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Tags results for 'blood'

Artificial blood made in Romania. First tests encouraging, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could prove crucial given the lack of blood doctors need in cases of severe accidents and major surgeries.

Eye Blood Vessels Linked to Cognitive Function, IQ

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, the width of blood vessels in the retina ,a light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye – may indicate brain health.

Heart attack risk identified by new scan

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way of scanning the heart can identify those who may be at high risk of a heart attack, early tests suggest.

Caffeine energy drinks 'intensify heart contractions'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

Wii Fit Plus Helps Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Posted in Games on 17th Dec, 2013 04:14 AM
by AlexMuller
In a randomized controlled trial, older adults with type 2 diabetes had better controlled blood sugar after playing Wii Fit Plus for half an hour a day, every day, for 12 weeks.

Startup Hopes One Drop of Blood Could Diagnose All Types of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A silver bullet test to diagnose all cancers.

'Sticky balls' may stop cancer spreading

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2014 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer-killing "sticky balls" can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests.

Heart attack 'leaves cellular trace'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2014 05:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.

Google’s smart contact lens project could allow diabetics to track glucose levels automatically

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is testing a smart contact lens designed to measure glucose levels in tears.

Injected microparticles shown to greatly reduce heart attack damage

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
An injection of polymer nanoparticles could save the lives of heart attack victims.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer's, say researchers

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to US researchers.

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2014 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood

Doctors Sketch Out Potential Blood Test for Depression

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A new test for depression has been uncovered by researchers, who think it's possible to find physical traces of the signs of mental ill health in the blood.

New blood 'recharges old brain', mouse study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in the US say they might have discovered how to combat and even reverse some processes of ageing, at least in mice.

Blood pressure: 'Extraordinary' number of lives saved

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.

Potential Alzheimer's drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Alzheimer's research in 'major step' towards blood test

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
British scientists have made a "major step forward" in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test that can detect all cancers.

Injecting Liquid Metal Could Help Kill Tumours, Says Chinese Research Team

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Filling blood vessels with liquid metal starves nearby tissue of oxygen and nutrients.

Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Researcher have developed a new technique for using pulsed electric energy to open the blood-brain-barrier for treating brain cancer and neurological disorders.

Alzheimer’s patients to be treated with the blood of under 30s

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s patients in the US will be given transfusions of young people's blood as part of a promising new treatment that’s nowhere near as crazy as it sounds.

Researchers Say They've Discovered how to Detect Half of All Cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2014 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
An effective way to detect cancer which may expose half of all cancers at an early stage when it can be more easily treated.

Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections, even those caused by unknown pathogens.

First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Test identifies nine blood markers tied to depression; predicts who will benefit from therapy.

Sticky Nanobeads that Can clean Bacteria and Viruses From Blood

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A new device uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

Posted in Hardware on 13th Oct, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Devices implanted in the body face two critical challenges that can threaten the life of the patient the device is meant to help: blood clotting and bacterial infection:

Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have opened and closed the brain's protector, the blood-brain barrier, on demand. The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas that are otherwise blocked.

Growing a blood vessel in a week

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

Synthetic Platelets Halt Bleeding Three Times Faster

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The immediate application is imagined for control of bleeding in people who have suffered traumatic injury, and patients who are undergoing surgery.

PlanetTech News interviews Miroculus: The future of cancer detection

Posted in Interviews on 18th Nov, 2014 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A Singularity University startup working on a device to easily check for many cancers in a drop of blood.

Sugar worse than salt row erupts

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt.

Blood test to help smokers 'find best way to quit'

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A blood test could help people choose a stop-smoking strategy that would give them the best chance of quitting, research in a Lancet journal suggests.

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2015 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test is not fun. Scientists have been hard at work on a bloodless and needle-less alternative.

Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2015 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors rely on blood tests to help them judge if a patient with chest pain might be having an attack, but a normal result can mean the diagnosis is overlooked.

Young blood appears to boost the longevity of mice and gets stem cells to start dividing

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jan, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Young blood seems to turn back the some of the effects of aging, potentially with few known safety concerns in humans.

High blood pressure treatment device 'promising'

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A device the size of a paper clip inserted in the groin has shown promising results in lowering blood pressure, scientists say.

