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Precious metal flecks could be catalyst for better cancer therapies

September 22nd, 2019 at 1:15 am » Comments Off

Tiny extracts of a precious metal used widely in industry could play a vital role in new cancer therapies. Researchers have found a way to dispatch minute fragments of palladium — a key component in motor manufacture, electronics and the oil industry — inside cancerous cells. Scientists have long known that the metal, used in […]

First long-distance heart surgery performed via robot

September 14th, 2019 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

In a feat of networking, engineering, and medicine, a doctor performed a heart procedure while standing 20 miles from his patient. A doctor in India has performed a series of five percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures on patients who were 20 miles away from him. The feat was pulled off using a precision vascular robot […]

‘Extraordinary’ breakthroughs in anti-Aging research ‘will happen faster than people think’

September 3rd, 2019 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

People 50 and older have a lot to look forward to, according to Juvenescence’s Greg Bailey—mainly that we won’t be aging as fast or poorly as our parents. “Science fiction has become science,” said the UK-based anti-aging biotech’s CEO about the company’s completing its $100 million Series B round of financing last week. “I think […]

How hospitals are using AI to save their sickest patients and curb ‘alarm fatigue’

August 12th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

Early tests suggest artificial intelligence can improve patient care in hospitals’ intensive care units while helping curb “alarm fatigue.”Woody Harrington / for NBC News Early tests show artificial “assistants” can help doctors and nurses spot potentially deadly problems in time to take life-saving action. From interpreting CT scans to diagnosing eye disease, artificial intelligence is […]

New research uncovers compelling link between gut bacteria, obesity and the immune system

August 8th, 2019 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Researchers have discovered the immune system can directly alter populations of certain bacteria in the gut that affect how dietary fats are absorbed An impressive new study from scientists at the University of Utah has described how an impaired immune system can alter the composition of the gut microbiome resulting in metabolic disease and obesity. […]

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