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Tags results for 'health'

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 04:12 AM
by PlanetTech
Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.

Sugary drinks tax 'effective public health measure'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal.

Space’s Microgravity Accelerates Biological Aging of Some Cells

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists Say microgravity accelerates cardiovascular disease and the biological aging of endothelial cells, the cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels.

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.

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.

Video game playing found beneficial for the brain

Posted in Games on 6th Nov, 2013 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Playing some video games causes increased size in brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills.

Green spaces 'can save NHS billions'

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
The Woodland Trust's chief executive has said increasing people's access to green spaces could cut billions of pounds from the NHS healthcare bill.

Males more likely to be 'fat and 40'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2013 04:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Middle aged British men are more likely than women to be overweight, but less likely to diet, research suggests.

Speaking more than one language may delay dementia

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2013 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Speaking more than one language "stimulates your brain all the time," researcher says.

A Bio Patch that Can Regrow Bone

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano sized particle that delivers bone producing instructions directly into cells.

Depression 'makes us biologically older'

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, according to a study.

Scanadu nabs $10.5M to turn your phone into a health helper

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2013 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The company claims it is “taking your smartphone to med school” by building devices that let people track their vitals at home.

Magnetic fields 'help smokers quit'

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2013 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Using magnetic fields to alter brain activity may help some people quit smoking, according to an early study.

IBM to take Watson to the cloud, opens to app developers

Posted in Software on 15th Nov, 2013 02:22 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM announced today that it will make its IBM Watson technology available to developers in the cloud so they can build apps using Watson.

Study: 'Healthy Obese' Still at Increased Risk of Heart Attack

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2013 06:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Even metabolically “healthy” overweight and obese people are at an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease, according to a new study.

California startup tribogenics develops smart phone sized portable x-ray machines

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2013 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology underlying X ray machines hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years.

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.

Bionic eye implant will become available in the US in coming weeks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2013 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Electrical stimulation sends visual information up the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the user’s brain, allowing him or her to see.

Detecting and zapping Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s with lasers

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
With a multiphoton laser, chemical treatment would be unnecessary, and it might be possible to remove the harmful protein without touching the surrounding tissue,

Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.

Smartphone physicals are taking off with an explosion of apps and attachments

Posted in Software on 25th Nov, 2013 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Medical apps have started growing up, leaving behind the novelty of attaching probes to a smartphone to offer serious clinical tools.

If Inaccuracy Were Illegal, The Feds Would Have To Regulate Most Health Gadgets

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2013 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Most consumer device companies begrudgingly acknowledge they aren't very accurate.

Trees can capture over 50% of the particulate matter in polluted urban air

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Trees Capture Particulate Matter From Road Exhaust.

Honeybees Trained to Sniff Out Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2013 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Bees may soon be able to take some of the sting out of cancer by detecting it early and getting patients into treatment sooner.

FDA approves brain implant to autonomously respond to epileptic seizures

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2013 03:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Implants have been used to control Parkinson’s Disease and help quadriplegics move robotic arms. We can now add epilepsy to the list.

Alzheimer's might just be late stage type 2 diabetes and perhaps avoidable with diet and exercise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
If it is, we all have another big reason to live healthier lives.

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.

Google Glass Makes Its Way Into Operating Rooms

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Hands-free devices like Google Glass can be really transformative when the hands they free are those of a surgeon.

Aging cells share features with cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Chemical modifications of DNA look similar in aging and cancerous cells.

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.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

The timing of protein consumption with training sessions does not enhance muscle growth

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein timing is a popular dietary strategy designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise.

Dementia cases 'set to treble worldwide' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2013 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis.

Scientists convert human stem cells into functional lung cells

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have transformed human stem cells into functional lung cells, paving the way for ultimately creating bioengineered lungs using the patient's own cells.

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico has continued to generate intense excitement among geneticists and biotech experts.

Methuselah Foundation Announces $1 Million "New Ogran Liver Prize" in Tissue Engineering

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2013 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A five-year international competition to advance the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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.

Study shows first link between altitude and concussion

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2013 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
High school athletes playing at higher altitudes suffer fewer concussions than those closer to sea-level, a phenomenon attributed to changes in the brain making it fit more tightly in the skull.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A head injury can lead brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory, a condition linked with depressive complications.

G8 'will develop dementia cure or treatment by 2025'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2013 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.

A Pen That 3D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly.

Extreme Diets Can Quickly Alter Gut Bacteria

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The study takes a first step toward pinpointing how these gut microbes, collectively called the gut microbiome, might be used to keep us healthy.

Temperature-sensitive gel scaffold regenerates craniofacial bone

Posted in Medicine on 15th Dec, 2013 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Bioengineers have developed a hydrogel scaffold for regenerating facial bone tissue. The gel starts as a liquid, solidifies, and liquefies again for removal.

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.

Researchers grow human kidney using stem cells

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Only 25% of those on the wait list for a donor kidney will ever receive the lifesaving call.

Scientists 'print' new eye cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss.

Heavy Marijuana Users Have Abnormal Brain Structure, Poor Memory

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Teens who were heavy marijuana users, smoking it daily for about three years, had abnormal changes in their brain structures

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.

Chewing Gum is Often the Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2013 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
87 percent of teens who quit chewing experience significant relief.

Carmat’s groundbreaking five-year artificial heart gets its first patient in France

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Artificial hearts are taking a big step forward, thanks to France.

Study shows Where Alzheimer's starts and how it spreads

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Posted in Software on 25th Dec, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting closer to letting you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.

Progress in Efforts to Develop Lab Grown Lungs: Functional Cells

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2013 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Since the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists have managed to use the stem cells like seeds to grow a range of tissues and rudimentary organs.

Genomic Studies Sift Centenarian DNA For Genes Protecting Against Age Related Diseases

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2013 02:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Though diet and exercise influence health and longevity, they’re only part of the story.

First human implant of world’s smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2013 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
No leads, no incision, minimally invasive.

Physical Inactivity After Cardiac Surgery Linked With Substantially Higher Risk of Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of patients suffering from depression after cardiac surgery is as high as 40%.

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.

Trials to begin on new degradable surgical implant

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates.

The Basis smart fitness watch will tell you exactly how much good-quality sleep you get

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The new analytics will tell you when you were in a light sleep, rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep, or deep sleep.

Vitamin E may delay decline in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin E may slow functional decline; problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling.

Your gut’s what you eat, too

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2014 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Changing diet can quickly shift makeup of important microbes there, research says

'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.

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The glue, which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts, could be a gentler alternative to stitches.

Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health.

