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How nanotechnology can advance regenerative medicine

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotechnology may provide new strategies for regenerative medicine, including better tools to improve or restore damaged tissues.

Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Turning back time: ageing reversed in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery has implications for understanding age-related diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and diabetes.

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.

Computer algorithm identifies genes that could be transformed to stop or slow the aging process

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction.

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.

New treatment for baldness: growing hair with stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have learned how to convert adult stem cells into hair follicle-generating cells called epithelial stem cells, which may lead to a better treatment for hair loss.

New sponges stop bleeding wounds in 15 seconds flat

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 02:56 AM
by AlexMuller
A syringe filled with tiny sponges that can not only stop bleeding, but do it quickly and more effectively than any other modern method.

After 120 Years, Doctors Develop New Brain Surgery Technique

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of surgeons recently came up with a safer, better method of replacing skull fragments after brain surgery.

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.

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.

Human lung made in lab for first time

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time, scientists have created human lungs in a lab, an exciting step forward in regenerative medicine, but an advance that likely won’t help patients for many years.

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.

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.

A British Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed and Implanted a Pelvis

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2014 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing is revolutionizing health care.

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.

Wearable glasses help surgeons view cancer​​​​​​​​ cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a wearable display to help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear.

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.

How to generate new neurons in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Medical researchers have created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals.

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.

EyeGo adapters let you perform eye exams with a smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
EyeGo is designed to "make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely"

Pioneering 3D printing reshapes patient's face in Wales

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.

The future of medicine: Augmented Reality & Google Glass

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.

Smartphone app reads blood oxygen levels, forewarns of life-threatening pre-eclampsia

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
LionsGate Technologies has secured its first major financial backers to scale up development of the Phone Oximeter.

Breakthroughs Might Mean the End of Animal Testing

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Cutting back on animal testing isn’t just good ethics, it’s good science.

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.

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.

Woman Has Her Skull Replaced With A 3D Printed Plastic One

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The most significant skull prosthetic to date:

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.

New treatment could allow regrowing of damaged nerves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Spinal cord injuries are a serious matter: most who suffer from such an injury never fully recover, and many end up with partial or even full paralysis.

Living organ regeneration 'first' by gene manipulation

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
An elderly organ in a living animal has been regenerated into a youthful state for the first time, UK researchers say.

Scottish organ donations 'double since 2007'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people who donated their organs after death in Scotland has almost doubled over a six-year period, according to government figures.

3D printing a human heart using a patients own cells:

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2014 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists could soon build replacement organs using a patient’s own cells.

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

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

Scientists are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumours From Scratch

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
We've seen 3D-printed cells, organs, and even body parts over the last few years. But in Philadelphia, a team of scientists is printing cancerous tumours.

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.

Human skin grown in lab 'can replace animal testing'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2014 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.

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.

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.

3D printing organs, complete with blood vessels, takes a big step forward

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Major unresolved challenges can be lost among reports of exciting breakthroughs in the field known as regenerative medicine.

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.

Animal research 'pledge on openness' agreed

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Suspended Animation Human Trials About to Begin

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
What if surgeons could hit the pause button, giving them precious additional time to treat the wounds?

Researchers use light to coax stem cells to regenerate teeth

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A Harvard-led team is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue.

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.

3D printing making progress on building tissue with blood vessels to enable large printed organs

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A strategy for vascularization of hydrogel constructs that combine advances in 3D printing technology and biomaterials.

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.

Miniature artificial lung could revolutionize cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The 3D-Lung tumor model helps researchers to test medications.

The brain may be able to repair itself from within, Duke researchers discover

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Duke researchers have found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons.

Can MedGenome use genetics to predict cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Indian cancer genetic research company MedGenome says it has taken $4 million in new funding to further develop and market its genetic sequencing research.

Nanotech method boosts conventional cancer treatments in pre-clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The conventional wisdom has it that there’s no silver bullet for treating cancer.

Fasting may help the immune system rebuild itself

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new study, fasting could actually be good for you, at least if you suffer from problems with your immune system.

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.

