Health

Is There Mental Telepathy in Our Future?

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June 17, 2015 - Researchers in Germany and the United States are decoding speech from brainwaves and turning them into text in a "brain-to-text" system that records signals from the cerebral cortex of epileptic patients.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Neuroscience Researcher Invents Smart Specs to Help Blind See

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June 16, 2015 - A University of Oxford neuroscience and visual prosthetics research fellow has developed augmented-reality glasses to

Take Viagra to Fight Malaria - Are You Kidding?

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June 8, 2015 - A new study appearing in the journal PLOS Pathogens last month demonstrates that the drug sildenafil, known popularly as Viagra, could prevent

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.

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