Creating living brain cells from deceased Alzheimer’s patients biobanked brain tissue

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
New stem cell lines will allow researchers to “turn back the clock” and observe how Alzheimer’s develops in the brain.

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.

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

The placebo effect: A new study underscores its remarkable power

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
According to new research, the effects of a placebo are so powerful that an inert pill has a good chance of reducing symptoms, even if patients know they are taking a dummy pill.

Leukemia treatment given shot in the arm by artificial bone marrow development

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in the development of artificial bone marrow which expands the ability to reproduce stem cells in the lab.

Science enters $1,000 genome era

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The ability to sequence a human genome for just $1,000 has arrived, a US genetic technology company has announced.

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.

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.

How EnChroma’s smart sunglasses can help solve color blindness

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2014 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is proving to be hugely beneficial to people with a variety of disabilities and health conditions.

Autistic People's Sensory Perception is Out of Sync, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have made great strides in accurately describing and diagnosing autism, but its causes remain opaque.

SleepRate claims to have 85% success rate helping insomniacs get to sleep

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Our insomnia has gotten so bad that the CDC recently declared it a public health epidemic.

Impulsive personality linked to food addiction

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food.

Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Results of a study supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cell for meniscal regeneration and the control of knee pain.

Good cholesterol 'can turn nasty and clog arteries'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Good cholesterol also has a nasty side that can increase the risk of heart attacks, according to US doctors.

Antioxidant Supplements Worsen Lung Tumors, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have long known that taking antioxidant supplements may actually increase the risk for cancer in some people. One new mouse study offers an explanation why.

Chemical imaging brings cancer tissue analysis into the digital age

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Eliminates delay of weeks for interpretation by histology specialists.

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism, withdrawal into one’s own inner world.

Studies find new links between sleep duration and depression

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Sub-optimal sleep may activate depressive genes, and increase the risk for major depression.

Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities.

New strain of 'deadly' bird flu

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China.

Nanoparticle pinpoints blood-vessel plaques

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture that causes heart attack and stroke.

Growing brains in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Human embryonic stem cells can be induced to spontaneously form developing brain tissue.

Strokes: Women sufferers 'have poorer life quality than men'

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The US research, published in Neurology, assessed the mental and physical health of 1,370 patients three months and a year after a stroke.

3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The 3D-printed implant that has given a once wheelchair-consigned teenager the ability to walk on her own.

Cases of diabetes increase to more than 3.2m

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
This means 6% of UK adults are registered as diabetic. An estimated 850,000 more have diabetes without knowing it.

Guidelines call for more people to be put on statins

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against heart attacks and strokes.

Green space can make people happier for years

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is showing for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way.

Quitting Smoking Relieves More Stress than Nicotine

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Heavy smokers have been shown to be less stressed after quitting than when getting their nicotine fix, according to a recent study.

If it works, Guardant’s new approach to detecting cancer may save your life

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup has developed new technology that it claims can open a new front in the war on cancer.

Report: Apple is Working on Medical Devices and Mulling Cars

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2014 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that Apple is working to develop new product lines, including medical devices and cars.

Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 02:58 AM
by AlexMuller
As millions of aging Baby Boomers know, muscle tone and strength declines with advancing age, regardless of gym workouts.

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
214 human neurotoxicants now identified, many widely used and disseminated extensively in the global environment.

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study should show if treatment can cut death rates and repair damaged tissue.

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41% of those who went to hospitals with cat bites were also treated for depression at some point.

3D Printing Helps Fix Child’s Heart, Saves Life

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing has been creeping its way into the healthcare industry, slowly but surely, over the last few years.

Single-chip device to provide real-time ultrasonic 3D images from inside the heart and blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Real-time 3D imaging from inside the heart.

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The migrating cells latch onto the specially-designed nanofibers and follow them to a location where they can be captured and killed.

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.

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2014 04:32 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade.

Newly developed chemical restores light perception in blind mice

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A potential drug candidate for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders.

3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2014 04:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology could radically transform measurement, treatment, and prediction of cardiac disorders.

Cancer patient's leg kept alive by being attached to arm

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons removed a man's tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.

Childhood nightmares may point to looming health issues

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.

Chinese Scientist Likens Smog Problem To "Nuclear Winter"

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Farms are in a "smog panic" as plants falter without sunlight.

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter

Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Doctors testing silk screws and plates for bone fracture repair

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are experimenting with screws molded from material produced by silkworms to repair fractures.

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.

3D Printing of tissue with blood vessels: key breakthrough that will lead to creating full size artificial organs

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say they have created tissue interlaced with blood vessels.

3D Printed Human Heart By 2023, Says Top Scientist

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A scientist named Stuart K. Williams is leading a team responsible for an extremely ambitious project; to print the human heart.

Virtual Reality System Lets You Explore Your Brain in Real-Time

Posted in Software on 15th Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
What if it were possible to explore your brain in virtual reality, watching your thoughts flashing before your eyes?

Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Less invasive procedures reduce patient discomfort, foster faster recoveries, and limit the risk of infection.

Zap migraines away with this electric headband

Posted in Hardware on 17th Mar, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
In the U.S. alone, more than 36 million people suffer from consistent migraine pain. Migraine pain is intense, debilitating, and recurring.

MIT researchers have discovered proteins involved in cancer metastasis

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by tumors that have spread from their original locations.

Your Fat Is Why You're Not As Bright As You Could Be

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity doesn't make you less intelligent, but it might cloud your cognitive abilities.

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.

Lung cancer rates among women in the UK increase by 73%

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Lung cancer rates among women in the UK have risen by 73% since 1975, while falling by 47% among men.

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer; glioblastoma multiforme.

UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in a decade

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, said the Office for National Statistics.

UK experts back meningitis B jab

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Mar, 2014 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis is set to be introduced in the UK.

Fears over statins use are 'misleading'

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A leading researcher on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs has accused critics of misleading the public about the dangers of taking them.

A DIY medical diagnosis app

Posted in Software on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Colorimetrix, a new app developed by University of Cambridge researchers, turns a smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device.

Protein Renewal Could Stave Off Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2014 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The renewal of a gene-regulating protein may be used to thwart Alzheimer's in aging adults.

One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
When mice with human tumors received doses of anti-CD47, which sets the immune system against tumor cells, the cancers shrank and disappeared.

Doctors are About to Start Human Trials for Suspended Animation

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors are finally ready to start testing out a procedure that involves putting patients in a state of "suspended animation" while they repair their injuries.

Nasal spray could provide highly-targeted treatment for depression

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A nasal spray containing a specially-developed protein peptide could form the basis for highly-targeted treatment for depression.

IBM's Watson supercomputer takes aim at brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The cloud-based supercomputer will be used to suggest patient specific cancer treatments for glioblastoma.

