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Marijuana could hold the key to treating Alzheimer's but drug laws stand in the way

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2017 03:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Cannabinoids can help remove dangerous dementia proteins from brain cells, researchers say.
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Brain activity appears to continue after people are dead, according to new study

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2017 07:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The research could have huge medical and ethical implications for things such as organ donation.
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A Retinal implant could add years to your eyesight

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2017 07:25 PM
by Alex Muller
It may be possible to fight retinal degeneration in an unintrusive way.
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IU study finds caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2017 11:56 PM
by Alex Muller
New analysis reveals 24 compounds that can help reduce impact of harmful proteins in the brain.
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3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2017 10:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Even as political landscapes change, science and technology continue to push forward.
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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells May Hold Key To Reversing Aging

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2017 10:42 AM
by Alex Muller
As it turns out, rejuvenation of blood cells is possible. And the implications can be quite revolutionary.
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+39

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2017 08:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.
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+47

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'It can deliver the virus [containing the opsins] straight to the cell, and then stimulate the response and record the activity'
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Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:59 AM
by Alex Muller
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.
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+38

Inductive heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles enables safe thawing of cryopreserved transplant organs

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:52 AM
by Alex Muller
Nanotechnology can be used to rapidly rewarm cryogenically treated samples without damaging delicate frozen tissues.
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Terminal cancer patients in complete remission after one gene therapy treatment

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2017 06:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A gene therapy treatment which boosts a patient's own immune cells has been shown to clear disease from one third of terminal patients.
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+33

Scientists rejuvenate blood by reprogramming cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The effort could fight leukemia and other blood conditions.
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+48

AI can predict autism through babies' brain scans

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2017 01:49 AM
by Alex Muller
It could lead to an earlier, more accurate diagnosis.
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Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.
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Brain-computer interface allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2017 04:51 PM
by Alex Muller
3 participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.
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Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.
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