List/Grid Tag Archives: science

Robot hearts: medicines new frontier

The long read: From bovine valves to electrical motors and 3-D printed hearts, cardiologists are forging ahead with techologies once dismissed as crazy ideas On a cold, bright January ...

People whose ‘brain age’ is older than their real age more likely to die early

Scientists at Imperial College London used MRI scans and algorithms to produce computer-generated brain age and spot risk of dying young Doctors may be able to warn patients if they ...

Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour

Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile ...

Footballers could be at risk of dementia from blows to the head, study suggests

Findings show potential link between repeated sub-concussive head impacts and degenerative disease, although no clear link to football established Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/15/footballers-could-be-at-risk-of-dementia-from-blows-to-the-head-study-suggests

Successful male contraceptive gel trial brings new form of birth control closer

Designed to be a reversible and less invasive form of vasectomy, Vasalgel has been found to work reliably in primates A male contraceptive gel has been found to work reliably in a ...

Sickening, gruelling or frightful: how doctors measure pain | John Walsh

The Long Read: Suffering is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors tell how much it hurts? One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, Ive got this awful ...

Trial finds combination of pancreatic cancer drugs extends survival

Campaigners hail monumental leap forward in treatment of most lethal form of cancer, which kills 8,800 Britons each year Cancer campaigners are hailing a monumental leap forward in ...

Lack of awareness of grape choking hazard puts children at risk, say doctors

Grapes can completely plug a childs airway, with research suggesting they are third most common cause of death in food-related incidents Grapes are the third most common cause of death ...

‘Angelina Jolie effect’ boosted genetic testing rates, study suggests

Actors call for women to seek testing for breast and ovarian cancer mutations raised screening rates but may not have reached those most at risk Angelina Jolies revelation that she ...

Living in space puts Earth in a new light: ‘I’d never seen that shade of blue before’

From watching lightning storms to giving the Vulcan salute over Boston, Nasa astronaut Terry Virts on his 200 days floating through the cosmos The space suit is only a few layers of ...

Ants behave as mini farmers in Fiji study

Ants on the Pacific islands observed carefully sowing and fertilising seeds of at least six types of plant as part of a relationship that reaches back 3m years Ants found in the Pacific ...

A decade of deadlock over Alzheimer’s treatment may be drawing to a close

The next phase of trials for a new Alzheimers drug will answer the real question: are brain plaques the root cause of the disease, or just a symptom? When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed ...
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