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Computer Approaches Human Skill for First Time in Mapping Brain

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Washington State University researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can accurately map brain networks from electronic microscopy images.
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Cholesterol Crystals Are Sign That A Heart Attack May Be Coming

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2017 05:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.
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Those at greater risk of having schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2017 06:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a causal link between those with the mental condition and users of the drug.
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Alzheimer's may be detected early, via eye exam

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2017 06:30 PM
by Alex Muller
Protein deposits on the retina have been found to correlate with plaques in the brain.
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+37

Liquid Biopsy Passes Test for Early Cancer Predicts 59% to 71% of stage I-II cancers

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test that distinguishes tumor DNA from altered non-tumor DNA detected cancer-related mutations.
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3D printing living tissues to form living structures

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.
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+46

algorithm can spot depression based on your Instagram posts

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help.
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'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.
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MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD causes long-lasting changes in personality, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2017 05:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Mental health professionals have long struggled to find more effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
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3D Printed Blood Vessels Offer New Possibilities for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Bioprinting enthusiasts envision a future where we’ll be able to print functional human organs on demand, putting an end to transplant waiting lists.
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A protein called cardiotrophin 1 can make your heart think you exercise

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2017 12:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) has been shown to improve heart health in the same way that exercise normally does.
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'Ego Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.
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First implants derived from stem cells to 'cure' type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
About 10 per cent of the 422 million people who have diabetes worldwide have type 1 diabetes.
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Diabetes drug could help those living with Parkinson's disease, research reveals

Posted in Medicine on 7th Aug, 2017 05:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Exenatide, currently used to treat type 2 diabetes, improves movement-related issues and might also slow the progression of Parkinson's.
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UK pledges £100m to global efforts to eradicate polio

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Money will fund vaccination of 45 million children annually until 2020, when the world could finally be declared polio-free.
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Study: Psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 05:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic magic mushrooms.
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