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Link Found Between Concussion and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.
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+47

Brain-controlled robot lets physically challenged see the world

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The Teleport uses a simple off-the-shelf brain control interface to improve the lives of those with motor disabilities.
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Biomarker Patterns in Blood Predict Healthy Aging

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2017 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Levels of specific biomarkers, or chemicals found in the blood, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging.
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+41

Neuroscientists discover that disorganized brain waves are needed for human memory

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain waves, or oscillations, are the brain’s way of organising activity and are known to be important to learning, memory, and thinking.
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+45

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.
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The End of Scars? Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2017 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells.
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Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2017 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer.
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+32

Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jan, 2017 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The difference between an old brain and a young brain isn't so much the number of neurons but the presence and function of supporting cells called glia.
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+34

Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2017 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The NovaSeq machine's scanning speed could decipher an entire human genome in less than an hour.
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+44

Mediterranean Diet May Have Lasting Effects on Brain Health

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2017 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely.
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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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+36

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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+42

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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+23

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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