Smartphone overuse may 'damage' eyes, say opticians

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Opticians are worried over exposure to light from devices could cause long term eye problems.

Simulated human liver achieved in 'benchtop human' project

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Ultimately, the goal is to connect the individual organ modules chemically in a fashion that mimics the way the organs are connected in the body.

Ketamine 'exciting' depression therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The illegal party drug ketamine is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.

A blueprint for how to build a human brain

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a blueprint for how to build a human brain at unprecedented anatomical resolution.

Top doctor backs 'garden gym' idea

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the UK's top doctors says an accumulating body of evidence supports a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing.

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, not the other way around.

Britain in the grip of an epidemic of insomnia

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablets and mobile phones blamed as more than nine in ten young people fail to get a good night’s sleep.

Green Tea Boosts Your Brain

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory.

Heart Risk? Marathoners Have Increased Artery Plaque

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2014 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
New study looks at coronary artery deposits in men who have run at least one marathon a year for 25 years:

Getting To The Root Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Working with human neurons, researchers have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson’s disease.

Innovative Pacemaker Powered By Your Own Heartbeat

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Today's battery-powered pacemakers have to be removed every 5 to 7 years when their batteries run out, a costly and inconvenient exercise.

Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.

Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study links casual marijuana use with significant changes to parts of the brain.

Food sniffer tells you when meat or fish is no longer safe to eat

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by PlanetTech
Once analyzed, an app tells you whether the food is fresh, still okay but should be eaten straight away, or only fit for the trash can.

Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Two psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

Goggles help surgeons 'see' tumours

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The newly developed goggles allow surgeons to 'see' the cancer cells they need to remove.

Thinking 'obesity is a disease' makes you more likely to eat high-calorie food

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggests the “obesity is a disease” message actually undermines important weight-loss efforts.

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.

Guardant Health raises $30M for its revolutionary cancer detection tech

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The startup is focused on developing a non-invasive cancer screening tool called Guardant 360 that uses blood samples instead of tissue.

Blood of world's oldest person hints at limits of life

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Death is the one certainty in life; a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world's oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

Scientists Find Connection Between Gene Mutation and Key Symptoms of Autism

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have known that abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder, but the relationship has not been well understood.

Genome regions once mislabeled 'junk' linked to heart failure

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
So-called junk DNA was long thought to have no important role in heredity or disease because it doesn’t code for proteins.

SCiO's Handheld Scanner Aims to Detect Food Ingredients

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A small number of companies are beginning to introduce handheld scanners that can detect the ingredients and calories in our food.

Half of cancer sufferers 'live a decade or more'

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2014 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Half of people in England and Wales now being diagnosed with cancer will survive at least a decade - double the rate in the early 1970s, figures show.

High-fibre diet 'benefits heart attack patients'

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
If you have had a heart attack, eat plenty of fibre because it may improve your long-term chances of recovery, say US researchers.

Healthy obesity a myth, say researchers

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity brings increased risk regardless of cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure readings.

Pig Bladders Could Be the Secret to Healing Severe Muscle Injuries

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a way to regenerate some lost muscle with material from pig bladders.

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.

Mass memory and reasoning tests 'track dementia risk'

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
A third of a million adults in the UK are to be invited to take part in the world's biggest study of cognitive function.

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The study found that less fit college-age students had a worse long term memories than their fitter counterparts.

Poll shows most want sugary drinks banned from UK schools

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Two thirds of people support a ban on sugary drinks in all UK schools and academies, suggests a poll carried out for the BBC.

7 hours of sleep is optimal amount, new research suggests

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
7 seems to be the magic number when it comes to optimal sleep, according to research that looked at the connection between sleeping habits and age-related memory loss.

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.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
About 40 percent of people fail to respond to antidepressant medication.

First stem cell trial for stroke shows lasting benefits

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
People who received the world's first stem cell treatment for strokes have shown measurable reductions in disability and handicap a year after the injection into their damaged brains.

Longer Lives Across the Globe

Posted in Medicine on 15th May, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
While there is still a massive gap between low-income and high-income countries, the report shows that low-income countries have made the greatest progress.

Antidepressant may slow Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2014 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A commonly prescribed antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer’s brain plaques, according to new research.

Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2014 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Over the next several weeks, the tumor on her forehead disappeared completely and, over time, the other tumors in her body did, too.

Complex interactions may matter most for longevity, not single factors

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Complex interactions among diet, mitochondrial DNA, and nuclear DNA appear to influence lifespan at least as much as single factors alone.

Herpes-loaded stem cells used to kill brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 18th May, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.

Two meals a day 'effective' to treat type 2 diabetes

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Only eating breakfast and lunch may be more effective at managing type 2 diabetes than eating smaller, more regular meals, scientists say.

What Penguins Can Teach Us About Flu Pandemics

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2014 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Avian influenza has been a pain for public health officials for nearly a century.

Is conserving biodiversity the key to good mental health?

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Our ability to experience nature could have the capacity to improve our well-being and consequently mental health.

Lab-on-a-chip can detect cancer in the early stages

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences have developed a lab-on-a-chip device that works as a very early cancer-detection system.

Mobile phone child health risk investigation

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children's mental development is getting under way.

Alzheimer's research 'needs new strategy'

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain cells in a dish may eventually replace animal research.

A new way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2014 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Wireless system uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips, paving the way for new devices to treat illness or alleviate pain.

Hi-tech glasses aim to assist the blind with directions and obstacle detection

Posted in Hardware on 22nd May, 2014 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Mexico are building lenses that help the visually impaired navigate their environment.

MRSA: Hospital superbug 'shared with pets'

Posted in Medicine on 22nd May, 2014 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Pet owners should not worry as there is very little risk of them getting ill from their pets.

Added drug allows rapamycin to slow aging without risking diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2014 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests a fix for serious side effects of rapamycin, a drug that appears to mimic the ability of dietary restriction to slow the aging process.

Night-eating syndrome 'is real', study suggests

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
People woken at night by insatiable hunger may have their genes to blame, research suggests.

Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2014 04:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, an analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown.

People Who Can't Taste Fat More Likely to Gain Weight

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the present study, the team found that people who can't taste fat in food tended to eat more at lunch despite eating a heavy breakfast.

A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
No country on earth has reduced obesity rates in more than three decades.

Compulsion Disorders May be Influenced by Brain Patterns

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
People who tend to make compulsory decisions, which are often harmful, all happen to exhibit the same brain patterns and physiological evidence.

Tequila plant helps reduce blood sugar and weight

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes.

Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.

Autism linked to 'male hormones'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Exposure to high levels of "male" hormones in the womb increases the chance of a baby boy developing autism, according to researchers.

Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.

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.

Blocking The Satiety Hormone Can Prevent Obesity

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The hormone 'Leptin' helps prevent obesity and too much weight gain by controlling appetite, according to a study.

Autism costs '£32bn per year' in UK

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The economic cost of supporting someone with autism over a lifetime is much higher than previously thought, research suggests.

Bad sleep dramatically alters body health

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.

One in three adults in England 'on cusp' of diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.

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.

Fungal protein found to cross blood-brain barrier

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Finding opens door to new therapies for brain infections and cancers.

Bionic pancreas shows promise in advanced human trials

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jun, 2014 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Ordinarily, diabetics must monitor glucose levels themselves several times a day via fingerstick blood tests.

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.

Want better marks? Get a good night’s sleep

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Students who sleep 7 hours per night during the exam period score an average of 1.7 points higher (on a scale of 20) on their exams than peers who get only 6 hours of sleep.

Dementia is 'one of greatest enemies of humanity'

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A "big, bold global push" is needed to beat dementia, David Cameron has told a summit in London.

Sharp rise in skin and liver cancer across England

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Alcohol, obesity and hepatitis B and C are the main causes of liver cancer.

Wireless glucose monitoring via and iphone app that is automatically updated every 5 minutes

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A bionic pancreas has been developed and it offers hope of a normal life to people with type 1 diabetes.

Health group calls for 'sugar tax' to cut child obesity

Posted in Business on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A "sugar tax" should be introduced by the UK government to help curb obesity in childhood, a campaign group says.

New compound to treat depression identified

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine, that may treat depression just as effectively as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects.

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.

Jab 'protects mice against brain tumours'

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumors in mice.

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.

The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
These findings pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including Dementia.

New way to regrow human corneas using adult derived stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings by Harvard-affiliated researchers could overcome major cause of blindness.

A genetic link to autism has been found, known as CHD8 mutation

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism.

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.

How antioxidants can accelerate cancers, and why they don't protect against them

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Health conscious people around the globe take antioxidant supplements.

Modified Bacteria Enable Weight Loss In Mice

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Mice given genetically-tweaked E. coli in their water gained less weight than controls when placed on a high-fat diet for 8 weeks.

One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.

The impacts of climate change: why global warming is bad for your health

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A study says heat-related deaths in Europe could reach 200,000 a year with a 3.5C temperature rise.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Arthritis drug shows potential to stall Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite decades of work and hundreds of trials, Alzheimer's disease remains an end-of-life trauma for millions. Could that be about to change?

Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2014 05:10 AM
by AlexMuller
A study published today has confirmed a link between anti-psychotic medication and a slight, but measurable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

New gene discovered that stops spread of deadly cancer:

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists identify gene that fights metastasis of a common lung cancer.

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory.

Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have made some inroads in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but as yet no definitive cure has been found.

Human Longevity Inc will try to defeat all of the diseases of aging to make 100 the new 60

Posted in Business on 21st Jul, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The new company doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

Noninvasive retinal imaging device is able to detect Alzheimer’s 20 years in advance

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2014 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Device could be FDA-approved by 2015 and early signs of Alzheimer's could be detected in a regular ophthalmologist exam.

Google takes on the human body in a new project to find out what a healthy person looks like

Posted in Business on 26th Jul, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The new project out of Google X, called Baseline Study, will collect genetic and molecular data from 175 anonymous people.

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.

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.

Study suggests probiotics could prevent obesity and insulin resistance

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A pill that prevents obesity (even with a high-fat diet) could be on the horizon.

First national study finds trees saving lives, and reducing respiratory problems:

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jul, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees.

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
We know that happiness can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial.

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints are Early Predictors of Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
A simple test can predict the likelihood of developing dementia.

Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of organ rejection

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, called alemtuzumab, also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation.

Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.

Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, as well as death from any cause, compared with non-runners.

England records rise in dementia diagnoses

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia has risen by 62% over seven years.

Human Longevity Company hires Google Chief Data Scientist to help enable life extension

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Venter's team will sequence tens of thousands of genomes every year.

DNA project 'to make UK world genetic research leader'

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

'See-through' bodies technique developed

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A way to turn an entire body transparent has been developed by scientists studying rodents.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia, New Research Says

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The two have been linked before, but the new study says depression may be an independent risk factor for the disease.

Engineered biomaterial may regenerate damaged skeletal muscle

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014 03:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle is being developed.

Against the biological clock:

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

Cancer experts predict the end of chemotherapy in 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2014 04:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have declared that more effective cancer treatments will soon replace chemotherapy thanks to a world-first project to find the genes responsible for cancers.

One reason brain tumors are more common in men

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
New research helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females.

The Fishy Origins of the Fish Oil Craze

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A widely cited, foundational study does not say what people say it does.

Blood diagnosis app 'can detect diseases'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2014 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest.

New drug reverses effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STEP on learning and memory. These cognitive functions are impaired in Alzheimer’s.

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
London researchers have revealed that stroke patients in a pilot study all showed improvements after stem cell therapy.

Declining intelligence in old age linked to visual processing speed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Age-related declines in intelligence are strongly related to declines on a very simple task of visual perception speed.

Natural light in office boosts health

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Office workers with more natural light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life.

Breakthroughs made in ovarian cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Ovarian cancer is currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose early due to the lack of symptoms that are unique to the illness.

Cosmetic Eye Surgery Decompresses Migraine Trigger Nerves:

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients Have 90.7% Positive Response Rate.

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.

Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, and Crohn's disease.

2 out of 5 Americans to develop type 2 diabetes during their life

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The future looks worse for some ethnic minority groups, with one in two Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women predicted to develop the disease.

Machine predicts heart attacks 4 hours before doctors

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Code Blue events, which include cardiac or respiratory arrest, can be difficult to anticipate.

Intel’s contribution to solving Parkinson’s: big data analytics

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The healthcare industry “is where we truly believe the biggest opportunity lies” when it comes to big data analytics.

Being overweight or obese 'linked to 10 common cancers'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The study of five million people is the largest to date to confirm the link.

Adrenaline Shots May Not Help People Survive Cardiac Arrest

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
An upcoming study in the U.K. will inject dying patients with placebo instead, which raises some obvious ethical concerns.

Bacterial biosurgery shows promise for reducing the size of inoperable tumors

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2014 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep within most tumors lie areas that remain untouched by chemotherapy and radiation.

Sponge Could Help Fill Gaps Where Bone Can't Regrow Itself

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2014 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A biodegradable polymer sponge that supports new bone cell growth, then disappears as it's replaced by solid bone.

Depression 'more common' in early Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, research suggests.

