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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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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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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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+42

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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+31

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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+53

Hair thin fibers were used for two way optical, electrical and chemical signaling within the brain

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2017 04:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The new approach could provide way to learn about the functions and interconnections of different brain regions.
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Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2017 10:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart.
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+39

Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life.
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+34

Gene Editing is Leading to a New Age in Human Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Gene-editing therapy was successfully used to treat a leukemia patient.
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+25

Autism may be detectable in the brain long before the symptoms appear

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists.
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Scientists may have just made a malaria vaccine breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2017 03:35 PM
by Alex Muller
The ultimate solution, a vaccine, has remained elusive for decades.
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CTE found in former soccer players, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2017 06:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease thought to be caused by repeated injuries to the head.
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Talking to a Computer May Soon to Diagnose Illness

Posted in Medicine on 14th Feb, 2017 05:29 PM
by Alex Muller
In recent years, technology has been producing more and more novel ways to diagnose and treat illness.
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