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Researchers move one step towards mass-producing blood for donation

March 27, 2017
Researchers move one step towards mass-producing blood for donation

A team of researchers at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant in the UK have taken a significant step towards mass-producing blood that is suitable for donation. Making red blood cells in the lab is already possible. However, the problem researchers are facing is producing blood in a larger scale. The old [...]

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World-first breakthrough in TB diagnosis by UK scientists “will save lives”

March 27, 2017
World-first breakthrough in TB diagnosis by UK scientists “will save lives”

Scientists in the UK have made a significant world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of the infectious diseases tuberculosis (TB). Cases of TB in the UK have begun falling recently, but England still has one of the highest rates in Europe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), TB is one of the top 10 causes [...]

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US doctor finds potentially effective treatment for fatal sepsis

March 24, 2017
US doctor finds potentially effective treatment for fatal sepsis

An intravenous vitamin and steroid infusion has demonstrated remarkable success in treating patients who at high risk of sudden death due to sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease, according to a study at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in the US. [...]

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Drug successfully reverses aging in animal trials

March 24, 2017
Drug successfully reverses aging in animal trials

Scientists say a drug has successfully reversed characteristics of aging in animal trials, where it rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands are planning human trials for what they hope is a treatment for old age. The [...]

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Random DNA copying errors cause two-thirds of cancer

March 24, 2017
Random DNA copying errors cause two-thirds of cancer

Random, unpredictable mistakes that occur during cell copying cause almost two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer, according to a new study by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the US. The data from the research is grounded on a novel mathematical model based on DNA sequencing and epidemiologic data from around [...]

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Spider venom may protect against brain damage after stroke

March 22, 2017
Spider venom may protect against brain damage after stroke

A protein found in the venom of deadly Australian funnel web spiders could have the potential to protect a patient’s brain from damage or injury after a stroke, researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University said. The scientists found that a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats, showing “great [...]

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Tea reduces cognitive decline, dementia in elderly persons by as much as 86%

March 20, 2017
Tea reduces cognitive decline, dementia in elderly persons by as much as 86%

Drinking tea every day lowers the risk of cognitive decline by 50% in the elderly and as much as 86% in older persons who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s, according to a recent longitudinal study involving 957 Chinese seniors aged 55 years or older. The study, led by assistant professor Feng Lei from the [...]

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Intensive medical treatment reversed type 2 diabetes in 40% of patients

March 20, 2017
Intensive medical treatment reversed type 2 diabetes in 40% of patients

A new landmark study has found that type 2 diabetes – a chronic health condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to be too high –can be reversed in up to 40% of patients through intensive medical treatment. Type 2 diabetes is generally considered to be a chronic health condition that can’t be cured [...]

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Consuming fruits, vegetables could lower risk of lung disease for smokers

March 17, 2017
Consuming fruits, vegetables could lower risk of lung disease for smokers

Eating fruits and vegetables could help current and former smokers lower their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a Swedish study suggests. The study involved more than 40,000 current and former male smokers. The current smokers who consumed five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day were 40% less likely to [...]

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Experimental blood test detects 96% of autism cases, could speed diagnosis

March 17, 2017
Experimental blood test detects 96% of autism cases, could speed diagnosis

An experimental blood test is said to detect autism in more than 96% of cases across a broad spectrum of patients, offering the potential to diagnose the condition earlier, according to a study recently released by its developers. The findings are the latest effort to develop a blood test for autism spectrum disorder, which is [...]

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