Multiple Sclerosis Research Identifies Role of Problem T Cells and Potential Treatments

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May 20, 2015 - I have previously written about autoimmune diseases of which multiple sclerosis (MS) is one.

Biomedical Advances Continue to Make Headlines

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February 4, 2015 - In looking at recent journal articles that have significant biomedical implications I have selected four to talk about today.

Recovering Lost Brain Memory Appears Possible

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December 22, 2014 - Alzheimer's patients progressively lose their memories. I watched my mother-in-law and mother both succumb to the ravages of this disease as it robbed them of the recent past and then peeled away the decades until they reverted to distant memories. In my mother, a trilingual and adept, discerning individual, it even robbed her of her ability to speak coherently.

Learn About PEEK and Maybe Help Prevent Blindness

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December 10, 2014 - The world of smartphone apps continues to be a source of disruptive innovation. PEEK stands for Portable Eye Examination Kit. It is a combination of adapter that can clipped on a smartphone and a number of apps that can deliver a professional eye examinations using portable technology that produces results equal to high-priced ophthalmoscopes and retinal cameras.


Curing Malaria - New Compound Cures with a Single Dose

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December 8, 2014 - A collaborative research team led by St.

Evidence of a Changing Climate - Disease Creep

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November 27, 2014 - The list of diseases appearing in unfamiliar places continues to increase for lots of reasons. These include:

  • Human-engineered water projects such as dams, canals and irrigation.
  • Agricultural intensification and the use of insecticides.
  • Urban crowding and poor sanitation.
  • Deforestation.
  • Reforestation.

Nokia Sensing X-Prize Challenge Finalists Strut Their Stuff

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October 24, 2014 - The Nokia Sensing XChallenge has a goal to transform personal health through sensing technology. A $2.25 million purse is on the line for those organizations whether private or institutional that develop smarter digital health solutions incorporating bio-sensor technology. Sensing can be used for detection, assessment, management and treatment of disease.

The World is On a Fast Track to Learn About Ebola

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October 17, 2014 - With the outbreak in West Africa teetering out of control, and with the first cases showing up outside of Africa, medical teams are on a fast track to understand how to contain and eradicate this deadly virus.

Another Genome Test Kit Enters the Market Further Democratizing our DNA

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October 6, 2014 - The Canadian government and provincial Ministries of Health are about to find themselves facing the democratizing of genetic information, forever altering the relationship between patients and their doctors. The latest genome test kit, 23andMe, is selling in Canada for $199 CDN (under $180 USD).

The Impending Medical Revolution as Expressed by X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis

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October 5, 2014 - Rather than paraphrase the content of an e-mail I received yesterday from Peter Diamandis I am reproducing it largely in full.

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