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Stephen Hawking at 70: How has he survived so long?

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2012 07:31 PM
by APM
British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.
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Dr. Daniel Kraft discusses future medical technologies

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2012 07:02 PM
by APM
Few fields are developing as quickly as health and medicine, which is why in May of 2011 Singularity University launched a specialized Executive Program called FutureMed.
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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2012 04:08 AM
by APM
In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps.
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Detoxing in January is futile says liver charity

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2012 03:37 AM
by APM
Giving up alcohol or going on a detox for one month is pointless, especially after the excesses of the festive season, says a liver charity.
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Longevity highlights for 2011

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2012 12:11 AM
by APM
ShareFightaging has a review of antiaging highlights for 2011.
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Brains Connective Cells Are Much More Than Glue

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2011 11:59 PM
by APM
Glia cells, named for the Greek word for glue hold the brains neurons together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviors
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Diet can stop brain shrinking

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2011 12:31 AM
by APM
A diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect, research suggests.
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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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