Slightly high cholesterol in mid-life can be 'risky for the heart'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in mid-life significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.

Guardant Health takes another $50M for 'liquid biopsy' cancer test

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test that can detect changes in the genetic structure of cancer cells over time. The test has become known as a 'liquid biopsy' because it requires no tissue excision.

Smartphone HIV and syphilis diagnosis in 15 minutes:

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that detects infectious disease markers.

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Synthetic antibodies that can be orally ingested to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases may replace cumbersome intravenous therapeutics.

'Smart' insulin hopes to change treatments for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are hopeful that "smart" insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionize the way diabetes is managed.

Promising peptide for traumatic brain injury, heart attack and stroke

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Strokes, heart attacks, and traumatic brain injuries have a common end: cell death and human injury due to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen.

Leukaemia mutations 'almost inevitable', researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2015 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukemia as you age, researchers show.

The human brain may age less than was previously thought

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
This has important consequences for understanding how the brain changes with age and challenges current theories of ageing.

Why do cells rush to heal a wound? Mysteries of wound healing unlocked

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has discovered how cells know to heal a wound, opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

A new rapid blood test could 'cut antibiotic use'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2015 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests.

Biomarker discovery points to blood test for osteoarthritis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
An algorithm developed by University of Warwick researchers can detect and differentiate between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis via biomarkers in the blood.

Blood test uses human stem cells to predict severe drug reactions

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a blood test using human stem cells that predicts whether new drugs will cause severe side effects.

'Nanoneedles' generate new blood vessels, paving the way for new regenerative medicine

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed 'nanoneedles' that have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels, in a trial in mice.

High-speed, high-res method allows imaging of a living brain

Posted in Software on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues.

Using sound waves to detect rare circulating cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of engineers is developing a novel way to isolate cancer cells that circulate in the bloodstream: using sound waves to separate them from blood cells.

Stroke outcome can be improved with new clot-removal device

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'We will be able to treat many more patients, who will have much better outcomes. This is a once-in-a-generation advance in acute stroke care.'

New sampling device promises to make blood tests needle-free

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
When it comes to conducting a routine blood test, US-based company Tasso Inc. believes that unpleasant needles can be removed from the equation completely.

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.

New material for creating artificial blood vessels developed by Swiss scientists

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2015 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed artificial blood vessels made from a special elastomer material with excellent mechanical properties.

We're Getting Closer to Creating a Universal Blood Supply

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A newly developed enzyme could change type B blood into type O, what's known as a 'universal' blood type, allowing for a successful emergency transfusion.

Blood test 'boost' in ovarian cancer fight

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Regular blood tests can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point at which women normally would be diagnosed, according to a trial that could lead to national screening.

Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A team at UC Berkeley has adapted its iPhone microscope project to identify blood parasites in under three minutes.

Fast blood test for radiation exposure could save lives

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has found a tiny genetic indicator that reflects how much radiation the patient has been exposed to and the amount of damage it has done in the body.

Electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The pulses stimulated new blood vessels to form, increasing blood flow to the damaged area and resulting in wounds healing significantly faster.

Blood Test Helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Get Firm Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 19th May, 2015 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test rules out inflammatory bowel disease in nearly all cases.

Young Blood Can Mend Old Broken Bones

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2015 09:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It's old blood, not old bones, that makes fracture healing difficult among the elderly.

Human cells from the blood turned into brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 22nd May, 2015 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered how to turn human blood cells into brain cells, opening the doors to better understanding disease in the body.

Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
In a four-year study of 73,357 Chinese adults, researchers observed that faster heart rates were positively associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Scientists turn blood into nerve cells in pursuit of better pain relief

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study details a technique that turns blood cells into different nerve cells, promising to improve our understanding of why things itch or burn.

Sleeping cancer cells can 'wake up' decades later

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Blood cancer cells can avoid being killed by lying dormant, sometimes for decades.

Test unravels history of infection

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.

Virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2015 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a complication of bone marrow transplants.

It's in your blood: Links found between blood type and risk of cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has revealed blood types play a role in the development of the nervous system and may cause a higher risk of cognitive decline.

