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Study: Apple Watch Cardiogram app bested EKG band in spotting errant heartbeat

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2018 08:44 PM
by Alex Muller
The study raises the prospect that advanced AI will enable wearable devices to detect dangerous medical conditions using only basic sensors.
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The wearable brain scanner you can move around in

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2018 08:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists in Nottingham have invented a new type of brain scanner which can be worn on the head, allowing patients to move while being scanned.
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Switching from unhealthy to healthier diet lowers depressive symptoms more than social support sessions

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2018 08:37 PM
by Alex Muller
Study suggests the right food may be powerful antidepressant.
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Anti-aging biotech Unity adds $55M as it preps first human trial to flush senescent cells

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2018 12:31 AM
by Alex Muller
Unity Biotechnology is filling up its cash reserves with another venture round before it goes into its first anti-aging human studies.
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Artificial Intelligence can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family does

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2018 09:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Earlier diagnosis could help researchers develop drugs to slow the progress of the disease.
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Study suggests our biological ageing is slowing down

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2018 08:36 PM
by Alex Muller
'Lifespan extension accomplished through a deceleration of the aging process will lead to lower health care expenditures, higher productivity and greater well-being.'
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A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human one

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2018 07:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have been trying for decades to make an artificial heart that can be permanently implanted.
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+19

First steps have been taken for vaccines in pill form

Posted in Medicine on 14th Mar, 2018 06:52 AM
by Alex Muller
UK scientists have taken the first steps towards creating new vaccine treatments in pill form.
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+34

Sleeping in rooms with even a little light can increase risk of depression

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2018 05:17 AM
by Alex Muller
Exposure to light at night, even at very low levels, has been linked to an increased risk of depression, according to a study published this month
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Health wearables have tripled in 2 years and AI healthcare will increase 11x over 7 years

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2018 02:40 AM
by Alex Muller
Use of wearables has more than tripled since 2014.
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A CRISPR edit for heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2018 01:05 AM
by Alex Muller
According to World Health Organization statistics published in 2015, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide.
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Alzheimer’s researchers win brain prize

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2018 05:50 AM
by Alex Muller
Four dementia scientists have shared this year’s 1m Euro brain prize for pivotal work that has changed our understanding of Alzheimer’s.
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+17

The 9 types of startups Y Combinator thinks the world needs in 2018

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2018 05:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Thousands of startup founders apply to Y Combinator in the hope that their company will join the ranks of alumni like Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Instacart and reddit.
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Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2018 09:30 PM
by Alex Muller
When Vanderbilt University scientists tried to use graphene to measure electrical activity in the brain, they found that it actually enhanced nerve cell signaling.
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+12

To assess diabetic nerve damage, look in the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2018 01:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Approximately half of the people who have had type 2 diabetes for over 10 years experience a decrease in nerve function, which typically begins in their feet.
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Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2018 11:27 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.
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