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Not everyone has a green thumb, which is why we've seen a number of smart pots designed to make plant-care easier. One of the latest systems, known as Pico, consists of multiple mini-pots that can be electrically linked together.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Indiegogo, Plants
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) is a common and quite dangerous hospital infection that’s resistant to many drugs. Now, researchers at New York University have developed a new treatment path that targets not the bacteria itself, but the toxins they produce. Tests on mice have proved promising so far.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Superbugs, Bacteria, Antibiotic
While there are ways to alleviate some symptoms, there is currently no way to prevent or cure Parkinson’s disease, so the prospect of a one-off treatment that completely eliminates it is certainly an exciting one. While such a therapy remains a while off, scientists have demonstrated an exciting proof of concept in mice, whereby inhibiting a single gene as a one-time treatment eradicated the dise
If there's one place where you don't want viruses or harmful bacteria to be present, it's in hospitals, where people are already vulnerable. A new process could help, by allowing aluminum surfaces in such buildings to kill the bugs.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Queensland University of Technology, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Viruses and Bacteria, Aluminum, New Atlas Audio
In a new clinical trial, a six-day-old baby in Japan has received the world’s first successful transplant of new liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells. The “bridge treatment” kept the infant healthy until old enough to receive a liver transplant, demonstrating a breakthrough for treating certain life-threatening conditions.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Liver disease, Cel
New research from an international team of scientists has found an old drug, used for over half a century to treat alcoholism, could be repurposed as a useful anti-obesity medication. The animal study saw the drug prevent obesity and improve metabolic health in mice fed a high-fat diet.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Obesity, metabolism, Alcohol, Inflammatory, U.S. National Institutes of H
Viruses are getting a pretty bad rap lately, but they’re not always our enemy. In a new study led by the University of Verona, researchers have used plant viruses to make new nanoparticles that show promise in mice for treating autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Plants, Virus, John Innes Centre, Diabetes, Arthritis, Rh
Assessing the severity of brain injuries in people showing little or no signs of awareness can be a tall order for physicians. A study out of the University of Cambridge has uncovered a possible new tool that could offer a clearer picture and improved treatment plans for these patients, with an inexpensive “sniff test” demonstrating the potential to predict those that will go on to regain conscio
A new study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes the successful results of animal studies testing a novel experimental peptide designed to inhibit the receptors responsible for chronic neuropathic pain. The University of Copenhagen-led research is now moving towards the first human trials for this new kind of chronic pain treatment.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Pain
While there are drugs that help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in the joints, those medications can have unpleasant side effects in other parts of the body. An experimental new light-based system, however, is being designed to change that.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of North Carolina, Rheumatoid arthritis, Laser, Drug delivery is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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