'Blood cells' found in dino fossils

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The work could shine a light on long-standing questions about dinosaur physiology, including whether specific species were warm or cold-blooded.

Blood chemical predicts brain decline

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2015 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a chemical in blood that indicates whether people will have declining brain function.

Extreme Exercise Can Poison the Blood

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2015 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Even four hours of intense activity may be enough to let bacteria escape from the gut into the blood, setting off a chain of inflammation.

NHS to give volunteers 'synthetic blood' made in laboratory within 2 years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A long-awaited clinical trial of artificial red blood cells will occur before 2017, NHS scientists said. The blood is made from stem cells.

Pancreatic cancer blood test breakthrough

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they are close to a blood test for pancreatic cancer; one of the hardest tumours to detect and treat.

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The development of an artificial pancreas that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, and can automatically release insulin as needed.

Molecular clue to memory decline

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A molecule that accumulates in the blood with age may be linked to cognitive decline, said scientists Monday who mooted hopes of a memory-restoring treatment.

Enriched blood cells preserve cognition in mice with features of Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jul, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The study showed measurable benefits in mice, a step toward further testing of these powerful strategies in humans.

Ultrasound cuts healing time of chronic wounds by 30 percent

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2015 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Applying the vibrations of an ultrasound served to stimulate a certain pathway that substitutes for the regular fibroblast migration route and recruits the cells to the wound bed.

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells to create a system that could serve as a model for early heart development.

Laser device may soon non-invasively monitor diabetics' glucose levels

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-powered laser beam is projected into the finger. Some of that light is absorbed by glucose in the bloodstream, and some is reflected back.

New Nanotech Device Will Be Able To Target And Destroy Blood Clots

Posted in Medicine on 7th Aug, 2015 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have come up with an easy to administer method based on nanotechnology to deal with blood clots.

A diagnostic platform capable of detecting over 30 Diseases in a Single Drop of Blood

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A diagnostic platform capable of assessing an individual’s real-time immune system response to specific diseases.

New probe 'lights up' blood clots in single scan

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A new probe that sticks to blood clots so they can be seen in a PET will be tested in humans later this year, according to researchers in the US.

A paper-based blood test can quickly diagnose Ebola in remote areas

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost, paper-based device that changes color, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, dengue, or yellow fever.

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A 'injectable cryogel whole-cell cancer vaccine' uses patient-specific harvested cancer to help the body attack cancer.

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests.

A blood test can show the body's biological age and predict disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can tell researchers what a person’s 'biological age' is and may help to change the way we think about ageing, researchers have said.

A Portable Blood Cleanser for Treating Sepsis

Posted in Hardware on 19th Sep, 2015 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers have developed a machine that can filter pathogens from the blood and offers hope for faster, more effective treatment for sepsis.

Drugs disguised as blood cells could target cancer

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s notoriously difficult to direct cancer drugs to only the cells you want to target; they often kill many healthy cells in the process.

A protein found in whales might make for better synthetic blood

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Have you ever wondered how some whales stay underwater for up to two hours without coming up for air? It’s because they use a highly stable protein called myoglobin.

Self-propelled powder designed to stop severe bleeding

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2015 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care.

Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system

Posted in Hardware on 6th Oct, 2015 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The leukometer is a portable device that could allow patients monitor their own white blood cell counts at home.

Heart attack blood test 'could cut hospital stays'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2015 11:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.

Study shows antioxidant use may actually promote the spread of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2015 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells may benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of antioxidants by cancer patients.

A miniature biomedical device for measuring important blood levels

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The device transmits data in real time to care providers, measures the levels of the metabolites glucose, lactate and bilirubin, as well as the ions calcium and potassium.

Antiaging protein GDF11 could be source of rejuvenation from young blood

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2015 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A specific protein, GDF11, may explain young blood’s beneficial effects.

Revotek releases world's first 3D blood vessel bioprinter

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Revotek released the world's first 3D blood vessel bioprinter. With two nozzles working alternatively, the bioprinter can finish a 10cm blood vessel within two minutes.

Single Drop Of Blood Will Soon Be Enough To Diagnose Most Types of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The ability to detect cancer in the blood, also called liquid biopsy, is a major advantage for the early diagnosis and detection of cancer cells.

