Reversing blindness, repairing damaged cells int he eye and also rearranges the brain to help process the new information with gene therapy. Continue reading… “Curing blindness by healing eyes and brain together with gene therapy”
Lost memories reactivated by researchers with optogenetics
Researchers at MIT reveal, in a paper published last week in the journal Science, that they were able to reactivate memories that could not otherwise be retrieved, using a technology known as optogenetics. Continue reading… “Lost memories reactivated by researchers with optogenetics”
Delivering drugs straight into the brain
A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to inject the drugs directly into the brain, breaking the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart by using “carrier” antibodies. Continue reading… “Delivering drugs straight into the brain”
Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies
Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have developed new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens such as HIV, various bacteria, and CD4+ T lymphocytes. Continue reading… “Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies”
Creating artificial blood vessels
Researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Vienna Medical University (MedUni Vienna) have developed artificial blood vessels made from a special elastomer material (thermoplastic polyurethanes) with excellent mechanical properties. Continue reading… “Creating artificial blood vessels”
Head transplant complications could be “worse than death”
Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian man, last week announced that he will become the subject of the first human head transplant ever performed, having volunteered to have his head removed and installed on another person’s body. Continue reading… “Head transplant complications could be “worse than death””
Scientists able to “Delete” HIV virus from human DNA
Using a DNA-snipping enzyme called Cas9, scientists were able to cut out the virus. Continue reading… “Scientists able to “Delete” HIV virus from human DNA”
Scientists could soon be reading your memories
Researchers have successfully mapped rats’ memories, could humans be next? Continue reading… “Scientists could soon be reading your memories”
U.S. scientists make a breakthrough in tuberculosis
Tuberculosis most commonly affects the lungs, is transmitted via the air and caused by strains of mycobacteria.
Worldwide, more than 2 billion people are struck down with tuberculosis (TB). Scientists in the U.S. have made a medical breakthrough that could save hundreds of thousands of lives.
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7 top medical breakthroughs coming in the next decade
An effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, a cure for the common cold, gene therapy that destroys cancers, transplant organs grown in the lab. These medical miracles are no longer the dreams of science fiction, but are likely coming in the next decade, say experts.
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First-Ever MRI Scan of Baby at the Moment of Birth
Doctors at a Berlin hospital captured live MRI images of a birth.
Doctors at a Berlin hospital have made a medical breakthrough after capturing live MRI images of the miracle of birth. The pictures, taken after a German mother agreed to give birth inside a magnetic-resonance imaging machine, could provide valuable new insights into the birthing process and save lives in the future.
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Science Of Motion Sickness
YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!
The cause of motion sickness is being investigated by a researcher with a new idea: that the cause is movement, not perceptual differences. A series of motion-sickness-inducing tests shows that those people who get sick start to move oddly, similar to a drunken staggering walk.
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