Carl Ubana

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Scientists Find a Way to Block HIV from Infecting Healthy Cells

Reporting in the journal <i>Nature</i>, scientists describe a new way to potentially block HIV from infiltrating healthy cells. Such interference is key to …

Scanadu’s New Pee Stick Puts The Medical Lab On Your Smartphone

Health tech startup Scanadu is working on the cutting-edge of a new type of medical technology that could one day put the hospital in the palm of our hands.<p>It just started shipping its first product Scout, a device that can detect your temperature, blood pressure and other biological phenomenon and …

Lab-made blood cells may curb brain cancer

Mouse study suggests it's possible to use the immune system to hunt glioblastoma<p>Teaching T cells to hunt cancer has spurred remissions in two kinds of leukemia. A new study suggests the technique may also work to treat glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.<p>Today's study, published in <i>Science</i> …

This Computer Program Can Tell Whether You’ve Taken A Placebo

Even when you can’t<p>What’s the difference between a working painkiller and a placebo? Well, you can see it in people’s brains. Brain and pain researchers in the U.K. and U.S. report they’ve developed a prototype algorithm that is able to tell whether a patient took a working analgesic versus a …

Medicine

Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull

When a Dutch woman with a rare condition needed a new skull, surgeons 3D-printed one for her and put it on her brain like a cap.<p>An entire human cranium can now be added to the growing list of 3D-printed body parts that includes a fingertip, a hand, prosthetic eyes, arms, a jaw, and even a new foot …

How to Take Fewer Prescription Drugs

The most startling statistics I've seen in recent months came from Mayo Clinic researchers last June, who reported that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. More than half take at least two prescriptions. Twenty percent take five or more.<p>Since this was published, I've …