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Toronto researchers offers, for the first time, a neurological reason for the phenomenon.

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.

Youth mental health care 'in dark ages'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Norman Lamb told BBC News he was determined to modernise the provision of psychiatric help for children.

'Nanojuice' could help diagnose gastrointestinal illnesses

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors would strike the nanoparticles, once they reach the small intestine, with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ.

A laser to measure blood sugar levels without drawing blood

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Making the technique portable could allow diabetics to check their blood sugar levels without pricking themselves to draw blood.

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.

Google Glass inventor sees big things for the wearable in health care

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Google didn’t design Glass for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists.

Extracorporeal support can significantly increase number of organs available for transplant

Posted in Medicine on 25th Aug, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Research shows using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent.

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Posted in Hardware on 25th Aug, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
It's non-invasive, extremely mild and the US military even uses TDCS in an attempt to improve the performance of its drone pilots.

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Study of brain scans explains why children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long.

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.

Children on the autistic spectrum have extra synapses in their brains

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be possible to prune synapses with a future drug after diagnosis.

Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise, potentially leading to improved treatments for depression.

Novel immune-suppressant vaccine completely blocks HIV infection in apes: human trials planned

Posted in Medicine on 29th Aug, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A novel and relatively simple vaccine that can be administered orally.

Serotonin not found to be a major player in depression

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain, plays a central role in depression.

Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain relief

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:40 PM
by AlexMuller
For the past 50 years, it’s been observed that antidepressants for other chronic pain conditions relieve pain independently of their effect on depression.

This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the negative effects body fat may have on the brain.

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A study reports one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. A drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

Health leaders call for emergency taskforce on obesity

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
"An entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks".

A batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on self-winding wristwatch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker controlled by a self-winding wristwatch mechanism that is powered by heart motion has been developed by researchers.

Google's project to extend life, Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's

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.

Stigma as a Barrier to Mental Health Care

Posted in Medicine on 7th Sep, 2014 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Despite the availability of evidence-based treatment, about 40% of individuals with serious mental illness do not receive care and many who begin an intervention fail to complete it.

Bacteria from bees as a possible alternative to antibiotics

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2014 08:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia.

NHS cancer services struggling, says charity

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2014 08:43 PM
by AlexMuller
NHS cancer services in England are at a "tipping point" in the wake of years of efficiency savings and the recent NHS reforms, warns Cancer Research UK.

'Pocket' diagnosis for Parkinson’s

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone technology revealed at the British Science Festival could help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease.

Sugar 'not addictive' says Edinburgh University study

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, new research suggests.

Milestone reached in building replacement kidneys in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Regenerative medicine researchers have developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in new human-sized pig kidney organs open and flowing with blood.

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.

The brain can perform complex tasks and classify words during sleep

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep.

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.

Next-Gen Glaucoma Treatments:

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring.

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.

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.

Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Posted in Medicine on 18th Sep, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A quarter of adults, up from 15% 20 years ago, and one in five schoolchildren are obese, figures show.

Breast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' found

Posted in Medicine on 20th Sep, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.

Shark Skin Aids the Fights Against Hospital Superbugs

Posted in Science on 21st Sep, 2014 10:15 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that when the scaly texture of shark skin is mimicked in hospital surfaces, it helps in the fight against such hospital superbugs.

Telomerase can be turned off with a genetic switch which could be an antiaging breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging.

Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer to break away, travel through the bloodstream and start new growths elsewhere.

Measuring Brainwaves Could Lead To An Objective Autism Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The electrical signals emitted by the autistic brain paint a much more precise picture of the disorder.

Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study.

Walking off depression and beating stress outdoors?

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Large scale study says group nature walks linked with significantly lower depression and perceived stress, enhanced mental well-being.

Beyond step counting: How Apple HealthKit could bring a cultural shift around health

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
We’re at the end of the beginning of a consumer-centric health revolution.

Talk therapy, not medication, best for social anxiety disorder, large study finds

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy is effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects.

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.

SVOne turns the iPhone into an eye test kit

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
New York-based Smart Vision Labs has created a low-cost, portable iPhone-based gadget to help people in developing countries to diagnose vision problems.

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.

We Are Slowly Winning the War on Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer mortality rate has been reduced from a peak of 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.

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.

Fish oils may prevent some forms of depression

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the rates of depression among patients with high levels of inflammation.

A promising method for detecting pancreatic cancer years before traditional diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
In cancer diagnosis, earlier is better; treatments are more effective and so survival is more likely too.

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder associated with dendritic spine loss in brain

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain.

Is Screen Time Bad For Your Eyes?

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s no direct evidence that TVs, computers, or cell phones cause nearsightedness.

Isolation and hallucinations: the mental health challenges faced by astronauts

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Why the mental health of astronauts is one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to successful space missions.

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.

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard University has produced the vast quantities of insulin-producing cells needed for transplants.

This Device Could Transform Diagnosis And Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Miriam detects microRNA in blood to determine whether patients might have cancer.

The doctor will see you now: through Google

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.

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"

Alzheimer’s-in-a-dish is 'first clear evidence' for amyloid hypothesis

Posted in Medicine on 14th Oct, 2014 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Finding promises to revolutionize drug discovery for neurodegenerative disorders.

New lead for potential Parkinson’s treatment: Effects of high-risk Parkinson’s mutation are reversible

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson’s.

How big data is beginning to change how medicine works

Posted in Software on 16th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The hope is that big data analytics will help to make sense of seemingly endless streams of medical information.

Junk food diet may be worse for male brains

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2014 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stuffing down a burger and coke may be more harmful for men than women, if the results of a new mouse study apply to humans.

Eye implants signal the end for reading glasses

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Implants are set to get far more common, with the development of an implantable ring that combats the effects of blurriness in ageing eyes.

Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Low-carb diet has a good effect on blood glucose, as well as on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a study including patients with type 2 diabetes.

'Instagram for doctors' to be launched in Europe

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2014 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
An app which enables healthcare professionals to share photos is to be rolled out across western Europe by the end of the year.

US 'probes hackable flaws' in medical devices

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:49 PM
by AlexMuller
US officials have revealed they are investigating about two dozen suspected examples of medical equipment vulnerable to hack attacks, potentially putting patients' lives at risk.

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

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.

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

Dementia is leading cause of death for women

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.

Parasite-schizophrenia connection:

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii.

Magnetic stimulation show promise in treatment of bipolar disorder and depression

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Both groups experienced immediate and significant improvement in mood:

Arachnophobia Sliced Out of a Man's Brain

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The phobia was eliminated on accident; a happy consequence of a very serious procedure.

Shift work dulls your brain: report

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability, scientists warn.

