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Scientists have an antibody that neutralises 98% of HIV strains

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
We're closer than ever to an HIV vaccine.
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+35

Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline'

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2016 02:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's largest dementia research experiment, which takes the form of a video game, has indicated the ability to navigate declines throughout life.
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tDCS of the brain shows improved multitasking performance

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2016 02:06 PM
by AlexMuller
tDCS can improve multitasking skills and help avoid the drop in performance that comes with information overload.
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Blood from young people have proteins that rejuvenate old organisms

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Blood plasma from young people has been found to rejuvenate old mice, improving their memory, cognition, and physical activity.
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+55

Dementia now leading cause of death in England and Wales

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016 12:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.
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Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016 12:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests.
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Bionic Eyes Are Coming, and They’ll Make Us Superhuman

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Bionic eyes are already in development and could alleviate sight issues for hundreds of millions suffering from visual impairments or blindness.
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A research Team Think They Have Found the Physical Location of Consciousness

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2016 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A team may have figured out its physical origins of consciousness in the brain, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions.
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+42

Vanderbilt University's Artificial Kidney

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2016 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Professor of Medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis.
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+46

fMRI Brain scan better than polygraph test in spotting lies

Posted in Medicine on 12th Nov, 2016 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
When someone is lying, areas of the brain linked to decision-making are activated, which lights up on an fMRI scan for experts to see.
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US Army is testing a Zika Virus Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The Phase 1 trial will test the safety and immunogenicity; the ability of the vaccine to trigger an immune response in the body
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+44

Neuroscience review reframes 'mind-wandering' and mental illness

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Mind-wandering is not far from creative thinking.
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Brain-scanning helmet will allow brains to be studied on the go

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2016 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology will allow for investigations to be carried out into people with exceptional talents and also those with degenerative brain disorders.
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Robot surgeon can operate finely enough to remove cataracts

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2016 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Axsis, a system developed by Cambridge Consultants, is a small, teleoperated robot designed to operate on the eye with greater accuracy than a human.
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New Alzheimer’s drug developed by Merck clears milestone in human clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain plaque inhibitor is now being tested in larger studies for efficacy against the neurodegenerative disease.
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Second Sight reveals 1st implant of Orion I visual cortical stimulator

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
'Based on these results, stimulation of the visual cortex has the potential to restore useful vision to the blind'
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