Researchers create miniature human retina in a dish

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a miniature human retina in a dish that can sense light.

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.

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a silver spherical nanoparticle encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells.

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.

Modeling how neurons work together to perform movements: not as random as we thought

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Could help design prosthetic limbs controlled via electrodes implanted in the brain.

Now we know why drugs don’t work on pancreatic cancer

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The trouble with treating cancer is that each type has its own quirks. The quirks of pancreatic cancer make it one of the most lethal.

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.

Organ transplants: 'Supercooling' keeps organs fresh

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A new technique can preserve organs for days before transplanting them, US researchers claim.

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jul, 2014 04:28 AM
by AlexMuller
One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Organ transplants 'on the rise'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of organ transplants is continuing to rise, but the UK still lags behind other countries, official figures show.

Targeting Multiple Myeloma With Coated And Loaded Nanoparticles

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A nanoparticle that simultaneously attacks bone cancer and strengthens bone damaged by cancer.

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.

3D-printed-anatomy developers aim to revolutionize medical education

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bypass Commands From the Brain to Legs Through a Computer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An artificial connection that bridges the lost pathway and connects brain to spinal circuits has potential to ameliorate the functional loss.

Study Reveals Immune System is Dazed and Confused During Spaceflight

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station.

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Venom from scorpions or honeybees sounds like it wouldn’t do a person much good. But by directing a modified component just to tumors, researchers might leverage it into a drug.

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2014 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Boy Given A 3-D Printed Spine Implant

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014 10:43 PM
by AlexMuller
A titanium vertebra now stiffens this 12-year-old's spine.

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.

A man whose skull was crushed by a fall will be fitted with a 3D-printed skull

Posted in Hardware on 30th Aug, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A farmer whose skull was crushed in a fall was due to undergo surgery to receive a titanium replacement, made using a 3D printer.

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Whenever things get big, sooner or later lawyers are going to step in and things are going to get messy.

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.

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.

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.

Doctors Show Why 3D Printing Holds 'Limitless' Potential For Medicine

Posted in Hardware on 7th Sep, 2014 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of medicine is being transformed by 3D printing technology.

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.

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.

Google buys firm behind spoon for Parkinson's patients

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The spoon, dubbed Liftware, uses vibrations to counteract the tremors brought on by Parkinson's disease.

First Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.

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

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

Artificial spleen cleans up blood

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

Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons, Stanford study shows

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare.

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.

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.

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.

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 Breakthrough in the Quest to Regenerate Bones

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have successfully formed “bone-like structures” in mice using a new stem cell-based technique, which they believe could be transferred to humans.

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.

Kidney transplant: Surgeons carry out first European keyhole kidney transplant

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique, originally developed in India, offers patients the chance of a much faster recovery after the operation.

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"

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

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

Stem cell therapy allows blind to see again

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A major milestone in the development of the field of regenerative medicine.

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.

3D printing helps build upper jaw prosthetic for cancer patient

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A 3D printed model of the patient's jaw helped surgeon's overcome problems posed by his inability to open his mouth.

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.

Robot to perform brain surgery through cheek

Posted in Medicine on 18th Oct, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technique in which a robot performs the surgery by entering through the cheek. This could minimize how invasive the procedure is and reduce recovery time.

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.

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant in medical first

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Transparent graphene-based sensors open new window into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers have developing invisible implantable medical sensor microarrays to allow for seeing brain tissue hidden by implants.

Nanotechnology and bioengineering are taking the fight to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps no other diseases highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancers.

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.

Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

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

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.

Future medical implants may be powered by sound waves

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Ideal implants would be wireless and battery-free.

Scientists grow miniature human stomachs from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Miniature stomachs, gastric organoids, will help in study of ulcers and could be used in future to repair patients' stomachs.

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.

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.

Which New Technology Will Win the Race to Repair and Replace Our Organs?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
An extraordinary competition is underway, one that could be more impactful to the human species than any other technological rivalry.

3D-printed organs are on the way

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Biotech firm Organovo is set to begin selling 3D-printed liver tissue by the end of the year, part of the growing movement to bring the technology to the medical field.

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.

