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Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2017 06:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest.
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+32

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting 2018

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2017 05:37 PM
by Alex Muller
The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.
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+47

Anti-dementia drugs will soon start clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2017 03:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Many neurodegenerative diseases involve the production of faulty proteins.
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+45

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017 02:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Countries must work together to wipe out viral hepatitis - a disease that is killing as many people globally as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
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+44

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
In mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones
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+35

Experts excited by 'wonder-drug' for neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2017 11:37 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.
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+33

Heart-healing patch has got the beat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2017 10:37 AM
by Alex Muller
One of the problems with heart attacks is that when the heart heals afterwards, it grows scar tissue over the part of the heart that was damaged.
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+32

Swansea University smart bandage trials 'within 12 months'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2017 04:30 PM
by Alex Muller
Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said.
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+29

Neuron-recording nanowires could help screen drugs for neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2017 04:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Ultimate goal is a neural-lace-like device that can be implanted in the brain to bridge or repair networks.
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+37

Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Heart attacks in particular are hard to anticipate.
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+36

Personalized tumor vaccines keep cancer in check

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2017 11:43 AM
by Alex Muller
For half a century, researchers have dreamed of giving cancer patients a vaccine that helps the immune system detect the tumors as foreign tissue and wipe them out.
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+37

Nanoparticle research tested in locusts focuses on new drug-delivery method

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2017 03:00 PM
by Alex Muller
Delivering life-saving drugs directly to the brain in a safe and effective way is a challenge for medical providers.
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+28

Brain cell therapy 'promising' for Parkinson's disease

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2017 01:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists believe they have found a way to treat and perhaps reverse Parkinson's disease, by making replacement cells to mend the damaged brain.
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+34

Study shows short- and long-term memories form simultaneously

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2017 01:59 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could revolutionize our understanding of how memories form in the brain.
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+37

'Holy Grail' of Gene Editing Partially Restores Vision

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2017 10:13 AM
by Alex Muller
With this new development we are finally able to use CRISPR to edit regular adult cells, giving hope to treat formally incurable diseases.
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+41

Tricorder-Like Device Can Tell if Your Brain Is Bleeding

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2017 10:15 AM
by Alex Muller
A new head worn device that scans the brain’s electrical patterns has shown tremendous promise in clinical trials.
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