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For the First Time Ever, a Robot Performed an Operation Inside a Human Eye

Posted in Medicine on 9th May, 2017 01:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have presented the results of a study using remotely operated robots to perform eye operations.
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Software firms are actively seeking 'neurodiverse' employees

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2017 05:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Everyone’s brain operates differently, and these companies hope to leverage the strengths in those differences to improve the software development process.
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Soft artificial retina might make for smoother eye implants

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2017 12:29 AM
by Alex Muller
A number of devices under development that promise to restore vision by stimulating optical neurons at the back of the eye.
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+37

New nuclear magnetic resonance technique offers 'molecular window' for live disease diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 6th May, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
NMR that can look inside a living system to get a high-resolution profile of which specific molecules are present, and extract a full metabolic profile.
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A 'smart contact lens' for diabetes and glaucoma diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2017 07:01 PM
by Alex Muller
The design is based on transparent, stretchable sensors that are deposited on commercially available soft-contact lenses.
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+24

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal.
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+24

Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2017 05:52 PM
by Alex Muller
People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests.
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China Is Racing Ahead in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2017 01:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Chinese scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 on humans for the second time, injecting a cancer patient with modified human genes in hopes of vanquishing the disease.
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+34

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers.
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+33

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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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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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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