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Medicine

Coronavirus Antibody Immunity Fades By 70% Within 2-3 Months

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

Antibody levels found in recovered COVID-19 patients fell sharply in 2-3 months after infection for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, according to a Chinese study published in Nature Medicine. This raises questions about the length of any immunity against the novel coronavirus.

Synthetic Fungal Compound Activates Cancer's Self-destruct Switch

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a synthetic version of a fungal compound that could help swing things back in our favor, by reactivating a missing gene that would normally drive these sinister cells to self-destruction.

Impressive Long-term Benefits Of MDMA For Treating PTSD, Study Reports

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

At the original end-point of the trials, 56 percent of the cohort no longer met the clinical criteria for PTSD. The long-term follow-up data revealed continued improvements in most subjects for well over a year, with 67 percent of the cohort subsequently no longer meeting the PTSD criteria.

World-first 3D Bionic Eye Could Enable Superhuman Sight, Night Vision

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 11th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

A team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed what they call the Electrochemical Eye (EC-Eye).

How A Crowdsourcing Challenge Turbocharged Brain Research During Lockdown

Posted in Medicine, Science on 10th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

Thanks to big data and machine learning, large-scale collaborations for mapping the brain have already been made possible through data-sharing, such as the Human Brain Project or the BRAIN Initiative.