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A blood test for breast cancer 5 years before signs
A blood test could detect breast cancer up to five years before any clinical signs of the disease, according to researchers. Cancer cells produce proteins called antigens that trigger the body to make antibodies against them: autoantibodies. Researchers at the University of Nottingham say they are developing a test that identifies the body's immune response to tumour-associated antigens (TAAs), as they are a good indicator of cancer. https://news.sky.com/story/blood-test-could-detect-breast-cancer-five-years-before-clinical-signs-11852901
4th November 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
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Hearts from Stem Cells
Hearts created from stem cells could make transplants obsolete. Australia has developed a human heart using a 3-D process developed by Israeli scientists. The prototype is the size of a rabbit heart with blood vessels, ventricles and chambers. It did not have a heart beat however scientists believe the new heart replacement process will make heart transplants obsolete. https://neweconomy.media/2019/07/22/hearts-created-from-stem-cells-could-make-transplants-obsolete/
1st November 2019 by Madeline 1 Comments
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A replacement for heart transplants
A major breakthrough in technology to develop a human heart using a 3-D-process has been made by Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv University.Scientists developed a human heart about the size of a rabbit’s heart complete with blood vessels, ventricles and chambers and confidence is rising that developing a human heart using a patient’s own cells, is getting closer. https://neweconomy.media/2019/07/22/hearts-created-from-stem-cells-could-make-transplants-obsolete/
30th October 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
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Gut Smart email course for everyday Aussies
Gut health and the gut microbiome (community of bacteria in the gut) are a popular topic in media, lifestyle outlets, research and healthcare arenas. Brisbane-based Microba – world leaders in gut microbiome testing – are providing a free mini course to everyday Australians to boost their knowledge of their resident gut bacteria, what it’s doing, the potential to perform important tasks and the best ways to keep a balanced gut. http://bit.ly/2pUTFws
28th October 2019 by mel 1 Comments
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Improving emotional control to help with eating and gambling disorders
A group of researchers at the eating disorders unit at Bellvitge University hospital in Barcelona has developed a video game with built-in biofeedback that rewards emotional control in relation to anorexia. On a virtual tropical island, gamers enjoy sun and sand before experiencing stormy storms. The application is connected via Bluetooth to a single sensor that transmits heart rate and heart rate variability data heart rate from participants to the device. If participants are able to regulate their reactions and remain calm, their cardiac response is recorded by the sensor that rewards them, dispelling the storm. If they cannot regulate their emotions, the storm intensifies.
19th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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Aussie tech improving rural healthcare
Coviu brings easy digital consultations to rural and regional Australians. The cloud-based healthcare tool makes visiting your doctor possible online. It's a video consultation platform that removes the need for you to be physically present at consultations. There are features like interactive whiteboards and the ability to share images, files and x-rays. As a result, clinicians can easily explain diagnoses and procedures. Coviu is a spinout of CSIRO's Data61, and one of the first companies to receive investment from the Innovation Fund managed by Main Sequence Ventures. https://blog.csiro.au/coviu-aussie-tech-improving-rural-healthcare/
17th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)