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Blood test detects Alzheimer’s plaques building up in brain

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2017 12:57 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test can detect whether plaques of beta-amyloid are building up in a person’s brain, a sign that they may develop Alzheimer’s disease.
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9 lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2017 06:29 PM
by Alex Muller
One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.
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Google factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated release of a million per week

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, will release about 20 million bacteria-infected sterile mosquitoes upon Fresno, California.
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A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:35 PM
by Alex Muller
A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.
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Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Allowing the blind to see or the paralyzed to feel touch
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VR Can Conquer Real Pain

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a promising medical weapon to deploy in the opioid crisis.
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'Living Drug' That Harnesses Immune System Clears Hurdle

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2017 04:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A new kind of cancer treatment that uses genetically engineered cells from a patient's immune system to attack their cancer easily cleared a crucial hurdle Wednesday.
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DARPA Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces For Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
BCIs could allow us to read the thoughts of others and improve our capacity for learning.
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+31

Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales.
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Personalized vaccines could help the immune system fight cancer

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
What if curing cancer was as easy as getting an injection?
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Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Multiwall carbon nanotubes could safely help repair damaged connections between neurons by serving as supporting scaffolds for growth or as connections between neurons.
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Sharp focus on Alzheimer's may help target drugs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jul, 2017 02:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer's have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists.
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Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Lack of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing, a process that could have long-term health effects.
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'Mind reading' technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2017 05:35 PM
by Alex Muller
By combining machine-learning with fMRI brain imaging technology, scientists have discovered, in essence, how to 'read minds.'
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+41

chocolates are not just treats, they are good for your cognition

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2017 04:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline.
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Video games can change your brain

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2017 04:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Studies investigating how playing video games can affect the brain have shown that they can cause changes in many brain regions.
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