Category Archives: Medical

Gray’s Anatomy

Gray’s Anatomy is an English-language textbook of human anatomy originally written by Henry Gray and illustrated by Henry Vandyke Carter. Earlier editions were called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical and Gray’s Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied, but the book’s name is commonly … Continue reading

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Gut bacteria could be affecting the body’s response to a new type of cancer treatment

Cancer immunotherapy – treatments that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer – has been gaining traction in recent years as a new approach to treating the disease. But one of its major drawbacks is its variability: for some … Continue reading

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Smartphones are revolutionising medicine

Researchers are finding new benefits to smartphone features such as camera and flash, which can help examine and diagnose patien

Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say: “If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone… they all are getting better … Continue reading

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Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars

Whether it’s from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, just about everyone has a scar they wish would just fade away. And while there’s not a whole lot that can … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Cancer

Identifying cancer based on blood samples can be surprisingly challenging. Often, doctors add chemicals to a sample that can make the cancerous cells visible, but that makes the sample impossible to use in other tests. Other techniques identify cancerous cells … Continue reading

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The Silent Disease

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Prick Free Glucose Monitoring for Diabetics

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The future of medical learning

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Scientists have finally figured out how cancer spreads through the bloodstream

In what could be a major step forward in our understanding of how cancer moves around the body, researchers have observed the spread of cancer cells from the initial tumour to the bloodstream. The findings suggest that secondary growths called … Continue reading

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A new invisible film made from healthy corneal cells could restore vision to millions

Scientists in Australia have developed a technique for growing corneal cells on a thin layer of film in the lab, which can then be implanted into the eye to restore vision lost to corneal damage. The method, which has so … Continue reading

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What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?

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Scientists have found one tactic that can change anti-vaccers’ minds

An increasing number of parents these days have concerns about vaccines. And as anyone who’s tried to rationally debunk these concerns with science will be aware, it’s frustratingly hard to change people’s minds, despite the overwhelming amount of evidence backing … Continue reading

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Here’s how diamonds can help scientists to fight cancer

They say diamonds are forever, but while ‘forever’ remains to be seen, they could certainly one day help people fighting cancer live longer lives, thanks to new Australian research. Physicists at the University of Sydney have developed a way of … Continue reading

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DARPA develops a way for humans to produce their own lifesaving vaccines

The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself. Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts the human body’s ability to quickly create antibodies, its main weaponry for fighting disease, say researchers with the Defense … Continue reading

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A new type of bandage will draw out bacteria and speed up healing

Australian researchers are developing a new type of nanofibre mesh bandage that attracts bacteria, and will hopefully help to speed up the healing process. The mesh has already been successfully tested on bacterial colonies and engineered skin models in the … Continue reading

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Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe. A toxin in the sting kills cancer cells without harming normal cells, lab studies suggest. The University of Brazil team say … Continue reading

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Why Are There Dangerous Ingredients In Vaccines?

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UK man receives the world’s first ‘bionic penis’

Surgeons in the UK have implanted an 8-inch (20-cm) ‘bionic penis’ into 43-year-old Mohammed Abad, a Scottish man who lost his own penis and left testicle in a car accident when he was six. And although headlines are calling this a … Continue reading

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Could a digital pen change how we diagnose brain function?

For all of the advances in medical technology, many of the world’s most widely-used diagnostic tools essentially involve just two things: pen and paper. Tests such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) are used … Continue reading

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First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for a 3D-printed pill to be produced. The FDA has previously approved medical devices – including prosthetics – that have been 3D printed. The new drug, … Continue reading

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