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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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+38

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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New self-regulating nanoparticles could treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2017 11:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Intelligent nanoparticles which heat up to a temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells - but which then self-regulate and lose heat before they harm healthy tissue.
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Using electrical signals to stimulate human brain and improve memory

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2017 07:26 PM
by Alex Muller
People who received low-current electrical pulses showed a significant improvement in their ability to recognise specific faces and ignore similar ones.
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Towards the Transformation of Scar Tissue to Muscle in the Aged Heart

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2017 06:55 AM
by Alex Muller
The ability to transform one cell type directly into another has been demonstrated for many combinations of types in the laboratory.
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Killing off cells that refuse to die on their own will be powerful for antiaging

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2017 08:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Clearing old cells in mice has been shown to restore fitness, fur density and kidney function.
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Altered Gut Bacteria Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Oct, 2017 10:04 PM
by Alex Muller
The gut microbiome content is extremely complex, harbouring more bacteria than there are human cells in the body.
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+35

Anti-obesity drug acts on brain's appetite control system

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2017 07:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity.
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Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2017 05:15 PM
by Alex Muller
A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization.
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Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017 09:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A clinical trial conducted in Miami found that elderly patients breathed easier and walked longer distances after receiving a single infusion of stem cells.
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Brain Stimulation can accelerate learning by 40%, could be common by 2023

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017 02:50 AM
by Alex Muller
Non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could increase performance of associative learning.
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Doctors May Have Found a New Use for Ketamine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2017 08:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Ketamine has emerged as a promising therapeutic drug.
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MDMA Advances Another Step As Tool to Treat PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2017 04:14 AM
by Alex Muller
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) holds promise to once again become a therapeutic tool.
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The US government keeps spectacularly underestimating solar energy installation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2017 01:47 AM
by Alex Muller
The only thing certain in this life are death, taxes and the US department of energy’s massive underestimate of renewable energy capacity.
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