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A new artificial intelligence (AI) app developed by researchers from Africa's Bioversity International led by Michael Selvaraj allows banana farmers to identify and combat outbreaks of pests and diseases. Designed to be used with a smartphone, both on and offline, it's claimed to operate with an average success rate of 90 percent... Continue Reading AI mobile app to tackle banana disease a
A new study is building on the growing association between the liver and Alzheimer's disease. Suggesting a correlation between blood-based liver function biomarkers and several neurological signs of Alzheimer's, the research hypothesizes the neurodegenerative disease has broader metabolic effects in organs other than the brain... Continue Reading Association between liver dysfunction and A
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer in the world – and it turns out we might have a two million year old ancestor to blame. Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have pinpointed a single gene that ancient ancestors lost, which appears to have predisposed us as a species towards higher rates of atherosclerosis than other apes and mammals... Continue Read
Also known as the "caveman diet," the increasingly-popular paleo diet is claimed to be good for weight loss, gut health, blood pressure control, and other factors. According to new research, however, it may also boost the risk of heart disease... Continue Reading Paleo diet may increase risk of heart disease Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Diet Edith Cowan University
Scientists have discovered a new autoimmune disease that is specifically triggered by testicular cancer. Utilizing a newly developed diagnostic tool, the research revealed how the cancer can cause the immune system to target the brain, bringing on severe neurodegenerative disease... Continue Reading Discovery of new autoimmune disease triggered by testicular cancer Category: Medical Tags
Following on from an incredible recent Yale University study, examining the metabolic relationship between hundreds of common medications and different gut bacterial species, a new study has offered the first rigorous description of how a single bacterial species can specifically disrupt the efficacy of a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease... Continue Reading Rigorous study explains ho
The World Health Organization has officially recognized 'gaming disorder' as a disease, meaning it will be included in the 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases. ...
An exciting new study from the University of Cambridge is demonstrating how a novel virtual reality navigation test can better predict which patients are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease compared to other currently used "gold standard" cognitive tests... Continue Reading How virtual reality can help diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease Category: Medical Tags: Alzheimer'
A new gene therapy treatment for pediatric patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The single dose treatment, designed to correct a gene mutation causing the rare disease, has been priced at US$2.1 million by pharmaceutical company Novartis, making it the most expensive drug in the world to date... Continue Reading One-off gen
We've already heard that eating walnuts may assist people in losing weight. Well, that's not all that they're potentially good for. A new study suggests that consuming the nuts might also help people at risk of heart disease to lower their blood pressure... Continue Reading Eating walnuts may reduce heart disease risk, by lowering blood pressure Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:


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