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In the future, many diseases may be treated by tiny robots swimming through the bloodstream, delivering drugs. The latest test of these kinds of medical machines comes from researchers at the Max Planck Institute, who took inspiration from white blood cells to create a new micro-robot design that can move against the current of blood flow.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Robot, Rob
I know a thing or two about gout. It's horrible. If you're susceptible to it, eating the wrong food can trigger deposits of uric acid salts to crystallize into spiky pain bombs in your joints. Often, this happens in the big toe, but in my case they seem to center around old injuries in my ankles and knees. The pain is excruciating; three times I've been to the doctor thinking I've somehow broken
New research conducted by a University of Exeter medical school student may have discovered a novel early-stage biomarker for a number of different cancers. The research found subjects with abnormally small red blood cells were twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer as those with normal blood results.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Blood, Diagnosis, University of Exet
In a first-of-its-kind study thousands of people with no history of cancer were screened with a new experimental multi-cancer blood test. Promisingly, the results caught a number of pre-symptomatic early stage cancers, but the test did miss some cancers suggesting it most likely will need to be used in combination with other diagnostic tools.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer,
Human blood can typically only be stored for six weeks. It also needs to be refrigerated, which may be challenging in poor countries or remote locations. A new study, though, could lead to a method of drying blood for long-term room-temperature storage.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of Louisville, Blood, Microfluidic, Storage
In 2017, scientists at Columbia University found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity may play a role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The same team has been working to fill in this timeline of physiological events and uncovered further evidence of how the immune system contributes to the development of the disease, potentially opening up new windows of opportunity for early interventi
One of the serious and enduring side effects of a spinal cord injury can be the gradual development of regular muscle spasms, something that afflicts around 70 percent of sufferers, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen. These scientists may have uncovered an effective new treatment for this side effect in the form of an existing blood pressure medication, which proved capable
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the experimental use of blood from recovered COVID-19 subjects as a treatment for newly infected patients. Known as convalescent plasma therapy, the treatment harks back to the late 19th century, and doctors today are suggesting it may be the stop-gap we need to hold the virus at bay while more complex treatments and vaccines are develo
infectious disease experts hope that testing thousands of blood samples could help shutdown the coronavirus pandemic.  The post researchers say mass blood tests could help combat the coronavirus pandemic appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Developing a simple blood test that can detect all kinds of early-stage cancers is something of a holy grail for many researchers. A huge variety of different blood-based cancer diagnostic methods are currently in development tracking everything from protein biomarkers to circulating tumor DNA. Now a new study led by researchers from UC San Diego is suggesting unique microbial DNA signatures can


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