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Mapping more genomes will create a healthcare 'big data revolution'

Posted on 01/08 21:54 in More | 0

There are around 100 trillion cells in the human body, each one containing three billion base pairs of DNA.Among its successes are decoding the Sars virus and creating the first detection kit; sequencing the first ancient human's genome; and serving as a key sequencing centre in the 1000 Genomes Project.

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Why red wine is good for your microbiome

Posted on 01/16 19:46 in More | 0

After experiencing a "major health event" at the top of a mountain, Tim Spector decided to investigate his diet.He's also chair of the British Gut microbiome project.

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Air pollution: Exercise outweigh the damages of dirty air ()

Posted on 04/15 07:25 in More | 0

A University of Cambridge study, published in Preventative Medicine, has found that the benefits of regular exercise can often be so high that they even outweigh the negative impact of air pollution.Nearly 10,000 deaths a year in London are blamed on air pollution, and EU pollution levels are frequently breached.

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WIRED Health 2016 startup stage: surgical and psychological marvels

Posted on 04/21 13:58 in More | 0

For all our coverage from the event, head over to our WIRED Health hub.The Bupa Startup Stage at WIRED Health 2016 showcased entrepreneurs and innovators at the cutting edge of medicine and health.

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WIRED Health 2016 startup stage: algorithms and data llectors

Posted on 04/23 06:39 in More | 0

WIRED Health is our annual exploration of the ever-changing world of healthcare, featuring leading technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators in sectors from robotics to virtual reality.For all our coverage from the event, head over to our WIRED Health hub.

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WIRED Health 2016 startup stage: changing healthcare with an app

Posted on 04/23 08:29 in More | 0

WIRED Health is our annual exploration of the ever-changing world of healthcare, featuring leading technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators in sectors from robotics to virtual reality.The Bupa Startup Stage at WIRED Health 2016 showcased entrepreneurs and innovators at the cutting edge of medicine and health.

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5 Healthy(ish) Snacks to Enjoy While Gaming

Posted on 08/23 01:17 in More | 0

In today's gaming culture, I think that's mostly a meme at this point.Here's a list of my top picks for a "healthy" snack while gaming.

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Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers

Posted on 09/07 18:42 in Shows | 0

More importantly, they found evidence that these nanoparticles were taken up from air polluted by industrial processes.However, these particles differ in structure from those we know are released industrial combustion processes, which tend to release magnetite as perfect spheres called high-temperature magnetite nanospheres.

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How the sugar industry bought out scientists for decades, and how to stop it from happening again

Posted on 09/13 16:54 in Shows | 0

” They found a group of Harvard nutrition scientists who would take their money, and started making plans.Complete with a codename, Project 226 was designed to protect the interests of the sugar industry by “recapturing” the 20% of American calorie intake they expected to lose once this whole sugar-isn’t-great-for-your-heart thing percolated through into public awareness.

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Expert panel to Washington: Here’s how we cure cancer

Posted on 09/13 20:15 in Shows | 0

A panel of cancer experts has released its list of recommendations for the government’s big Cancer Moonshot program, a bid to bring the success of the Silicon Valley model to bear on cancer, the emperor of all maladies.This moonshot project, officially referred to as The Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot, was originally going to be priced at a cool billion dollars, but in the time since cancer authorities have asked for about $650 million.

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Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead

Posted on 10/06 21:33 in Shows | 0

Embattled medical testing firm Theranos has made the decision to get out of the laboratory testing industry.This is a major reversal for the company, following government scrutiny that resulted in a 2-year ban on CEO Elizabeth Holmes running a laboratory.

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Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens

Posted on 10/20 17:20 in Shows | 0

For people with severe allergies, having a ready supply of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) can be the difference between a mild inconvenience and death.Scientists are close to developing an epinephrine pill.

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Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked

Posted on 10/24 23:13 in Shows | 0

Now a security firm says that a connected implantable cardiac device made by Minnesota-based healthcare company St.An investment firm called Muddy Waters started warning about the safety of St.

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Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes

Posted on 11/11 16:29 in Shows | 0

Breathalyzers to detect alcohol intoxication have existed for years, as the relationship between blood-alcohol content and alcohol in the breath is well understood.A team of researchers from Oxford University have succeeded in building a device that can flag patients as diabetic without the need for a blood test.

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Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery

Posted on 11/15 16:30 in Shows | 0

In theory, superparamagnetic particles can be ideal for drug delivery because an external magnetic field could essentially drag them around the body.The development of larger superparamagnetic crystals could allow doctors to create special crystals for drug delivery.

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MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial

Posted on 12/01 23:34 in Shows | 0

And it’s true that the brain changes in response to drug use.In light of what we know, the FDA has just made a controversial decision to greenlight a Phase III clinical trial, using MDMA to treat PTSD.

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