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Scar-free wound healing could be on its way

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2017 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
They're now able to get wounds to heal with regenerated skin, instead of with scar tissue.
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+38

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2017 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Grail leverages Illumina’s gene sequencing tech to potentially spot any kind of cancer in the body before symptoms appear.
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Adult Brains Are Built To Recognise Faces Better Than Kids' Brains

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2017 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have generally thought that babies are born with more tissue than their brains need, and that the body slowly dumps some of it as the brain develops.
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Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2017 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline.
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Solar cells implanted under the skin can power pacemakers

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2017 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A flat battery is an even bigger hassle in implanted electronic medical devices, such as pacemakers. It often means invasive surgery to replace the battery or the entire unit.
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New Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Aggressive Brain Tumours

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Boosting the power of immune cells, researchers have demonstrated a revolutionary way to treat aggressive brain cancer.
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+53

The World's First 'Artificial Pancreas' Will Be Hitting the Market in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It could help the more than 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1 diabetes manage their disease.
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+35

Artists may unknowingly paint a picture of cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not abnormal for the style of artists to evolve over time, but could very subtle changes represent something bigger than simply maturing tastes?
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Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Attach the mini microscope to your smartphone to take the test.
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MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.
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Experimental Cancer Therapy Makes Inroads Treating Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The immunotherapy approach may soon be commercially available for leukemia and lymphoma.
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Immune cells in covering of brain discovered; may play critical role in battling neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By harnessing the power of cells, known as type 2 innate lymphocytes, doctors may be able to develop treatments for neurological diseases.
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Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK government

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania.
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+41

Nanodiscs deliver personalized cancer therapy to immune system

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Personalized immunotherapy is a fast-growing field of research in the fight against cancer.
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+34

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2016 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
'When the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless'
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Method discovered to remove amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A strategy for removing amyloid plaques; clumps in a brain with Alzheimer’s disease that are created by misfolded proteins.
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