Weight loss surgery greatly reduces diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a major study.

Health watchdog warns on 3D usage for children under age 6

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A French health watchdog has recommended that children under the age of six should not be allowed access to 3D content.

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.

Gut–brain link grabs the attention of neuroscientists

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2014 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

How cannabis was used to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions.

World is crossing malnutrition red line, report warns

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2014 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Every nation except China has crossed a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too much or too little nutrition.

This single protein influences how your brain copes with stress

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2014 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.

One Gene Mutation Cuts Heart Attack Risk by Half

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2014 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) gene is linked to high cholesterol levels. Ezetimibe, a commonly prescribed drug to lower blood cholesterol, targets this same gene.

Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.

How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Activated through permanent stress, immune cells in the brain can cause changes to the brain, resulting in mental disorders.

Brain network vulnerable to Alzheimer's identified

Posted in Medicine on 26th Nov, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Research has emerged that reveals a specific brain network, that is the last to develop and the first to show signs of neurodegeneration, is more vulnerable to aging and disease.

Bladder cancer: 'Exciting' drug breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug which makes a wide range of cancers more vulnerable to the body's immune system is "exciting" and may mark a new era, say doctors.

New targeted, noninvasive treatments for mental illness to combine TMS and ultrasound

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Transcranial magnetic stimulation can stimulate brain circuits near the surface for treating conditions like depression and anxiety.

Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Last winter was notably warmer than in previous years and had a relatively mild flu season which contributed to the lower number of deaths.

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.

Scientists identify promising off-switch for chronic pain

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have identified the A3 receptor in the brain as a potential off-switch for chronic pain.

Mediterranean diet keeps people 'genetically young'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Following a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep people genetically younger, say US researchers.

The strange case of the man with two hearts

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies.

Obese lose up to eight years of life

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.

Mapping spinal circuitry to fight phantom pain

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2014 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists have identified an important neural mechanism in the spinal cord that appears to be capable of sending erroneous pain signals to the brain.

Anxiety can damage the brain

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2014 08:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Anxiety can accelerate conversion to Alzheimer’s for those with mild cognitive impairment.

Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, large-scale analysis shows

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide, more than currently die from cancer, by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

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.

Paul Allen Gives $100 Million for New Institute for Cell Science with Major Focus on Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
For the worlds of biology and cell biology including the stem cell field more specifically, the holidays came early with some fantastic news.

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.

Autism link to air pollution raised

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Stem cells: First therapy approved by EU

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues.

Anti-inflammatory drugs could fight depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness, and could lead to new treatments

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'

MOCAheart keeps an eye on your cardiovascular health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Your heart rate, blood oxygen level and blood pressure are all key indicators of your cardiovascular state of health.

An existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy old age brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
New experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent changes in the aging brain.

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.

Life choices behind more than four in 10 cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2014 04:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets.

Your Smartphone Could Soon Track Your Sleep and Listen Out for Sleep Disorders

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2014 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they’ve come up with an accurate, simple way to monitor breathing while you sleep, no wearables required.

Healthcare Predictions For 2015

Posted in Business on 27th Dec, 2014 08:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Next year will be big for healthcare. We felt small tremors in 2014 of the seismic changes underway.

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.

Gut Feeling? Probiotics May Ease Anxiety and Depression

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Microbes living in the human gut not only affect people's physical health, they may also influence mental health, according to a growing body of research.

Will 2015 deliver the promise of telemedicine?

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea of using technology to provide remote health care has been around for years, but it really started to take off this year with wearable devices and video chat.

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which can cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response.

Contact lens can detect eye disease before it strikes

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early.

The rising pressure of global water shortages

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2015 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Water is becoming more scarce as populations increase, potentially leading to conflict. The age of hydro-diplomacy may be upon us.

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.

New approach could lead cancer cells down path of destruction

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have uncovered a new method that has the potential to greatly enhance the effectiveness of existing cancer treatments.

Test measures analytical thinking linked to depression, fueling the idea that depression may be a form of adaptation

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression may actually be an adaptation meant to help people cope with complex problems.

Lack of daily physical activity linked to vascular dysfunction as well as other health problems

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Inactivity can lead to insulin resistance, which leads to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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.

Imaginary meal tricks the body into losing weight

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

23 And Me to sell customer's data to a Biotech company for drug development

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Genentech intends to use this data to develop drugs for Parkinson's Disease.

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health.

The 4 things your mobile health app needs for a breakout in 2015

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of mobile health applications is poised to truly go mainstream in 2015.

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.

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.

Bilingual people do neural exercise that may protect the aging brain

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2015 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A radical shift from decades ago when psychologists warned against raising children to speak two languages, lest they become confused and suffer delays in learning.

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.

Organ transplant first: Organ donation from UK newborn

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2015 05:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK.

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.

Samsung engineers are working on wearable for early stroke detection

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The sensor-packed headset aims to alert folks who are at risk for a stroke early on, so they can get to a doctor to prevent potentially serious and permanent effects.

Implant treats obesity by blocking hunger signals

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2015 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It is estimated that one third of Americans are clinically obese.

Warka Water promises to harness safe drinking water from the air

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2015 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
As water shortage is a serious issue in the world, a means of cheaply harnessing safe drinking water from thin air could be a real lifesaver.

Exercise improves symptoms of Parkinsons and also helps reduce the risk of Parkinsons

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims exercise can improve balance, mobility and quality of life for individuals with Parkinson's.

The 7 Most Important Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Past 25 Years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiovascular medicine has seen monumental leaps in the past 25 years.

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.

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

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.

Probiotic treats diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2015 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Lowers glucose levels by 30 percent; could be delivered as pill instead of injections.

A New Study Links Brain Inflammation With Depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression is a complex form of mental illness which is very difficult to diagnose due to varied symptoms shown by people.

Regular Walking Can Help Ease Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2015 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
With depression so prevalent, 'there is an urgent need' to identify treatments, including non-medical options that people can do themselves.

Here's why Google is making human skin

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Last year, Google revealed that it's in the early stages of creating tiny, magnetic nanoparticles that will be able to search the human body for cancer and other diseases.

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.

An Anti-Aging Pill?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Elysium Health, says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat aging.

Fluorescent dyes can 'light up' brain cancer cells for surgery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2015 04:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells differentiate brain tumors from normal brain tissue, and may help surgeons accurately localize and completely remove tumors.

SuperAger brains yield new clues to their remarkable memories

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015 04:14 PM
by AlexMuller
SuperAgers, aged 80 and above, with memories as sharp as those of healthy persons decades younger, have different looking brains than those of normal older people.

