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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
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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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Tiny Magnets Could Clear Diseases from the Blood

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2011 11:57 PM
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Researchers make magnetic nanoparticles that can latch on to harmful molecules and purge them from the blood.
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Alzheimers: Deep brain stimulation reverses disease

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2011 02:44 AM
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Scientists in Canada have raised a tantalising prospect - reversing Alzheimer's disease.
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Low vitamin D linked to heart disease, death

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2011 08:49 PM
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In people with low blood levels of vitamin D, boosting them with supplements more than halved a person's risk of dying from any cause
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Startups, depression and suicide

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2011 09:18 PM
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The Hushed Dangers of Startup Depression
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Cancer survival: Macmillan hails major improvement

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2011 08:45 PM
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Some cancer survivors in England and Wales are living nearly six times longer than 40 years ago, figures show.
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Bionic contact lens to project emails before eyes

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2011 08:40 PM
by APM
A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials!
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Stem Cell Treatments for Zoo Animals Hold Promise for Humans

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2011 10:24 PM
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Stem cells made from fat are showing results in animals, making researchers hopeful they can one day replicate the success in humans.
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Engineered, drug-secreting blood vessels reverse anemia in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2011 08:16 PM
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System combining gene therapy with tissue engineering could avoid the need for frequent injections of recombinant drugs
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Researchers Engineer a Mightier Mouse

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2011 04:10 PM
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The results could lead to better treatments for diabetes and muscle diseases in humans, as well as aging. (TechnologyReview)
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New cancer treatment: Rice chemists cram 2 million nanorods into a single cancer cell

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2011 10:06 PM
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The nanorods, which are about the size of a small virus, can harvest and convert otherwise harmless light into heat.
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Ultrathin, ultraflexible brain implant or 50 time higher resolution

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2011 08:32 PM
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A new, ultrathin, ultraflexible implant loaded with sensors can record the electrical storm that erupts in the brain during a seizure
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A wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in people with dangerous heart arrhythmias.

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2011 02:04 AM
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Only about 7 percent of people in the United States who have sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive to hospital discharge
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