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    The Surprising Ways Social Media Is Making Us Healthier

    Original @ Singularity Hub When you go to the doctor or the hospital and get your vitals checked, it’s safe to assume they’re recorded and processed as data. The same goes for your weight, imaging procedures like X-rays or MRIs, and any other routine or non-routine tests you undergo—it’s all part of the bigger picture of your health, and […] [...]

    Mouse study shows human protein greatly boosts sepsis survival rate

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis, the body’s extreme and uncontrolled immune response to an infection. [...]

    Mouse study shows human protein greatly boosts sepsis survival rate

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis, the body’s extreme and uncontrolled immune response to an infection. [...]

    Chemists discover a surprising effect of a well-known leukemia drug

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers from RUDN University and Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have identified an alternative mechanism for the effective antitumor drug—an enzyme called L-asparaginase. Some isoenzymes of L-asparaginase block the growth of telomeres (regions of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome) on DNA molecules, and this limits the number of divisions of a cancer cell. This effect is reported in the Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. [...]

    The Dream of Regenerating the Body With Stem Cells Is Alive and Well

    Original @ Singularity Hub To Bob Hariri, the body is a machine. Hariri is a surgeon, entrepreneur, and biomedical scientist. But perhaps it’s his time flying jets that most strongly lends itself to such thinking. “I’ve been flying longer than anything I’ve done in my life,” Hariri said in an interview with Peter Diamandis this week at Singularity University’s […] [...]

    Super-resolution photoacoustic imaging could allow scientists to watch blood vessels with improved resolution

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers have reported an approach to photoacoustic imaging that offers vastly improved resolution, setting the stage for detailed in vivo imaging of deep tissue. The technique is based on computational improvements, so it can be performed with exis… [...]

    Biomedical engineer finds how brain encodes sounds

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories When you are out in the woods and hear a cracking sound, your brain needs to process quickly whether the sound is coming from, say, a bear or a chipmunk. In new research published in PLoS Biology, a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. L… [...]

    How to build better silk

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering Reconstituted silk can be several times stronger than the natural fiber and made in different forms. [...]

    Scanner or sandcastle? Making MRIs easy for kids

    Original @ Science-technology & Health Staff in Yale Medicine’s Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging make getting an MRI a fun and fear-free experience for children. [...]

    Promising new drug for hepatitis B tested

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Research at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) on the campus of Texas Biomedical Research Institute helped advance a new treatment now in human trials for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Testing at SNPRC provided proof th… [...]