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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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+53

The World's First 'Artificial Pancreas' Will Be Hitting the Market in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It could help the more than 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1 diabetes manage their disease.
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+35

Artists may unknowingly paint a picture of cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not abnormal for the style of artists to evolve over time, but could very subtle changes represent something bigger than simply maturing tastes?
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+47

Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Attach the mini microscope to your smartphone to take the test.
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+21

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.
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+49

Experimental Cancer Therapy Makes Inroads Treating Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The immunotherapy approach may soon be commercially available for leukemia and lymphoma.
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+53

Immune cells in covering of brain discovered; may play critical role in battling neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By harnessing the power of cells, known as type 2 innate lymphocytes, doctors may be able to develop treatments for neurological diseases.
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Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK government

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania.
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+41

Nanodiscs deliver personalized cancer therapy to immune system

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Personalized immunotherapy is a fast-growing field of research in the fight against cancer.
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+34

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2016 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
'When the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless'
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+38

Method discovered to remove amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A strategy for removing amyloid plaques; clumps in a brain with Alzheimer’s disease that are created by misfolded proteins.
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+33

Using graphene to detect brain cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
By interfacing brain cells with graphene, researchers have differentiated a single hyperactive Glioblastoma Multiforme cancerous astrocyte cell from a normal cell in the lab.
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+21

New ultrasound microscopy technique is first to image inside live cells

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis.
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+38

Blood test for hidden heart disease and risk of heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A cheap blood test can predict which apparently healthy patients are at high risk of a heart attack.
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+40

How diabetes drug metformin prevents, suppresses cancer growth

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2016 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Ancient genetic pathway suggests new ways to fight cancers and support healthy ageing.
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+56

MRI scans reveal Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to playing a musical instrument.
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