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.

Synthetic Platelets Halt Bleeding Three Times Faster

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

Scientists create Parkinson's disease in a dish

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Attributed to a combination of genetic and nongenetic factors, Parkinson's disease has no completely effective therapy or cure.

Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness.

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.

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.

Tiny 3D Printed Livers From Organovo Go On Sale

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is that companies can use the printed tissue to test whether experimental drugs are safe for human livers.

Magnetic nanoparticles stimulate cells to regenerate bone

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.

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.

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.

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.

Organovo and Yale Announce Collaboration on 3D Bioprinting for Organ Transplantion

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2014 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The company would likely be printing partial livers for human implantation within just 4-6 years.

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.

Text messaging service helps people take their pills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Around a third of patients do not take their medicine as directed.

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.

Halving of malaria deaths 'tremendous achievement'

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

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.

A new low-cost way to create 3D nanostructures

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a new low-cost lithography technique that can create 3D nanostructures for biomedical, electronic, and photonic applications.

Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing technology has enabled some truly life-changing surgeries in the past year.

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.

New pulsed-magnetic method uses nanorods to deliver drugs

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying nanorods to deep targets in the body using magnetic fields could transform the way tumors are treated.

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.

Gene therapy boosts mice survival from heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The enzyme telomerase repairs cells damaged by aging, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen the life of mice. It could be used to cure aging related illnesses.

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.

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.

Doctors Revive and Transplant Hearts That Have Already Stopped Beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2014 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A dead heart beats again in medical breakthrough.

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.

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.

Optogenetics captures synaptic transmission in live mammalian brain for the first time

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
This could significantly expand our knowledge of connectivity between various types of neurons as a more realistic alternative to in vitro studies.

2015 human trial of nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A human patient with late stage leukemia will be given nanobot treatment. They expect to remove the cancer within one month.

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.

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.

Smart nanoparticles take aim at cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in China have developed an intelligent nanoparticle system that delivers a chemotherapeutic drug directly to the nucleus of cancer cells.

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.

New Non invasive MRI can detect early stage Alzheimers in a living animal

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2015 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease affects one out of nine people over the age of 65.

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.

Glowing nanotech guides cancer surgery, kills remaining cancer cells

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The method should allow more accurate surgical removal of solid tumors at the same time it eradicates any remaining cancer cells.

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.

Hinges and pistons from DNA show capability for future nano-robots

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2015 08:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The project is the first to prove that basic design principles that apply to typical full-size machines can produce complex, controllable components for nano-robots.

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.

Small Molecule Successfully Targets Telomerase to Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2015 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Treatment with 6-thio-dG resulted in rapid cell death for the vast majority of the cancer cell lines tested.

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.

An Alternate Drug Therapy May Reduce The Chances Of Organ Rejection

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our body’s immune system acts like a barrier to transplantation as a routine medical treatment.

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.

Hospital patient's 3D printed kidney model used in operation

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2015 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A man created a 3D scan of his own kidney to help the surgeons who were operating on him.

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.

Micro-machines journey inside animal

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal.

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.

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.

Telomere extension turns back some aspects of aging in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A procedure can efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes that are linked to aging.

Global ENIGMA consortium cracks brain’s genetic codes for aging

Posted in Science on 24th Jan, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
8 common gene mutations leading to brain aging in over 30,000 brain scans that may unlock mysteries of Alzheimer’s, autism, and other neurological disorders.

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.

Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists claim to have overturned standard thinking on how the brain is able to perform different tasks.

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.

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.

3D Printed Heart Model Makes Surgery Faster, Safer For Children

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Using a life-sized 3D model created from the patient’s MRI data, the team was able to shorten the length of the surgery, while eliminating the need for multiple surgeries.

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.

Software analyzes human genome in as little as 90 minutes

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New software can take raw sequence data on a person's genome and search it for disease-causing variations in a matter of hours.

Implantable device targets tumors using electric fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015 03:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique uses a small device containing a reservoir of chemotherapy that can be either implanted in the tumor or placed on the skin to create the electric field.

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.

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

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

'Smart' insulin hopes to change treatments for diabetes

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

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.