Wearable Device Can Measure Your Blood Flow

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2015 03:51 PM
by AlexMuller
An ultrathin, inexpensive wearable patch can give doctors detailed information about crucial markers of health.

Blood test could determine prostate cancer therapy

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2015 03:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can determine whether prostate cancer patients are likely to respond to drugs, scientists say.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

New Sepsis Detector Shrinks the Diagnosis from Days to Hours

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2015 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Sepsis affects more than a million people every year in the U.S. alone, and diagnosis can take five days. A new tool cuts the time to five hours.

Researchers break blood-brain barrier with new ultrasound treatment

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2015 02:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A non-invasive way to deliver medication into the brain, opening the door to better treatments for tumours, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Frequent blood donors live longer

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2015 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study shows that people, who donate a lot of blood, suffer no serious ill effects and may even live longer than less frequent donors. Possible 'healthy donor' bias?

Oscillating electric field used to remove nanoparticles from blood

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2015 04:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers are developing a technique using an oscillating electric field to separate nanoparticles from blood in a way that may one day make it a routine procedure.

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The company has filed a patent for a "needle-free blood draw" system that can be used either as a wearable on a person's wrist or as a hand-held device.

Human gene editing treatment to tackle hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015 01:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The controversial medical method could prevent people with hemophilia from bleeding to death internally.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

A Quirk of Physics Could Give Us a Fast, Cheap Way To Diagnose Diseases

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A test that exploits a quirk of physics could make blood tests for certain diseases faster, cheaper, and easily performed.

Expandable sponge-filled syringe that stems bleeding cleared for civilian use

Posted in Medicine on 15th Dec, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Each XStat 30 syringe contains 92 sponges and can absorb around a pint of blood.

Scientists discover how cancer cells escape blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2015 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help them develop drugs that inhibit this process and prevent cancers from metastasizing.

Sadness-induced inflammation linked to comorbid diseases

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2015 06:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Feeling sad can increase levels of inflammatory proteins in the blood that are linked to increased risk heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome, according to a study.

Microfluidic biochip for simple, fast, low-cost blood cell counts

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A microfluidic biosensor that can count red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells electrically using just one drop of blood has been developed.

Approach to blood pressure drugs rethink is urged in the UK

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2015 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease, even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.

Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2016 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic disease, which for the patients leads to a life-long dependence of daily injections of insulin.

Whole-body imaging technology uses contactless tracking of blood flow

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2016 11:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The technique tracks blood flow without needing to make contact, providing a tool for treating everybody from burn victims to the elderly.

Gene therapy seems able to convert severe hemophilia into mild hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2016 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Hemophilia impairs the body's ability to control blood clotting, which is used to stop bleeding.

Obesity Linked With Blood Clots In Juveniles

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity as determined by body mass index was a statistically significant predictor of blood clot formation in juveniles, the study showed.

Blood cells could determine whether kids get allergies

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2016 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
By sampling the baby’s blood from the umbilical cord, researchers can get an early snapshot of the child’s immune system.

Blocking key protein puts the brakes on leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2016 11:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), an aggressive form of blood cancer, where cell growth controls are neutralized, giving the cancer cells free rein to multiply uncontrollably.

Balloon 'last chance treatment' for heart failure

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2016 01:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have used a pioneering balloon technique as a "last chance" treatment to help a patient with severe heart failure.

Researchers find a genomic signature shared by 5 types of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2016 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
"These findings could be an important step in developing a blood test to identify early cancers."

Is A Cure For Diabetes Imminent?

Posted in Science on 8th Feb, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetes can be treated and people with forms of the disease can adapt their lifestyle. However, there is, as yet, no cure.

New nanotechnology can detect the biomarkers of cancer and other diseases

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
"We envision this as a potential first-line, noninvasive diagnostic to detect anything from cancer to the Ebola virus"

New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that by looking at a specific group of genes they were able to reliably detect underlying problems.

Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

Injectable gel increases blood flow for arterial disease patients

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A novel bio-gel formed from natural scaffolding taken from human muscle could help to treat treating arterial disease.

