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The results of a year-long trial led by researchers at UT Southwestern have homed in on how aerobic exercise can improve memory in older subjects with mild cognitive impairment. The findings suggest it is never too late to start exercising as aerobic activity improves blood flow to regions of the brain associated with memory.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Alzheim
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
Los Angeles-based Cuff Studio is presenting a collection of furniture and lighting as part of the VDF x Sight Unseen collaboration, which balances angular, architectural shapes with playful, feminine touches. Read more
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,
designed by M-Rad, the mobile testing units are constructed of antimicrobial copper. The post these mobile COVID-19 testing stations for LA can be repurposed to serve the homeless appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
For years we have witnessed Boston Dynamics develop increasingly sophisticated robots, and while they are undoubtedly impressive engineering marvels, the question of what could they be used for was often raised. Now, the company has revealed its Spot robot is being deployed in hospitals to protect frontline healthcare workers from COVID-19.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Bosto
the boston dynamics spot robot dog has learnt a new trick by remotely treating COVID-19 patients. The post boston dynamics spot robot dog helps doctors treat COVID-19 patients appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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


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