Alzheimer's £30m research collaboration begins

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A new network of £30m research centres is being launched to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance.

New laser probe identifies brain cancer cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intraoperative handheld probe for cancer-cell-detection enables surgeons, for the first time, to detect more than 92% of invasive brain cancer cells during surgery.

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Whether or not a gene is expressed in your body is the product of two layers of biology: the genome and the epigenome.

Lung Cancer 'Breathalyzers' to Boost Early Detection

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
There is a large push for earlier diagnosis of diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Often, by the time symptoms show up, the disease much more difficult to treat.

'Marvel molecule' could enable treatments for inflammatory diseases

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

A new fifteen-minute Ebola diagnostic test approved

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

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.

Attacking Alzheimer’s with ultrasound

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Opening the blood-brain barrier allows the body to remove plaque in the hippocampus.

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.

Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

Growing New Neurons May Help Us Adapt Better

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenges a major dogma in the field of neuroscience.

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job is Done

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 12:00 AM
by PlanetTech
As robots get small enough to swim around inside the body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient.

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.

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study.

Three Men Voluntarily Amputate Their Injured Hands In Favor of Bionic Replacements

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Three men have become the first to undergo 'bionic reconstruction', enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their mind.

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.

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye that allows the light to enter.

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.

Unusually Short Lived Fish Could Hold the Secrets to Getting Old

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
For scientists who study ageing, the turquoise killifish could be the key to their future experiments.

Cancer-fighting nanoparticles carry medicine to tumors in the lungs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanoparticle is capable of carrying cancer-fighting drugs to a tumor site in the lungs before releasing them.

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.

Shape of eye's 'light pipes' is key to colour sorting

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Physicists have pinned down precisely how pipe-shaped cells in our retina filter the incoming colors.

Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
This research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism.

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.

The technology inside a satellite may soon scan your skin for cancer

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2015 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The hardware within this satellite may, in a few years, form the core of a new medical device that doctors can use to scan human skin for disease.

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.

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.

Another potential path to success in tackling Alzheimer’s

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2015 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A non-invasive ultrasound technology that can restore memory loss.

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.

A new approach to treating spinal cord injuries

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Spinal cord injuries are notorious for being practically irreversible, with accidents to the area often resulting in long-term paralysis.

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.

Wireless brain stimulaton with magnetic nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s.

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.

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.

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The ability to analyse the entire data set from an fMRI scan provided researchers the opportunity to compare accurate computer models for both autistic and non-autistic brains.

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.

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.

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.

Nanoparticles open blood-brain barrier for delivery of molecules

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Currently 98 percent of therapeutic molecules are blocked by the barrier, but a new technique opens the door to new treatments for brain diseases.

Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

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.

It May Be Possible To Prevent HIV Even Without a Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic engineering technique that efficiently transforms cells to become HIV-resistant.

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.

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

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

A 'Google Maps' for the body

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Using Google algorithms its possible to zoom in and out from the scale of the whole joint down to the cellular level 'just as you would with Google Maps'.

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.

3D-Printed Kidney Tissue Form Organovo Is Here

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:24 PM
by AlexMuller
In Boston, the biomedical company Organovo showed off its technique for 3D printing human kidney tissue.

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.

Cas9 molecule points the way to viral delivery of CRISPR genome editing

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Companies are working overtime to apply the recently discovered CRISPR genome editing technology to treating diseases.

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.

Flipping a switch in a common virus could mean safer organ transplants

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating organs for CMV before they're transplanted could make the process safer for people with compromised immune systems.

Master protein found to enhance both muscles and the brain

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2015 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The finding could lead to treatments in regenerative medicine and for defects in learning and memory.

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.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something that’s non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

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.

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

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

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

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

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.

The printed organs coming to a body near you

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2015 04:55 PM
by AlexMuller
From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are now churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.

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.'

Alpha-rhythm brain stimulation shown to boost creativity

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’ve provided the first evidence that specifically enhancing alpha oscillations is a causal trigger of a specific and complex behavior, in this case, creativity.'

