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'It's going to create a revolution': how AI is transforming the NHS

It could enable a new way of treating cancer that is faster and a lot less burdensome Antonio Criminisi<p>The tumour is hard to miss on the scan. The size of a golf ball, it sits bold and white on the brain stem, a part of the organ that sends messages back and forth between body and brain. In many …

Cancer

The Wonder Drug That's Free

Medicine is expensive. From family physician visits to consultations with specialists to prescription drugs, long life is a major investment. But what if there was a free wonder drug that warded off everything from dementia and high blood pressure to diabetes and osteoporosis? Well, doctors and …

The Brain

Inflammation: Old drug offers new hope

Understanding exactly how to control inflammation would be a major breakthrough for medicine. New research uncovers vital information about how it …

Medical Research

Link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis confirmed in new study

People with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are more likely to have psychosis, …

Autoimmune Diseases

First 3D-printed human corneas

3D-printing a human cornea (credit: Newcastle University)Scientists at Newcastle University have created a proof-of-concept process to achieve the …

Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain

A recent study demonstrates how the chronic inflammation that characterizes rheumatoid arthritis affects the brain. The results may explain the …

The Brain

Newsletter

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>Metabolite molecules produced by the gut’s microbes activate immune cells in the brain called microglia, which signal to astrocyte …

Neuroscience

How the Brain Plays a Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation

In patients with chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, there has been limited understanding of how this inflammation affects …

Robots are better than doctors at diagnosing some cancers, major study finds

Artificial intelligence is better than doctors at diagnosing some cancers, research has shown.<p>The international study involved machines that were trained to detect signs of skin cancer before being tested against 58 dermatologists.<p>It comes after the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said extra funds …

Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.<p>"I believe there is a solution," he told me without hesitation.<p>"Any type of treatment …

Dementia

The most connected man on Earth shares his thoughts on wearables

What to expect from wearables and health tracking in 2017 and beyond<p>The field of medicine has evolved to shift its focus from disease management to …

How biohackers and DIY cyborgs are setting a new course for technology

We can't wait for the bold future of radical body modification. As we pointed out yesterday, at the forefront of this trend are the biohackers and …

The Real Science Behind the Crazy Night Vision Eyedrops

When I called up the Columbia scientist whose mouse experiments inspired two biohackers to squirt chemicals in their eyes to induce “night vision,” I …

College Students Show How Easy It Is to Use Terrifying Genetic Engineering Technology

The gene drive is quickly becoming one of the most controversial technologies of our time. Its possibilities are at once spectacular and alarming: by …

This Guy Just Injected Himself With a DIY HIV Treatment on Facebook Live

Tristan Roberts sits sandwiched between two men on a couch in a bland DC apartment, with leafy, dusk-lit trees peeking out from the sheer curtains …

Genetic Engineering

Genetically Engineering Yourself Sounds Like a Horrible Idea—But This Guy Is Doing It Anyway

Josiah Zayner took a swig from his beer and squinted into the spotlight. He was already kind of drunk. He also hadn’t bothered to write a speech. …

Genetic Engineering

Should the FDA Ban People From Genetically Engineering Themselves?

In the past few months, the possibility of do-it-yourself genetic engineering has exited the realm of the purely hypothetical. At a conference last …

Genetic Engineering

DARPA Exec Warns Biohackers to 'Think Deeply' About Injecting Untested Treatments

On stage at Body Hacking Con this weekend, DARPA director of biological technologies Justin Sanchez ran through an impressive list of the sort of …

Singularity

This Guy Injected His Dick With Stem Cells to Try to Make It Bigger

Ben Greenfield is a cult figure among fitness fanatics, a guru to the sort of nerds who devote themselves to meticulously monitoring their own …

Clinical Trials

Seeking: Health and Wellness Imaging Technology

This organization is seeking imaging devices and technology that provide information about a user’s health/wellness.<p><b>Background:</b><p>In order to provide …

Boost Your Immunity with Active Meditations

Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say. They followed …

How Editing RNA—Not DNA—Could Cure Disease in the Future

DNA is the code of life, and so advances that allow us to edit that code have unlocked vast potential, from simply editing away the buggy code of …

Genetics

Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Put an End to Daily Insulin Injections for Diabetics

People with type 1 diabetes have to inject insulin daily, and it often results in pain, redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site. But …

Diabetes

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

Wellness

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Tip: Mix This Into Your Food and Lose Fat

Boost insulin sensitivity and fat-burning hormones with this seed.<p>Of course you're feeling blue. You asked for the Super Nintendo Classic for …

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

Flexible ‘electronic skin’ patch provides wearable health monitoring anywhere on the body

New soft electronic stick-on patch collects, analyzes, and diagnoses biosignals and sends data wirelessly to a mobile app. (credit: DGIST)A radical …

A breakthrough new method for 3D-printing living tissues

The 3D droplet bioprinter, developed by the Bayley Research Group at Oxford, producing millimeter-sized tissues (credit: Sam Olof/ Alexander …