Monitoring and controlling diabetes with a smart skin patch

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
An electronic skin patch that senses excess glucose in sweat and automatically administers drugs by heating up microneedles that penetrate the skin.

Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2016 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to detect mild to moderate traumatic brain lesions with an accuracy of 97 percent.

Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The report notices a trend concerning the strong connection between diabetes, a lack of physical activity, and unhealthy eating habits.

Can startup Suggestic tackle Type 2 diabetes?

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2016 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Suggestic is a digital startup trying to tackle Type 2 diabetes using machine learning to create personalized interventions and guide users through them towards disease reversal.

Flexible e-skin display tracks blood oxygen levels

Posted in Hardware on 18th Apr, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The flexing OLED display prototype is less than one quarter the thickness of Saran wrap and can be worn on the skin to display blood-oxygen levels.

First blood test for Parkinson’s detects the disease much sooner

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The blood test is based on a discovery that over-active mitochondria are responsible for the buildup of toxic products responsible for the cell damage in Parkinson’s.

Type-1 diabetes 'prevention' trial starts in Scotland

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Metformin is already used to treat diabetes, but it is not clear if it might prevent it from developing in the first place.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Rapid, low-cost detection of Zika virus using paper-based synthetic gene networks

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The sample is applied to the sensors, triggering a response that provides visually evident results in as little as an hour.

Silk can preserve blood samples without refrigeration

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2016 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The new technique could lead to better blood testing in rural areas.

Wrist sensor tracks blood alcohol content in real time

Posted in Science on 20th May, 2016 11:00 AM
by AlexMuller
The Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge was designed to create an easily wearable monitor for alcohol research studies, or personal use to monitor drinking.

Wound-plugging XStat syringe saves its first life on the battlefield

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2016 12:40 PM
by AlexMuller
With the capacity to stem severe bleeding within around 20 seconds, the XStat sponge-filled syringe could be a real game-changer when it comes to medical care.

Scientists discover how to convert skin cells into red blood cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified the four genetic keys that unlock the genetic code of skin cells and reprogram them to start producing red blood cells.

New blood test to pick the best drug for patients with depression

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jun, 2016 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression.

Stem cell created blood will be scaled up by 2020 to solve blood shortages

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Megakaryon has a joint research with Harvard to develop blood outside of the body. Success would eliminate the blood shortages.

We Can Now Tell a Person’s Age Range From Crime Scene Blood

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2016 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working to narrow down the age range to within a span of two or three years.

Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The overuse of antibiotics threatens to create a global scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Temporary tattoo tracks blood alcohol levels

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2016 02:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A flexible sensor can precisely track blood alcohol levels and wirelessly relay the readings to a laptop or mobile device.

AI Saves Woman's Life By Identifying Her Disease When Other Methods (humans) Failed

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Reports assert that Japanese doctors have, for the first time in history, used AI to detect a type of leukemia, which helped to save a patient's life.

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate wherever injury occurs in the body to help it form blood clots, and they've validated these particles in vivo.

MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression, allows repair

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
"Our trial is the first to show the complete, long-term suppression of all inflammatory activity in people with MS,"

A Revolution in Heart Surgery: Scientists Create Artificial Blood Vessels That Grow Normally

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2016 02:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researcher have successfully created artificial blood vessels that will grow and expand as their host grows, like regular blood vessels.

Blood markers peel back the curtain on a stealthy form of liver disease

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2016 05:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A set of proteins 'were significantly more common' in samples taken from patients with NASH, than those without the liver disease.

New immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2016 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Cancer Congress.

'Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness'

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2016 07:38 AM
by AlexMuller
People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.

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.

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.

Smart skin patch releases blood thinners in closed-loop control system

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Prevents both thrombosis and spontaneous hemorrhaging; no need for patients to test blood on a regular basis.

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

Posted in Hardware 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.

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.

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

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.

Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Milo Sensors is a company built around wearable sensors that detects various chemicals in your body based on perspiration from your skin.

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2017 04:13 PM
by AlexMuller
while blood substitutes can be a vital bridge to helping people in acute situations, blood donations will still be necessary in the future.

A 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2017 03:07 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists has invented a replacement for daily glucose-level finger-pricking and insulin shots: a painless “smart” patch.

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