25 PM
by APM
A new study asks patients if they want to read what their doctor is writing in their chart. Overwhelmingly, the answer was yes. Not surprisingly, doctors resist.
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Lucid Dreaming could be used for learning new skills and improved decision making

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Dec, 2011 11:24 PM
by APM
A slew of recent studies have shown that people can use dreams to improve decision-making and physical skills. They could even help people regain mobility following a stroke.
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Is a cure for the common cold on the way?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2011 07:11 PM
by APM
Todd Rider, an MIT research scientist, is developing an antiviral drug called Draco that has proven successful in lab trials with human tissue and mice against all 15 viruses it has used for.
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Canadian developed HIV vaccine approved for human studies

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2011 06:28 PM
by APM
Previous studies have shown the vaccine triggers a strong immune response and has yet to show any adverse effects or safety risks.
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New approach to malaria vaccine revealed by Oxford researchers

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2011 06:00 PM
by APM
A potential new malaria vaccine has shown promise in animal studies, according to research.
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New Gene Therapy Stops The Bleeding In Hemophilia Patients

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2011 01:21 PM
by APM
Finally, some good news about gene therapy. And just in time for the holidays
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Pituitary Grown From Embryonic Stem Cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2011 12:31 PM
by APM
Chalk up another part of the body that can be grown from stem cells, at least in mice.
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UCL: We want to prevent people getting dementia

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2011 12:14 PM
by APM
Noticing an elderly relative is suddenly starting to forget things, is getting confused or displaying sudden changes of mood are usually the first signs they are developing dementia.
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Kid Gets a New Ear Made from His Own Rib

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2011 05:13 AM
by APM
Thats Sean Wingrove-Smith from Walderslade, who doctors gave a new ear thanks to a procedure that sounds like a verse out of Genesis.
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Microsoft and GE creating new health care company in Seattle region, employing 750 to start

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2011 02:27 AM
by APM
In a surprise joint venture between two corporate giants, Microsoft and General Electric plan to form a new health-care technology company
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Marathon training may pose a heart risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2011 03:37 AM
by APM
Doing extreme endurance exercise, like training for a marathon, can damage the heart, research reveals.
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Rapamycin increases lifespan in mice

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2011 09:39 PM
by APM
Rapamycin increases lifespan and inhibits spontaneous tumorigenesis in female mice
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Gene therapy can protect against HIV

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2011 08:42 PM
by APM
An introduced gene conveys long-lived resistance to HIV infection in mice.
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Genetically altered mosquito to fight humanity's biggest killer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2011 01:19 AM
by APM
The mosquito, and the diseases it carries, could be responsible for as many as 46 billion deaths over the history of our species.
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The incredible shrinking laboratory or lab on a chip

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2011 05:35 AM
by APM
A lab on a-chip crams the pipettes, beakers and test tubes of a modern chemistry lab onto a microchip-sized wafer
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