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Lung cancer breathalyzer to be trialed at UK pharmacies

Lung cancer breathalyzer to be trialed at UK pharmacies | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

With lung cancer survival rates greatly improved by early detection, we've seen a number of efforts to develop a better way to detect the disease in its early stages. So-called lung cancer breathalyzers are one technology being developed by a number of research teams, including one from the University of Huddersfield in the UK, which plans to trial a breathalyzer device in pharmacies.

 

The project to develop the device, which is taking place over three years, involves researching a lung cancer "biomarker signature" that is detectable in breath. Previous studies have already shown that carbon-based sensors embedded with gold nanoparticles and even dogs can detect chemicals in the breath indicating the presence of the disease in the lungs.

 

 


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Researchers unlock how vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis

Researchers unlock how vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it
Vitamin D may block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why the so-called 'sunshine vitamin' may prevent or ease symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new...

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New artificial cartilage mimics strength and suppleness of native cartilage | KurzweilAI

New artificial cartilage mimics strength and suppleness of native cartilage | KurzweilAI | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

A Duke research team has developed a better synthetic replacement cartilage in joints that mimics both the strength and suppleness of native cartilage.

 

An article by lead authors Farshid Guilak, a professor of orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering, and Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, appears today, Dec. 17 in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

 

 


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smartCARD lets users check their cholesterol via an iPhone

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lthough a lot of people are concerned about monitoring their cholesterol levels, probably not many of those people want to head off to a clinic or use an expensive, complicated device to get those levels tested every few days. Soon, however, they may not have to. Scientists from Cornell University have developed a gadget called the smartCARD, that allows users to easily check their own cholesterol using their iPhone.

 

The smartCARD (smartphone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics) attaches over top of the phone's camera, and has a slot in it which receives a standard test strip.

 

 


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Lung cancer breathalyzer to be trialed at UK pharmacies

Lung cancer breathalyzer to be trialed at UK pharmacies | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

With lung cancer survival rates greatly improved by early detection, we've seen a number of efforts to develop a better way to detect the disease in its early stages. So-called lung cancer breathalyzers are one technology being developed by a number of research teams, including one from the University of Huddersfield in the UK, which plans to trial a breathalyzer device in pharmacies.

 

The project to develop the device, which is taking place over three years, involves researching a lung cancer "biomarker signature" that is detectable in breath. Previous studies have already shown that carbon-based sensors embedded with gold nanoparticles and even dogs can detect chemicals in the breath indicating the presence of the disease in the lungs.

 

 


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In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine

In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Tanner Martin, 17, developed excruciating back pain last year, he was sure he needed an X-ray to find out what was wrong.

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Researcher sending stem cells into space to observe rate of growth

Researcher sending stem cells into space to observe rate of growth | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

A drawback for the use of stem cells in medical treatment is their limited supply due to slow rate of growth in conventional laboratories. Dr Abba Zubair of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida believes this problem could be overcome and stem cell generation sped up by conducting the process in space. He will now have the opportunity to put his hypothesis to the test, courtesy of a US$30,000 grant that will see Zubair send human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS) to observe whether they do in fact grow at a greater rate than on terra firma.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, experiments conducted on Earth using microgravity (replication of gravitational field about 250 miles (402.3 km) from Earth’s surface) have shown that these conditions are more conducive to stem cell growth than conventional laboratories.

 

 


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Top Science: NutraIngredients reveals top 10 science stories of 2013

Top Science: NutraIngredients reveals top 10 science stories of 2013 | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it
From the fallout over a controversial omega-3 link to cancer, to links between gut microbes and autism, and so much in between - it’s been a busy year for research in the functional food and nutrition arena...

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Insulin "capsules" may ultimately replace daily injections for diabetics

Insulin "capsules" may ultimately replace daily injections for diabetics | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it
Help could be on the way for the hundreds of millions of diabetics who are tired of giving themselves daily insulin injections. Scientists from India's Nati...

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Wear takes a fashionable approach to hearing aids

Wear takes a fashionable approach to hearing aids | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

From hiding hearing aids in your mouth to having them built-in to the arms of your glasses, we have seen some innovative efforts to assist those with hearing difficulties in recent years. With these unobtrusive technologies available, you might think that wearing a hearing aid around your neck would be the least desirable of options. Yet the team behind Wear believe that by favoring comfort and aesthetics over discretion, it may have conceived a viable alternative.

 

Wear looks like a regular necklace, but features a built-in high-fidelity analog microphone array that is designed to capture conversations in noisy environments and filter out unwanted noise. Sound is then relayed to the ears via any pair of 3.5 mm headphones with the user able to control the volume by a knob on the device.

 

 


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Edible Batteries Could Power a Range of Smart Pills and Medical Devices

Edible Batteries Could Power a Range of Smart Pills and Medical Devices | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

How can we safely power electronic technology inside the body? A number of researchers are aggressively seeking answers to that question. For instance, Singularity Hub has covered an electronic pill that, when activated by stomach acid, generates enough power to signal an external device that then registers that the pill has been taken.

 

 


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Multivitamin and mineral use and breast cancer mortality in older women with invasive breast cancer in the women’s health initiative - Springer

Multivitamin and mineral use and breast cancer mortality in older women with invasive breast cancer in the women’s health initiative - Springer | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

Postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer using MVM (multi-vitamins with minerals) had lower breast cancer mortality than non-users. The results suggest a possible role for daily MVM use in attenuating breast cancer mortality in women with invasive breast cancer but the findings require confirmation.


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Map Tour

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Map Tour template enable ArcGIS user to create place-based narrative combining images, text, and a map through an interactive editing tool.