How to get the entire immune system to attack cancer

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating both major branches of the immune system halts tumor growth more effectively.

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.

Drugs stimulate the body’s own stem cells to replace the brain cells lost through multiple sclerosis

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2015 03:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Two drugs can stimulate regeneration of damaged brain cells and reversing paralysis in animal models of MS.

New sampling device promises to make blood tests needle-free

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

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.

MIT is Developing an AI Cancer Diagnosis System

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer is a depressingly common activity in hospitals, but spotting subtle variations in tumour types can require sifting through hundreds of previous cases.

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.

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.

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.

Video Gamers Have Better Connected Brains

Posted in Games on 28th Apr, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Action video gamers have more gray matter and better connectivity in certain subregions of the brain.

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.

Scientists discover a key driver of human aging:

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
This discovery may lead to slowing or reversing the aging process.

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.

Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector

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

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.

Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The past decade has seen dramatic advances. What amazing things are we likely to see in the next 10 years? Here's the summary.

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.

'Dementia simulator' among new games on show in Dundee

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A video game simulating the impact of Alzheimer's disease is among the work going on show at Abertay University's digital graduate show.

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.

Hydrogels boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell-derived photoreceptor cells were injected into the retina, leading to improved eyesight.

In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device for You

Posted in Software on 18th May, 2015 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
NSF announced that it would be funneling millions of pounds into a new effort to develop virtual hearts for medical device development and testing.

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.

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA bacterial infections

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2015 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.

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.

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.

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.

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified, says psychiatrist

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Pre 1967 research showed "beneficial change in many psychiatric disorders"

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.

Missing link found between brain and immune system

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Overturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

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.

Test unravels history of infection

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

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.

Progress in the quest to preserve organs for transplant

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Cryopreservation is tough; When ice crystals form, they damage cells and tissues, making an organ impossible to transplant.

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.

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

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

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.

Nanoparticles target and kill cancer stem cells that drive tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence. Recurrences are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional drugs.

Miniature heart sensor keeps heart failure patients out of the hospital

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Implanting microchip sensors in patients with advanced heart failure to better monitor symptoms and reduce their chances of returning to the hospital.

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.

A new flu drug gives the body time to defend itself

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Past flu-fighting drugs have targeted the virus itself. But a new drug called Vasculotide reinforces the cellular barrier in the lungs, giving the body more time to rid itself of the virus.

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Is your awareness of the world and of yourself the result of specific, focused changes in your brain, or does that awareness come from a broad network of neural activity?

Blood chemical predicts brain decline

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

Mining millions of genomes and health records to crack radical life extension

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2015 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
HLI (Human Longevity Inc) is building the world’s largest human genome sequencing center in the world.

Tissue scaffold technology could help rebuild large organs

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a new tissue scaffold (support structure) technology that could one day make it possible to engineer large organs.

Brain-zapping headwear designed to treat Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
A team at Johns Hopkins University has created a prototype device that delivers non-invasive brain stimulation to sufferers of Parkinson's disease.

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.

Stem cell use during lung transplantation may expand donor pool

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Pairing a donated organ with a potential recipient is a critical task requiring a near-perfect match.

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.

DNA and Light Detect Cancer in the Brain, Head and Neck

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have employed an imaging technique that uses safe near-infrared light to differentiate between healthy brain tissue and that which has become cancerous.

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.

Some updates in the quest for a cure for aging

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Google isn't the only company putting millions of dollars into ending the effects of aging.

Swarms of tiny robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A $18 million initiative set on creating a microrobot-assisted procedure for dealing with blocked arteries within five years.

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.

Successful heart transplant after using experimental artificial heart

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.

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.

Rates of bioloical ageing vary widely, says study

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A study of people born within a year of each other has uncovered a huge gulf in the speed at which their bodies 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.

Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Patterns in sulci and gyri don't predict cognitive ability, but may help diagnose disease.

A drug delivery nanotech system holds promise for kidney cancer

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The device, called a mesoscale nanoparticle, could help boost the usefulness of some cancer drugs.

