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Tags results for 'disease'

Brushing Your Teeth Could Prevent Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could help hold heart disease at bay.

A precise new quantitative brain scan measurement method

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Can quantify the volume of specific brain tissues, a critical measurement of the progression of brain diseases.

Cholesterol 'fuels' breast cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2013 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A by-product of cholesterol can fuel the deadly growth and spread of breast cancer, according to a group of scientists.

Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2013 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans.

Stress gene linked to heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A stress gene has been linked to having a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease.

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments.

A piece of a tree could make an excellent, cheap water filter

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Diseases can thrive in the waters of developing nations, to the point that having a water filter can literally be a matter of life or death.

Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previsously believed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previously believed which is as Many People as Cancer and Heart Disease.

Cat-To-Human TB transfer Possible, Say Health Officials

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2014 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Cat-to-human tuberculosis transmission was confirmed in two people in England.

Alzheimer's and Cancer Link Found using biomedical data and supercomputing.

Posted in Software on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists witness 'a new era of digital biology' using biomedical data and supercomputing.

"Heart disease-on-a-chip" could usher in an age of personalized medicine

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard scientists have created the world's first lab-grown sample of functioning human heart tissue that has a cardiovascular disease.

Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A test for a preventable form of heart disease is being rolled out in the UK.

Centenarians 'outliving diseases of old age'

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Centenarians have found a way to beat the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease, research suggests.

Bacteria help explain why stress and fear trigger heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people.

A shot against heart attacks?

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say simple 'genome editing' may dramatically lower risk of such crises in future.

How stress damages the heart

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time scientists have found a direct biological link between stress and inflammation of blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks.

Mini lab grown human hearts could hold cure for heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Tiny hearts that are only one millimeter in diameter could hold the key to curing heart disease.

A self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jun, 2014 03:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A research team from Korea has developed a self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker operated semi-permanently by a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator.

Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown.

How to prevent diseases of aging

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2014 04:52 AM
by AlexMuller
By 2050, the number of people over the age of 80 will triple globally, which could come at great cost to individuals and economies.

Against the biological clock:

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A gameplan to end age related diseases.

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

DARPA plans to shrink brain interface and organ control electronics to the size of nerve fibers

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The initial goal will be improving the quality of life for US soldiers and veterans.

Aubrey de Grey: Technological miniaturization could increase our lifespans

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The miniaturization of technologies will eventually result in them dominating medical treatments, enabling us to live longer.

Longevity gene in fruit flies hints at coming genetic discoveries to slow aging

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
With the increasing incidence of age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s and cancer, it’s not just about prolonging life, but prolonging health too.

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.

Predicting the spread of disease with Google Earth

Posted in Software on 15th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
In the film Minority Report, PreCrime police combine psychic premonitions with search and surveillance technology to prevent murders before they occur.

Heart disease warning factors 'missed by many adults'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.

New treatments show promise in prolonging human lifespan, but when can you get it?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2014 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people are taking anti-ageing drugs every day; they just don't know it.

Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism.

Billionaire Peter Thiel embarks on anti-aging crusade

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
There are a 100,000 people who die every day on this planet, mostly from things related to aging.

The signature of aging in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive decline may be related to one's "immunological age"

Study Suggests ALS Starts In The Brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Nov, 2014 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
It is estimated that at any given time as many as 30,000 Americans may have the condition, but only about 5,000 are diagnosed at any time.

Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the world’s oldest living people published

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated with extreme longevity.

Disruptive sounds help aging brain ignore distractions

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By learning to discriminate a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility.

Protein structure 'holds key to heart muscle disease'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The structure of a key protein implicated in diseases affecting the heart muscle has been uncovered, scientists say.

Halving of malaria deaths 'tremendous achievement'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Each year, more people are being reached with life-saving malaria interventions.

Global life expectancy has increased by 6 years since 1990

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Between 1990 and 2013, global life expectancy increased by nearly 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women.

Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species.

New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The NHS is setting up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and develop tests and drugs to target cancer and genetic disease. DNA project 'to make UK the world leader'

Promising results for Ebola Vaccine

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014 08:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The study is the first to report an Ebola vaccine candidate to be both safe and effective in an African population.

Rapamycin used to boost immune response in humans

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 09:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapamycin-like drug could reverse the natural decline that elderly people experience in their ability to fight off infections.

US Cancer Death Rates Have Fallen Significantly

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2015 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 22 percent decline in the average rate of all cancer deaths from 1991 (the year it peaked) to 2011, according to the American Cancer Society.

Ebola: New vaccine trial begins

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2015 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine.

Radical Life Extension is getting more mainstream and is getting more funding

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
5 years ago the consensus was that aging research was unlikely to lead to anything practical. Now its becoming a hot field.

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.

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.

Type 1 diabetes: Women more likely to die

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2015 08:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Women with type 1 diabetes face a greater risk of dying from a range of diseases compared with men with the same condition, research suggests.

Google Knowledge Graph will soon answer your health-related questions directly in search results

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
According to a Google blog post, one out of 20 Google searches are seeking health-related information.

Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse.

