Medicine Archive

diseaseStable antibodies enable vast improvements to medical diagnostics and treatment in disaster-stricken areas

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When large groups of people are suddenly cut off from electricity, shelter and medical supplies, the initial crisis may be only the tip of the iceberg. Sanitation issues, disease and physical fatigue are among the many widespread and lingering problems …

cancerBlood test can detect eight cancers in early stages which could save half a million lives every year

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CancerSEEK is a blood test that detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the bloodstream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Known as a …

DNAElectrically controlled DNA robot arm is 100,000 times faster – millisecond moves enable molecular factories

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Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast …

cancerCombining the best results of 18 different cancer algorithms boosts treatability from 60% to over 80%

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Scientists in Singapore have made a unique discovery about how to treat cancers – when it comes to pinpointing cancer treatment targets, it is better to listen to many computer programmes rather than just one. Researchers have developed an advanced …

antiagingLongeveron developing stem cell treatments for Frailty, Alzheimers and other aging diseases

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Longeveron is a life sciences company developing biological solutions for aging and aging-associated diseases through the use of Allogeneic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, harvested and grown at our facility in Miami, Florida, from adult-donor bone marrow. Longeveron is a privately …

businessDespite global cyclical strength,the world economy is weaker than precrisis and needs reforms

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The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues. Growth in advanced economies is expected to moderate slightly to 2.2 …

medicinePlatelet coated stem cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

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Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury – and getting them to stay there – remains challenging. In a new pilot study using an animal …

gene therapyGene therapy getting approved to treat major diseases of muscle and blood

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Researchers review the pioneering work that led the gene therapy field to its current state, describe gene-editing technologies that are expected to play a major role in the field’s future, and discuss practical challenges in getting these therapies to patients …

malariaHuman skeletal muscle grown from stem cells

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Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells. The advance builds on work published in 2015 when researchers at Duke University grew the first functioning human muscle tissue from cells obtained from muscle …

businessPregnant Women can pee on an Ikea ad for half price on cribs

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The magazine Ikea ad, running in Sweden, encourages the reader to pee on it. If she does so, and is pregnant, the ad reveals previously invisible text offering a discounted price on a crib—using similar technology that pregnancy tests use …