PTN interviews Dr. Aubrey de Grey, researcher of anti-aging regenerative medicine

Posted in Interviews on 13th Jul, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Aubrey de Grey answers questions on his work at the SENS foundation and efforts to fight illness by bringing aging under medical control.

Ultrasound cuts healing time of chronic wounds by 30 percent

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

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2015 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Peter Diamandis predicts we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance.

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.

Growing micro-brains from skin cells sheds light on Autism

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'brain organoids' revealed that a genetic mutation causes the brain to overproduce inhibitory neurons, which dampens how signals are transmitted within the brain.

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.

Wireless device delivers drugs to brain and triggers neurons via remote control

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny “wireless optofluidic neural probe” that can be implanted in the brain and triggered to deliver drugs and target brain cells.

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.

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.

Age-related macular degeneration patient receives bionic eye transplant

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is designed to stimulate remaining retinal cells, allowing them to obtain useful visual information.

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.

An anti-inflammatory 'smart drug' that activates only in high-inflammation areas

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
An important solution for immunosuppressed patients, older patients, and those undergoing chemotherapy.

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.

A drug that dramatically lowers cholesterol approved by the FDA

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

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.

Opternative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Opternative says it’s the only online eye exam that can deliver a physician-approved prescription for glasses and contacts.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Harnessing the survival powers of cancer cells could wipe out heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Genes that cancers use to proliferate could be repurposed. Researchers believe this could lead to a new treatment for people with heart disease.

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

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

Surgeons practice on 3D printed models for kids' operations

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2015 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Using 3D printed copies of body parts has helped save 4 children aged two months to 16 years who suffered from life-threatening blood vessel malformation in their brains.

Women’s immune system genes operate differently from men’s

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.

When surgeons listen to their preferred music, their stitches are better and faster

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
When surgeons listen to music they prefer, their technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved, a new study shows.

A pancreatic cancer urine test developed

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists.

Intracellular microlasers for precise labeling of a trillion individual cells

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The wavelengths of light emitted by intracellular microlasers differ based on size, shape, and composition of each microlaser, allowing precise labeling of individual cells.

Ice bucket challenge: What's happened since?

Posted in Online on 4th Aug, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
In what has been described as the world's largest social media phenomenon, more than 17 million people uploaded videos to Facebook which were then watched by 440 million people.

A precision brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
May allow people with ALS or spinal cord injuries to communicate faster and more accurately.

Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
To live past 100 you must keep inflammation down.

Tiny glue guns and glue made of nanoparticles could patch up surgical holes

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Glue made of nanoparticles, delivered by a needle, can be a better replacement for sutures and surgical staples.

The MIND diet may slow brain aging by 7.5 years

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Eating a group of specific foods may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when not at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.

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

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

Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimer's Patients

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2015 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have turned human skin cells into neurons. They hope that their technique could one day help rejuvenate failing tissues in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Medical innovations get £18m in funding

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Development of a universal flu vaccine and a home testing kit for lung infections are among 12 projects to have received backing from an £18m fund for medical innovation.

How aging damages and cripples the immune system

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune system’s response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection.

Study: U.S. hospitals throw away $15M in unused surgical supplies each year

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2015 04:55 PM
by AlexMuller
These items could be salvaged to ease shortages and also to save lives abroad.

Gene Editing Startup Raises $120 Million to Apply CRISPR to Medicine

Posted in Business on 10th Aug, 2015 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas Medicine has raised $120 million to create treatments with CRISPR, including ones for cancers, retinal disease, and sickle cell anemia.

Eye tracking will help the paralyzed talk to the outside world

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are developing systems that use eye tracking for communication.

Another promising drug for Parkinson's disease:

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2015 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson's.

The IBM Watson AI system will learn to understand medical images

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Watson will have the ability to 'see' by bringing together Watson’s advanced image analytics and cognitive computing system with data and images from medical imaging.

Alphabet (Google) Inks Another Healthcare Deal

Posted in Business on 12th Aug, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Dexcom, a leading glucose-monitoring company, is partnering up with the Alphabet group to make smaller, better devices for people with diabetes.

