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Oxytocin Possibly Linked to Monogamy

Oxytocin has long been known as a hormone for love. This is because this hormone has an effect on how social bonds are formed and retained. In a related study, scientists have uncovered that there’s a possibility that this same hormone might be directly linked to monogamy: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269365.php The study was done by a team […]

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New Therapeutic Target for Huntington’s Disease Discovered

One of the most feared neurodegenerative disorders known is Huntington’s disease. So far, there is no cure discovered for this health problem that causes the decline of brain functions such as movement, behavior, and mental function. However, a new study provides hope for a cure as it has discovered a new therapeutic target for this […]

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Brain Cancer Detection – New, Non-Invasive Approach

Current diagnostic procedures for brain cancer are accurate. However, they involve numerous steps and require the use of several medical devices. Scientific experts from the United Kingdom have developed a way to simplify the process of brain cancer detection. By merely taking blood samples and utilizing both infrared and biomarker technologies, they can easily determine […]

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Scanning Children’s Livers – Novel Non-Radioactive Approach

A team of healthcare specialists from London is currently evaluating a novel means of detecting liver tumor in children. While conventional computed tomography (CT) does suffice for tumor detection in terms of accuracy, it does not provide the necessary level of safety. After all, it does rely on radiation. The breakthrough detection device makes use […]

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A Hearing-Technology Revolution

Patients who find it difficult to hear are able to live better lives due to modern hearing technology. However, when faced with the need to talk with someone in a place filled with background noise, hearing-aid users barely understand anything. The good news is that the experts from the Ohio State University have solved this […]

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Improving Bone Grafts – a Sea Coral Discovery

Compatibility and biodegradability are two very important factors for the success of bone graft procedures. In those aspects, the current sea-coral-derived material used to initiate bone regeneration is still far from perfect. The good news is that a regenerative-medicine expert from the Swansea University managed to develop a superior coral-based bone substitute – a fusion […]

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Retrograde Gene Therapy – Avoiding Heart Transplant, Now Possible

Ernie Lively, a retired actor, successfully underwent a procedure that could heal his heart – retrograde gene therapy. If he were not able to undergo the newly developed procedure, then he would have suffered the same fate as those diagnosed with continuous heart degradation. In other words, he would have merely waited for the time […]

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Nerve-Related Disability – a Future Solution

A team of scientists from Australia has discovered a way to encourage nerve regeneration. Unlike grafts, the proposed solution should also work on the most serious cases – entire limbs rendered useless by disastrous injuries, for example. Using a polymer bridge (containing all the needed growth factors) to connect the two ends of severed nerves, […]

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Knee Replacement Surgery Helps Women

It may be unknown to many, but knee surgery actually improves lives, according to the fellows from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. Women burdened with sprains, dislocations, fractures and other knee injuries, as well as those with serious conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis shouldn’t refuse to avail proper treatment. […]

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Diabetes Symptoms Appear to Be Not Related to Alzheimer Symptoms

Insulin resistance or glucose intolerance appears to be not related to the pathological characteristics of Alzheimer disease (AD). That is according to the JAMA Neurology in a report they recently published online. In the same report, insulin resistance or glucose intolerance have not been shown to be associated to the accumulation of β-amyloid (Αβ) in […]

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