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Gene therapy infused into persons blood to correct liver enzymes

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2017 01:59 PM
by Alex Muller
When the enzyme is defective or missing, the sugars build up and can cause developmental delays, organ problems, brain damage, and early death.
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Brain implant tested in human patients found to improve memory recall

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2017 03:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers conducted experiments involving implanting electrodes into the brains of human volunteers to see if it might improve memory.
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The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2017 01:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated the ability for the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rhythm with a 97 percent accuracy.
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Bill Gates commits $100 million to Alzheimer’s fund

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2017 11:37 AM
by Alex Muller
With rising numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the disease is taking a growing emotional and financial toll as people live longer.
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Scientists develop gene therapy that could restore partial vision

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2017 11:31 AM
by Alex Muller
The new gene therapy is under review by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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This $100-million Startup Plans to Put Chips Into Human Brains to Enhance Intelligence

Posted in Medicine on 12th Nov, 2017 12:56 PM
by Alex Muller
In the next 15 years humans will be able to greatly expand their brain's natural abilities
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Traditional Amazonian drug linked to improved sense of wellbeing

Posted in Medicine on 12th Nov, 2017 12:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people’s general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression.
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Neuropixels probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2017 08:58 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have developed powerful new 'Neuropixels' brain probes that can simultaneously monitor the neural activity of hundreds of neurons.
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Old human cells rejuvenated in breakthrough discovery on aging

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2017 07:30 AM
by Alex Muller
A new way to rejuvenate old cells in the laboratory, making them not only look younger, but start to behave more like young cells, has been discovered.
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Breakthrough Gel for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2017 09:28 AM
by Alex Muller
There is a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types.
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Blood plasma from young donors improves functional ability for Alzheimers

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2017 05:08 PM
by Alex Muller
It was the group of participants, who had no idea if they were getting a placebo, who showed the most improvement in function.
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Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2017 04:00 AM
by Alex Muller
As evidence emerges that schizophrenia could be an immune system disease, two-year trial will use antibody drug currently used for MS.
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Do We Need Brain Implants to Keep Up with Robots?

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2017 09:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Neuroscientist Christof Koch calls for a “crash program” in brain technologies to make us smarter.
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Drug 'melts away' fat inside arteries

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2017 08:48 AM
by Alex Muller
A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.
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Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2017 06:08 AM
by Alex Muller
In experiments, UNC and NC State researchers led by Zhen Gu, PhD, designed synthetic beta cells to secrete insulin in response to high blood sugar.
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Rigorous Study Finds Antidepressants Worsen Long-Term Outcomes

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2017 05:57 AM
by Alex Muller
A new study has found that taking antidepressant medications resulted in more severe depression symptoms after nine years.
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