Study links aerobic fitness, thinner gray matter, and better math skills in kids

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Thinning of the outermost layer of brain cells in the cerebrum is associated with better mathematics performance.

Scientists are building a better sweet potato to fight blindness.

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

Trans fats, but not saturated fats, have been linked to greater risk of death and heart disease

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'For years everyone has been advised to cut out fats, but there are different kinds of fats.'

Newly discovered brain network recognizes what’s new or familiar

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2015 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The Parietal Memory Network (PMN), processes incoming information based on whether it’s something we’ve experienced previously or appears to be new and unknown.

UK Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 3.3 million people have the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005. The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations.

Glasses let the colorblind see pigments for the first time

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Since they first went on sale in 2012, glasses from the company EnChroma Labs have allowed people to see colors as they’ve never seen them before.

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

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

New probe 'lights up' blood clots in single scan

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

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

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

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

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

Dementia levels 'are stabilising'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The University of Cambridge study shows the proportion of elderly people with the condition in the UK has fallen, contrary to predictions that cases would soar.

A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have unveiled a new pathway that controls human metabolism by prompting our adipocytes, or fat cells, to store fat or burn it away.

Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember.

Drug protects against the effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The threat of a nuclear incident has raised awareness of the need for medicine that can prevent radiation damage.

Universal flu vaccine comes closer

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

Implanted carbon nanotubes could help diagnose medical conditions

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

Those Omega3 Supplements May Not Help Your Brain After All

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A massive, long-term NIH study found that omega-3 supplements are no better than sugar pills.

Low vitamin-D genes linked to multiple sclerosis

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.

Aphantasia: A life without mental images

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2015 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Most people can readily conjure images inside their head, But now scientists have described a condition, aphantasia, in which some people are unable to visualise mental images.

Laser detects brain tumour cells during surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumor for the first time in Europe.

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

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

Alzheimer’s disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our experiments suggest that these abnormal fat deposits could be a trigger for the disease'.

'Tissue Velcro' Could Patch Damaged Organs

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2015 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab.

Top 5 Emerging Technologies In 2015

Posted in Software on 31st Aug, 2015 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
New tech is arriving fast and holds the promise of solving many of the world’s challenges such as food and water security, energy sustainability and personalised medicine.

3D printed 120 micron long 'microfish' could be efficient bloodstream robots

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The university of San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology to make multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots.

Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long known that sleep is important for our health, with poor sleep linked to chronic illnesses and disease susceptibility.

Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time.

Google now offers search information cards on more than 900 diseases

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

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

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

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

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

Antidepressant causes different brain changes in depressed and non-depressed individuals

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A common antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in different ways.

Weight loss surgery 'cures half of type-2 diabetes cases'

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

Gene Leads to Nearsightedness When Kids Read

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2015 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other 'nearwork'.

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Posted in Business on 7th Sep, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.

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

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

A new prion disease raises questions about whether Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s could be infectious

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Prion diseases are a rare class of brain disorders that are transmissible between humans.

Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers.

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world-first surgery

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2015 04:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The patient’s surgical team determined that a fully customisable 3D printed sternum and rib cage was the best option.

Bio-artificial kidney project hopes to raise funds through crowdfunding

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A crowdfunding effort kicks off in the hopes of raising funds to help accelerate the development of a bio-artificial kidney to change the lives of Kidney Failure patients.

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

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

Soaking brain tissue in a solution turns it transparent, providing new opportunities for understanding

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2015 03:45 PM
by AlexMuller
From X-rays to MRIs, researchers learn a lot about the body any time they find a new way to see it.

Chatty cellular machines take synthetic biology to next level

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a new class of cellular machines that 'talk' to each other, and behave in sophisticated ways. Synthetic biology is going multicellular.

Malaria: '700 million cases' stopped in Africa

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

3D printed windpipe improves girl's operation

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 03:56 AM
by AlexMuller
A 3D-printed windpipe has been used to practise delicate surgery before an operation on a six-year-old girl at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

A Portable Blood Cleanser for Treating Sepsis

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

Low vitamin D associated with faster decline in cognitive function

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A research team has found that Vitamin D insufficiency was associated with faster decline in cognitive functions among a group of ethnically diverse older adults.