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Death has always been considered one of life's real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption.

'Marvel molecule' could enable treatments for inflammatory diseases

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It is hoped the molecule will lead to more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, to rheumatoid arthritis and motor neuron disease.

A new fifteen-minute Ebola diagnostic test approved

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

New threats to wild bees identified

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wild bumblebees are becoming infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers.

Radical Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2015 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
New thinking about vaccine design has helped researchers forge ahead in developing a potential vaccine for this common infection.

Genetics firm plans research unit to find disease cures

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Personal genetics firm 23andMe is planning to use its database of health information to research possible cures for a range of diseases.

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.

Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells.

Neuroscientists pinpoint cell type in the brain that controls body clock

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to treatments for jet lag, neurological problems, and metabolism issues, but one simple solution is to not use electronic devices before sleep.

Why a long night's sleep may be bad for you

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2015 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Many of us try to get 8 hours of sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount; but some experts now say it's too much, and may actually be unhealthy.

Genetics breakthrough is a game changer for type 1 diabetes research

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Knowing the causative genes is a crucial development in predicting who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

The skin cancer rise is 'linked to the package holiday boom'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s is partly behind the "worrying rise" in skin cancers in pensioners, Cancer Research UK suggests.

First human clinical trial starting for drug that can turn off the gene that causes Huntington’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A groundbreaking new drug in the treatment for Huntington's disease.

New Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Approaches

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2015 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
As a patient prepares to become the first in history to receive his own genetically engineered stem cells for sickle cell disease, scientists are already improving the approach.

Ebola Vaccine Sees Early Success in Human Trials

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2015 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are saying that there is hope that ebola will soon never resurface in epidemic proportions again, as a vaccine was found to be effective in human trials.

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2015 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.

Modified Salmonella eats away at cancer, without a side order of food poisoning

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2015 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetically modified Salmonella strain has been shown to kill off cancer cells without nasty side effects.

Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, the first to reach this stage, suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

Vaccine patches for measles could be here by 2017

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2015 06:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The highly anticipated technology could save thousands of lives per year.

Even an imperfect Malaria vaccine can reduce Malaria cases by 36%

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2015 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Given that there were an estimated 198 million malaria cases in 2013, this level of efficacy potentially translates into millions of cases of malaria in children being prevented.

The Ebola virus can 'live on in eyes of survivors'

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Ebola can persist in the eye and lead to further damage.

Smarter, cheaper technologies for improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Novel technologies offer simple biosensing required to provide healthcare in remote areas, where there is minimal diagnostic infrastructure.

Insomnia Can Weaken the Heart, Cause Stroke

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Insomniacs face a much higher risk of stroke than restful sleepers, according to a recent study.

An infection can affect your IQ even after it has been treated

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation.

New drug triggers tissue regeneration: Faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models.

Ebola crisis in Guinea 'has set back malaria fight'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Malaria deaths since the Ebola outbreak began will far exceed the number of Ebola deaths in the country, which now stand at 2,444.

Implantable pump to regulate fluids in the eye and preserve vision

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Though there are treatments for both glaucoma and phthisis bulbi, these only slow the progression of damage and loss of vision, rather than reverse their symptoms.

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.

Smoking 'may play schizophrenia role'

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Smoking could play a role in the development of schizophrenia. The team at King's College London say smokers are more likely to develop the disorder and at a younger age.

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further.

Malaria vaccine gets 'green light'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

Women's brains more vulnerable to Alzheimer's than men's

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Women's brains might be more vulnerable to the Alzheimer's disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and function twice as fast, according to research.

A drug that dramatically lowers cholesterol approved by the FDA

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug is controversial because it is expected to cost about $14,000 a year.

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2015 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Rapid development and testing of the drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say.

Scientists are building a better sweet potato to fight blindness.

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children.

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

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.

Google X life sciences team spins out into its own company under Alphabet

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
'Working to move technologies from R&D to clinical testing, and transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.'

Universal flu vaccine comes closer

Posted in Medicine on 24th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.

Implanted carbon nanotubes could help diagnose medical conditions

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been on the lookout for efficient ways to identify molecules in the body, because their levels can be indicative of dozens of different health conditions.

Google now offers search information cards on more than 900 diseases

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it possible for users to find out more about health conditions that may be plaguing them or their community.

Life expectancy climbs worldwide but people spend more years living with illness and disability

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990

Gene Therapy May Be Our Newest, and Most Effective, Weapon Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite dedicating enormous amounts of time, money and effort to finding an effective cure, almost all new drugs have failed clinical trials.

Can resveratrol really stave off Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015 11:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Extremely calorie-restricted diets greatly reduce age-related diseases in animals. The hope is that resveratrol activates sirtuins to get the same benefits.

Global Study Shows That The Leading Factors For Early Death Are High Blood Pressure And Poor Diets

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2015 10:00 AM
by AlexMuller
The researchers found out that the risk factors have changed profoundly since 1990.

Malaria: '700 million cases' stopped in Africa

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2015 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
'Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of the past 15 years.'