Resveratrol, found in red grapes, may help prevent memory loss in the elderly

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Resveratrol, touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, may also help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research.

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.

Meditation associated with slower loss of gray matter in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Results of a study suggest that meditation may help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons.

'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.

Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia and memory loss

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
It was thought ability to repair DNA was the same throughout the body, but research overturns this idea and shows organs vary in the extent to which they can repair DNA.

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.

A breath test for Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts believe that a simple breath test could help doctors detect and diagnose Parkinson's disease.

Study finds air pollution affects short-term memory, IQ and brain metabolic ratios

Posted in Medicine on 12th Feb, 2015 07:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain.

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.

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.

Promising results for new Alzheimer's therapy

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The results suggest that the introduction of a nerve growth factor can prevent neuronal degradation in Alzheimer’s patients.

To keep dangerous bacteria off medical devices, coat them with this liquid

Posted in Medicine on 14th Feb, 2015 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A liquid so slippery that bacteria just slide off it, preventing the formation of dangerous biofilms.

Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study

Posted in Software on 15th Feb, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Never before has so much information been collected and storied on so many human hearts.

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.

Winter Months Causing Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2015 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
According to nutrition researcher Peter Horvath, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient.

Science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It appears that their brains are overcoming the effects of the medication, rather than being assisted directly by them.

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.

UK Government pledges £300m to dementia research

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
David Cameron said an international dementia institute would be established over the next five years in a bid to make the UK a world leader for research and medical trials.

Headline numbers: Why are winter death rates so high?

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
There has been a considerable increase in the numbers of people dying in England and Wales so far this year.

DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The FDA, said the 23andMe product would provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children.

Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The heating power occurs at the right temperature to enable it to be used as a form of hyperthermia treatment of cancer.

A potential breakthrough in using electrical pulses to treat deadly glioblastoma brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Experiments are leading toward effective treatments for humans with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor.

Nanoparticles could stop blood-clot-caused strokes and heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
This new technology could destroy blood clots 1000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.

Sleeping over eight hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
This risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average.

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.

Feast-and-famine diet could help extend life, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2015 07:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Intermittent fasting caused a slight increase to SIRT 3, a well-known gene that promotes longevity and is involved in protective cell responses.

Understanding the brain through growing brain organoids

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2015 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.

Drug-delivering nano 'drones' to help prevent heart attacks

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver drugs to heal and stabilize fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.

Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2015 06:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74 to 98 percent of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2015 06:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries, a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe.

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.

NASA seeks to understand vision changes due to microgravity

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA hopes that a new experiment will shed light on the causes of vision loss and deformation to the structure of the eye often suffered by astronauts during a stay on the ISS.

Treating depression helps reduce cardiovascular risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that treating moderate to severe depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing cardiovascular risks.

Could sleeping less be a Cause of weight gain?

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism.

A dose of extra oxygen can rev up cancer-fighting immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Boosting oxygen in the air helped mice with cancer battle lung and breast tumors.

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.

Senolytics: A new class of drugs with the potential to slow the aging process

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A new class of drugs found to slow the aging process in mice could have the same effects in humans.

Google Ventures and the Search for Extending human lifespan to 500 years and beyond

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures is looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.

Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition.

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance and releases cancer drugs

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2015 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to shrink tumors by 90 percent in two weeks.

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.

Pioneering surgery 'saves bowels' when removing polyps

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Pioneering surgeons have developed a technique to preserve the bowels when removing pre-cancerous growths.

Progress on DNA based medical nano-machines

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful in humans, and is backed by more research, the team’s work could signal a transformational moment in cancer treatment.

Ted 2015: Bacteria programmed to find tumours

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria programmed to spot tumors in the liver have been shown off at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver.

Too much time indoors and using technology could explain the myopia boom

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.

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.

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.

New 'MIND' diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Even moderate adherence shows reduction in incidence, according to a paper published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Depression Distorts People's Perception of Time, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2015 09:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that depressed people have a general feeling that time is passing more slowly, or even that it has stopped.

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.

Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggest an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human.

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.

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.

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.

Google is building a robotic surgery platform with Johnson & Johnson

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Robotic surgery can refer to machines that act autonomously, but it frequently means tools that surgeons can 'pilot' from a computer screen.

Poverty shrinks brains from birth

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies show that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities.

Researchers develop crowdsourced tool for dealing with depression

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive reappraisal allows members to both receive help from others, and offer it themselves.

Drug company has been accused of 'blocking' a cheap eye treatment

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap and effective drug to treat an eye condition: Age-related macular degeneration.

Personal cancer vaccine research 'exciting' say experts

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Tailor-made cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumour have been developed in the US.

Child heart surgery deaths in UK have 'halved'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Children's heart surgery in the UK, often the source of bitter controversy, has improved significantly, a report has concluded.

Getting enough sleep?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A mobile app helps physicians identify common sleep disorders in patients.

A typing test may be able to diagnose Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2015 12:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A number of conditions might slow the signal from the brain to the fingers, such as diseases that affect the central nervous system, including Parkinson’s.

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.

Shape-shifting nanoprobes report on internal body conditions using magnetic fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New shape-shifting nanoprobes that can perform high-resolution remote biological sensing.

Hallucinogenic Ayahuasca might treat depression

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2015 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been investigating Ayahuasca as a treatment for psychological conditions such as PTSD and anxiety. Now researchers are testing it as a treatment for depression.

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.

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.

Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

Biologists Map the Habits of Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Using an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the signaling networks directing highly invasive cancer cells.

US funded Study Confirms that Chemicals in Marijuana Help Fight Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The US National Institute on Drug Abuse has officially announced that marijuana holds the power to kill cancer cells.

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.

Microbes Genetically Engineered to Prevent Obesity

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015 04:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.

Breath test 'could give clues to stomach cancer risk'

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2015 01:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, an early study shows.

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.

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.

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss'

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2015 03:58 PM
by AlexMuller
People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.

Cancer treatments would be even more effective with 3D tissue modelling

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2015 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
In order to understand where to target tumors and what drugs to use on them, researchers often create simulations of these tumors in the lab.

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.'

Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2015 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.

Protein converts pancreatic cancer cells back into healthy cells

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2015 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy cells.

Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism, even within high-risk populations

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were unable to find any association between the MMR vaccine and autism.

How to identify which cancer drugs work best for each patient

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
An implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.

A Smartphone Eye Exam Service Launches in New York

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.

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.

Long-term exposure to air pollution may pose risk to brain structure and cognitive functions

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Long-term air pollution exposure can cause damage to brain structures and function in middle-aged and older adults.

In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2015 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with tinnitus in order to find the brain networks responsible.