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

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

DARPA's Targeted Electrical Stimulation of the Brain boosts Memory

Posted in Hardware on 20th Sep, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Electrical arrays implanted in the brain show promise in their ability to improve patients' scores on memory tests.

A new process for studying proteins associated with diseases

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

New technique bodes well for lung transplant success rate

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The EVLP-treated lungs showed little signs of rejection, while the lungs transplanted without the treatment all showed signs of severe rejection.

A chemical relative of aspirin might help treat Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Salsalate, long used for rheumatoid arthritis, reduces toxic protein in mice study.

Lab-grown kidneys work in animals

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.

A high fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A high fat diet causes people to eat more, which ultimately impairs the ability of obese people to successfully control their caloric intake, lose weight and maintain weight loss.

Why America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet

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

The Affect 3D Printing Could Have On The Medical Industry By 2020

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
3D printers are rapidly changing the world of medicine. By the 2020s printable skin, false teeth, knees and joints may drive growth in the burgeoning market for 3D printers.

Scientists uncover potential biomarker and drug target for autism

Posted in Medicine on 24th Sep, 2015 06:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Improving our understanding of what causes autism could lead to drugs to treat it, and more precise methods of diagnosis.

A new class of anti-obesity compounds with potential anti-diabetic properties

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Mice with pre-existing obesity lost 20 percent of their body weight and about 50 percent of their fat mass.

Timing Your Blood Pressure Meds Right Might Prevent Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than waiting until morning may cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half.

UV light and balloons can plug holes in the heart and other organs

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A new device uses a catheter and two balloons to deliver a UV light-activated patch to a perforated organ wall.

Starving cells of sugar could be the key to future cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2015 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells are cells that cheat death; rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide.

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

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

What travelling to Mars might do to the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Although the stress can have many long-lasting effects on the body and mind, it appears that 18 months isn’t long enough to do any permanent damage.

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures.

Drugs disguised as blood cells could target cancer

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

New prosthesis bypasses brain damage by re-encoding memories

Posted in Hardware on 1st Oct, 2015 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain prosthesis designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss has been developed by researchers.

A protein found in whales might make for better synthetic blood

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

Self-propelled powder designed to stop severe bleeding

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

Mini-brains will help medical research

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2015 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
If Brown University scientists have their way, just about any lab could make some simulated brain matter of their own.

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

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

New Tech Doubles Transplant Hearts' Viability Time

Posted in Medicine on 6th Oct, 2015 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
With the new “heart in a box,” developed by Transmedics, heart transplant success rates may climb substantially.

Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system

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

Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New evidence shows that lack of sleep puts your body at risk.

Heart attack blood test 'could cut hospital stays'

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

How eye-tracking tech could help ICU patients communicate

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking devices might help some patients communicate even when mechanical ventilators make it impossible for them to speak.

HIV vaccine to be tested on people

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long been frustrated by the ability of the AIDS virus to mutate and evade the immune system.

How to grow old brain cells for studying age-related diseases

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The new technique, which yields cells resembling those found in older people’s brains, will be a boon to scientists studying age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

This new computer program can diagnose cancer in just two days

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
When it comes to cancer, spotting the disease earlier can quite literally mean the difference between life and death.

New 'Light Meter' photosensitive cells discovered in the eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is a light-sensitive tissue, according to new research. This add to past work proving the retina senses light as part of its role in synchronizing our body clocks.

Charity offers £100m for new ways to beat cancer

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A cancer charity is offering £100m in research money for international scientists to come up with new approaches to beating cancer.

A soft, bio-friendly ’3D’ brain-implant electrode

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time, without causing brain-tissue damage.

Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases, each with a different prognosis, scientists have discovered.

Malaria vaccine may provide hope for a general cure for cancer

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The hunt for a vaccine against malaria has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer.

A functional kidney organoid from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Diseases can attack specific organs, landing patients on a transplant list. Our bodies have markers that identify an organ as 'self', making it difficult to find an organ match.

Study shows antioxidant use may actually promote the spread of cancer

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