Jardiance, a Diabetes Drug, Cut Cardiovascular Deaths by 38%, Study Says

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A widely used modern diabetes drug has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

A new process for studying proteins associated with diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Sep, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer.

Why America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychiatric drugs haven’t improved much in recent decades, and searches for the genetic causes of common forms of mental illness haven’t yielded clear answers either.

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2015 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained and the findings could lead to new drugs to improve lung function.

2015's Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Breakthroughs in Fighting Malaria and Parasites

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Two discoveries have provided a new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually.

Drug-resistant malaria can infect African mosquitoes

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The scientists say the consequences of this would be dire, putting millions of lives at risk.

Nobel-winning drug 'tackles malaria'

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
A parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel prize, may also cut cases of malaria, say researchers.

Long-term aerobic exercise can prevent age-related brain deterioration

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2015 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Brains of mice shows that structural deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by aerobic exercise starting in mid-life.

Google Life Sciences and American Heart Association commit $50M to study heart disease

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Life Sciences and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced that they’re teaming together to fight heart disease.

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.

Meningitis jab in Africa a 'stunning success'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2015 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2013 there were just four cases across the entire region, which once faced thousands of deaths each year.

Scientists find key to malaria growth

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein molecules called cyclins cause cells to divide rapidly in the malaria parasite. Malaria is responsible for nearly half a million deaths a year.

UK government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

University of California scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
New insect model may help eradicate disease that sickens millions annually.

Alzheimer's: newly identified molecular mechanism could lead to treatment

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found how brain cell connections are destroyed in early stages of the disease.

The World’s First Dengue Fever Vaccine Is Coming to 3 Countries

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2016 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A third of the world’s population is at risk of contracting Dengue Fever, a miserable virus that’s a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics.

Cancer deaths hit lowest rate in 25 years

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Better prevention and early diagnosis have played a big part.

How is Joe Biden going to lead the effort to cure cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2016 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Obama has tapped him to lead the 'moonshot' effort to cure cancer by 2020.

Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2016 01:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The deal commits pharmaceutical company Merck to keeping 300,000 vaccines ready for emergency use or further clinical trials.

Controversial Transmittable Alzheimers Theory Is Starting to Look Plausible

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers discovered that disorders such as Alzheimer’s may be transmissible through certain medical procedures.

Cancer death rates down by 10% in 10 years in the UK

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The cancer death rate for men fell by 12% and for women 8% between 2003 and 2013.

Vaccines are an incredible investment, and save up to 44 dollars to the dollar

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2016 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The study assessed 10 vaccine-preventable infections.

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"

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2016 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

Scientists say they could safely and quickly test a zika vaccine

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2016 08:50 PM
by AlexMuller
'We can almost certainly contain future Ebola outbreaks, and that we will have a new paradigm and tool for dealing with new outbreaks of whatever emerges in the future."

Why scientists are shocked by the results of the immunotherapy cancer treatment trial

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not perfect, but it could make immunotherapy a 'pillar' of cancer treatment, researcher says.

Scientists 'find cancer's Achilles heel'

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers.

Dramatic remissions in blood cancer in immunotherapy treatment trial

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2016 08:15 PM
by AlexMuller
'We are at the precipice of a revolution in cancer treatment based on using immunotherapy.'

A new biosensor can diagnose cancer and other diseases on the spot

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
MicroRNAs can act as signposts to diseases; as they're well-preserved in urine and blood, they're an ideal way of testing for trouble.

New drug kills common brain cancer in children

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
While treatments are improving, success rates still lag behind other childhood cancers, particularly with an aggressive form of the cancer.

Last years' spike in deaths 'due to dementia and flu'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A spike in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseases among older people, according to official figures.

New test measures cancer drugs success

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new scanning technique is being tested to see if it gives an early indication of how well cancer drugs are working on individual patients.

Largest-ever medical imaging study launches in the UK

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists intend to capture images of the brains, hearts, bones, and arteries of 100,000 patients, with the help of MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds.

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.

IBM Medical Antivirus may enable vaccination against all viruses

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The new macromolecule composed of several components creates a powerful action that fights viral infection and replication while inhibiting drug resistance.

Breakthrough device can diagnose malaria in 5 seconds flat

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 438,000 people died from malaria in 2015 alone, and the disease continues to spread at an alarming pace.

Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Herpes viruses can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer, and as yet, we can’t rid ourselves of them.

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease.

Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests.

Brain disease leads to new understanding of bacterial behavior

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The finding could explain how infectious bacteria make their way to the brain and spinal cord.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Single low dose anti-malaria drug successful in mice

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2016 11:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have found a new compound that stops malaria in animal studies with a single, low dose.

New research indicates that unvaccinated adults cost the U.S. more than $7 billion a year

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2016 11:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers studied 10 vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

The causes of Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2016 03:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:59 AM
by Alex Muller
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.

UK pledges £100m to global efforts to eradicate polio

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Money will fund vaccination of 45 million children annually until 2020, when the world could finally be declared polio-free.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2017 03:41 AM
by Alex Muller
The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.

Satellites Could Help Forecast the Next Cholera Outbreak

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2018 10:19 PM
by Alex Muller
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