Significant increase in major depression reported during recent recession

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in U.S. adults.

Five billion people 'have no access to safe surgery'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet, more than double the number in previous estimates.

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.

Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A promising new treatment for epilepsy directly targets the nerve cells, deep within the brain, that cause seizures.

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.

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.

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.

3D printed windpipe used in surgery 'saves children's lives'

Posted in Hardware on 3rd May, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Three babies have been saved using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe. A rare illness that means their windpipes can collapse and prevent air getting in.

First results in from psychology’s largest reproducibility test to date

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Results posted online on 24 April, which have not yet been peer-reviewed, suggest that key findings from only 39 of 100 published studies could be reproduced.

Gene therapy's 'temporary benefits' for retina disease

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown some patients' eyesight can be improved, but only temporarily.

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.

Green Tea Extract and Exercise Hinder Progress of Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2015 07:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are seeking treatments and therapies found in common foods that will help stave off the disease or prevent it completely.

IBM's Watson artificial intelligence to speed up cancer care

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM's supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced.

Scientists identify novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2015 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed and tested a molecule that has the ability to disrupt the body's regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct rather than multiply.

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.

New Type of Stem Cell Could Make It Easier to Grow Human Organs

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'region-specific' pluripotent cells are easier to grow in vitro and graft into an embryo when injected into the right spot.

Pain blocking implant gets closer to human use

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2015 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny device that blocks severe pain caused by nerve damage is set to be implanted in sufferers of the condition within five to ten years, according to its creators.

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.

There has been a rise in strokes among people of working age, warns charity

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts said unhealthy lifestyles were to blame, though the growing population and changes to hospital practice played a part.

The machine that could replace anesthesiologists

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2015 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Anesthesiologists train for 4 years after medical school and are paid an average of $277,000 a year. The machine can only be used for a few procedures for now, but that's changing.

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.

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.

How Long Can You Stay in Space, and What Happens if You Stay Too Long?

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us with information that we use to extend that period of time.

Robotic tentacle targets keyhole surgery

Posted in Hardware on 15th May, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Italian engineers have built a robotic arm, aimed at improving surgical operations and inspired by the octopus.

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.

Bionic Lenses that deliver eyesight three times better than 20/20 vision

Posted in Medicine on 19th May, 2015 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Webb says people who have the specialized lenses surgically inserted would never get cataracts because their natural lenses, which decay over time, would have been replaced.

Brain-controlled bionic legs are here

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2015 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
This is a bigger breakthrough in the field of robotics and advanced prosthetics than it might appear.

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.

On the Horizon: A Magnetic Zap that Strengthens Memory

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Magnetic stimulation may help stave off age-related cognitive decline.

Cold Weather: More Deadly Than Extremely Hot Days

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to recent findings.

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.

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Posted in Medicine on 26th May, 2015 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the nasty effects diabetes can have, leading to permanent loss of vision.

How Arctic ozone hole was avoided by Montreal Protocol

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger by now if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been banned in the 1980s, according to research.

People With Dementia At Greater Heart Attack Risk

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
People with cognitive impairment had around an 8x greater risk of heart failure readmission compared with those who were not suffering from neurodegenerative conditions.

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.

Light electric stimulation of the brain may improve memory for people with schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
This type of brain stimulation might ease some of the cognitive difficulties that afflict people with schizophrenia.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.

Medical millirobots offer hope for less-invasive surgeries

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
To advance minimally invasive treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

73% of insomniacs cured after therapy session

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University.

Immunology Cancer treatment could replace chemotherapy as the standard treatment

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Immunotherapy treatments use the immune system to attack cancerous cells.

Autistic brain is hyper-functional; needs predictable, paced environments

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have completed a study that turns the traditional view of autism completely around.

Scientists make breakthrough in schizophrenia research

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2015 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The work presents strong evidence that disruption of a delicate chemical balance in the brain is heavily implicated in the disorder.

First multi-organ transplant that includes skull and scalp

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A 55-year-old software developer from Texas has become the first patient to receive a scalp and skull transplant while receiving kidney and pancreas transplants.

Strokes steal 8 years worth of brain function, new study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Having a stroke ages a person’s brain function by almost eight years.

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.

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ways to treat brain diseases.

Tiny particles mimic the body's pancreas cells to combat type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jun, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Using tiny particles to mimic the form and function of the pancreatic cells is showing promise in halting the onset of diabetes.

A 3D human 'organoid' brain in a dish

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Growing a miniature brain from cell scrapings could help diagnose brain disorders in the future.

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2015 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing PTSD. Research suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress.

HIV vaccine approach nears human trial

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A study indicates it is possible to trigger the antibody system, with an engineered molecule that mimics a vulnerable region of HIV, to make neutralizing antibodies.

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.

Laser 'tricorder' can diagnose malaria through the skin

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
It's a weapon that fights malaria; a laser scan can give an accurate diagnosis in seconds, without breaking the skin.

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.

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.

Sprayable foam that slows bleeding could save lives

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be sprayed onto an open wound to stop the bleeding.

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.

Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2015 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies show existing medicines could help restore protein production in brain and prevent memory loss, speeding up the search for a cure.

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.

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.

Sniffing could provide autism test

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.

Walking in nature lowers risk of depression, scientists find

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2015 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found quantifiable evidence that supports the common idea that walking in nature could lower your risk of depression.

Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The latest study, involving 29 people with CFS, shows that repeated rituximab infusions can keep symptoms at bay for years.

Common drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy people given citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others.

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.

Brain Imaging Shows How Children Inherit Their Parents' Anxiety

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A prefrontal-limbic-midbrain circuit is responsible for the genetic transfer of an anxious temperament.

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.

Cell structure discovery advances understanding of cancer development

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A structure called 'the mesh' has been identified which helps to hold together cells. This discovery changes understanding of the cell's scaffolding.

Ancestral diets determine vulnerability to type 2 diabetes

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
New research reveals the significance of the nutrition endured by ancestors.

This Biotech Discovery May Mean You'll Never Need a Painful Flu Shot Again

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2015 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Japan have tested a new 'dissolving needle' that is basically a painless patch that you stick to your arm.

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.

Can your phone really know you’re depressed?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone data was more reliable in detecting depression than daily questions participants answered about how sad they were feeling on a scale of 1 to 10.

New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Irregular sleeping patterns have been 'unequivocally' shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

Early signs that drug 'may delay Alzheimer's decline'

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.

Research suggests that eye drops could spell the end of cataract surgery

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating cataracts by way of an eye drop might not be all that far away.

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.

Identifying the source of memory loss from psychosis

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Psychosis' toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ability to make associative connections.

Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging

Posted in Business on 27th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.