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Scientists Plan First Synthetic Blood Transfusion For 2017

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
A Step Closer To Perpetually Filled Blood Banks
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+52

Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2016 08:16 AM
by AlexMuller
They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough.
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+44

Dementia will soon be controlled just like HIV, says research institute

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2016 08:04 AM
by AlexMuller
There is even a chance that the brain could re-wire itself and restore lost mental ability once progress of the disease has been halted.
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+32

New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision

Posted in Medicine on 14th Dec, 2016 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome.
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Brain tests at 3 predict children's futures

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2016 12:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future chance of success in life, say researchers.
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+45

Novel Discovery Could Help Reverse Brain Damage

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists may have discovered an important protein marker to help doctors catch brain and heart disease earlier than ever before.
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+51

Alzheimer's treatment within reach after successful drug trial

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2016 02:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablet that switches off production of toxic amyloid proteins could be first treatment licensed in a decade if it is also shown to slow mental decline.
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+46

Doctors use deep-brain ultrasound therapy to treat tremors

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors in London have used sound waves to successfully operate deep inside the brain.
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+51

New diabetes treatment could eliminate need for insulin injections

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The therapy involves a capsule of genetically engineered cells implanted under the skin that release insulin as required.
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+34

'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer's, say US scientists after promising trials in mice.
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Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology is a startup focusing on medicines to help us do that by slowing the effects of age-related diseases.
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+42

New Research Shows How “Lost” Memories Can Be Recovered

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
New research could lead to treatment options for patients suffering from short-term memory problems, diseases like Alzheimer's, or mental illnesses.
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+54

Microbubbles open the blood-brain barrier to administer drugs without harming other areas

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2016 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The goal is to treat neurodegenerative diseases without collateral damage.
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+39

Pathway linked to slower aging also fuels brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a lot of buzz about taking NAD+ precursors for their anti-aging effects.
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+47

Will a cryogenically-frozen corpse ever come back to life?

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2016 02:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Will it one day be possible to cryopreserve a human brain in such a manner that it can be revived intact?
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+25

New Portable Anti-Hypothermia Device Can Warm 5 Liters of Blood on a Single Charge

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Such a device could put a serious dent in the thousands of annual death caused by insufficiently heated blood.
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