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette

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Five-fold lifespan extension in C. Elegans by combining mutants | KurzweilAI

Five-fold lifespan extension in C. Elegans by combining mutants | KurzweilAI | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

New research published published online in Cell Reports on December 12, 2013 (open access) with the nematode C. elegans suggests that combining mutants can lead to radical lifespan extension.

 

Scientists at the Buck Institute combined mutations in two pathways well known for lifespan extension and report a synergistic five-fold extension of longevity — these worms lived to the human equivalent of 400 to 500 years — introducing the possibility of combination therapy for aging and the maladies associated with it.

 

 


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Cells taken from the retina are inkjet-printed for the first time | KurzweilAI

Cells taken from the retina are inkjet-printed for the first time | KurzweilAI | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

UK researchers have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print ganglion cells and glial cells taken from the eye for the very first time.

 

The breakthrough could lead to the production of artificial tissue grafts made from the variety of cells found in the human retina and may aid in the search to cure blindness.

 

 


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Microprinting low-cost artificial cells | KurzweilAI

Microprinting low-cost artificial cells | KurzweilAI | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it
Schematic representation of production of arrays of controlled-size artificial cells by combining hydrogel stamping and electroformation techniques Easily

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A new — and reversible — cause of aging | KurzweilAI

A new — and reversible — cause of aging | KurzweilAI | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible: a series of molecular events that enable communication inside cells between the nucleus and mitochondria.

 

As communication breaks down, aging accelerates. By administering a molecule naturally produced by the human body, scientists restored the communication network in older mice. Subsequent tissue samples showed key biological hallmarks that were comparable to those of much younger animals.

 

“The aging process we discovered is like a married couple — when they are young, they communicate well, but over time, living in close quarters for many years, communication breaks down,” said Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics David Sinclair, senior author on the study. “And just like with a couple, restoring communication solved the problem.”

 

 


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Effects of high-protein diets on fat-free mass and muscle protein synthesis following weight loss: a randomized controlled trial

The authors of this study "determined that consuming dietary protein at levels exceeding the RDA may protect fat-free mass during short-term weight loss."


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Emphasize plant proteins (tofu, miso, lentils, nuts)Avoid whole milk and eggsEat more fishVegetarians should focus on variety for amino acid balance

 

Read more nutrition recommendations:

http://www.rayandterry.com/blog/step-4-nutrition/

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Ask Ray | Supplement study quoted in The Wall Street Journal is misleading | KurzweilAI

Ask Ray | Supplement study quoted in The Wall Street Journal is misleading | KurzweilAI | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

 

Dear readers, I read this recent article: The Wall Street Journal | Multivitamins found to have little benefit --- no effect seen in preventing cognitive

 


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Laura E. Mirian, PhD's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:15 AM

GMO foods do not provide the vitamins and minerals we need to be healthy which is why we need supplements. 

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Delicate Eye Cells Are Latest to Be 3D-Printed

Delicate Eye Cells Are Latest to Be 3D-Printed | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

Blindness might just be the first major disability to disappear, at least if our high-tech future takes more a utopian than dystopian bent. A bionic eye is already on the market in the United States, and stem cell therapy has been shown to restore sight in mice. Now British scientists have successfully printed retinal cells.

 

Researchers have used 3D printing — an essential part of the effort to produce viable tissue and organs to replace what is damaged — with body cells before, but the process is more successful with some types of cells than others.

 

 


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Portable scanner designed to make eye exams quicker and easier

Portable scanner designed to make eye exams quicker and easier | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

If you're like a lot of people, you don't make an annual trip to the ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked ... and you really ought to, in order to catch any problems before it's too late. If it were possible to get them checked at a regular doctor's office or clinic, though, perhaps you might do so more often. That's one of the reasons that a team at MIT have designed a new hand-held retinal scanner, that can quickly and easily be used anywhere.

 

Ordinarily, eye exams are carried out using relatively large instruments that are permanently located in an optometrist or ophthalmologist's office. The portable prototype MIT device, by contrast, is about the size of a consumer camcorder. It can "read" a patient's eye in seconds, using a single measurement to look for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

 

 


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Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging.

 

Up until recently, health and medicine was basically a hit or miss affair. We would discover interventions such as drugs that had benefits, but also many side effects. Until recently, we did not have the means to actually design interventions on computers.

 

All of that has now changed, and will dramatically change clinical practice by the early 2020s.

 

 


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Researchers, Startups Hope One Drop of Blood Could Diagnose All Types of Cancer

Researchers, Startups Hope One Drop of Blood Could Diagnose All Types of Cancer | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it

As genetics reveals the incredible diversity among cancer cells, researchers have largely given up pursuing a silver bullet to cure all types of cancer. Instead, many have begun searching for the next-best thing: a silver bullet test to diagnose all cancers. The test would look for markers of cancer in the patient’s blood, where the process of tumor-making leaves a trail that can often be picked up before tumors are big enough to spot.

 

And early diagnosis makes a big difference in survival rates. When cancer is found in Stage 0, as it’s just getting started, or in Stage 1, it kills only 10 percent of patients, regardless of what type of cancer it is, for the most part. Many of the cancers we know as the deadliest are so known because they are rarely found in earlier stages.

 

 


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Genomic Studies Sift Centenarian DNA for Genes Protecting Against Age-Related Diseases

Genomic Studies Sift Centenarian DNA for Genes Protecting Against Age-Related Diseases | blooms taxonomy | Scoop.it
Occasionally, you hear tell of a hale hundred-year-old who drank and smoked her way through life—or the reverse, a health nut who tragically fell prey to a killer disease at 40.

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