Oct 03 2012

Scrambling to treat the cause of blindness

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Scrambling to treat the cause of blindness

Doctors and scientists are scrambling to come up with treatments – from the relatively mundane, like drugs already on the market that might prevent further vision damage, to the seemingly outrageous, like telescopes implanted into the eye.

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Jun 25 2012

Researchers use computer model to probe mysteries of the human immune system

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Researchers use computer model to probe mysteries of the human immune system

A new computational model provides a framework to better understand responses of macrophage cells of the human immune system.

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Jun 22 2012

Proteins linked to brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and PTSD

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Proteins linked to brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and PTSD

The mysterious proteins called prions, which build up in the human brain to cause Alzheimer’s and other dementias, are also linked to post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans and in the brain damage of athletes like football players who have suffered repeated concussions, UCSF researchers report.

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Mar 25 2012

Healthcare apps: which ones work?

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Healthcare apps: which ones work?

One of the broadest efforts to assess healthcare apps strategies is being made at the Johns Hopkins University, which has 49 official studies underway as part of its Global mHealth Initiative.

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