Roshni Patel

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Gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to treat humans for the first time

The controversial gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to create custom blood cells that hunt cancer — its first use to treat humans. A study at the University of Pennsylvania received an initial approval from the ethical gatekeepers at the National Institutes of Health this week, the …

New Smart Sleeve Captures Heart Rate, ECG, Activity Tracking

Winnipeg, Canada-based Komodo Technologies, Inc. today announces the first compression smart sleeves available to consumers that allow for activity …

Fitness Technology

Could Depression Be an Allergic Reaction?

Most people are still locked into the theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain — a shortage of feel-good …

Urinary Tract Infection

Embryos with abnormalities in initial stages of pregnancy may grow into healthy babies

Abnormal cells in the early embryo are not necessarily a sign that a baby will be born with a birth defect such as Down's syndrome, suggests new …

8 unnecessary medical tests and procedures you keep getting

When it comes to your health, your stance may be that "more" is better—more tests, more doctor visits, more vigilance. But in certain cases, less is the way to go. Not only can excessive or unwarranted testing lead to a chain reaction of follow-up tests, unnecessary medications, or avoidable …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

This Virtual Reality Slaughterhouse Could Turn You Vegetarian

A simulated factory farm tour from animal welfare group Animal Equality is traveling the UK to test the meat-eating resolve of anyone willing to strap on the goggles.<p>Bleeding animal carcasses, piglets torn from their mothers, and the harrowing squeals of pigs being led to slaughter could be coming …

British woman becomes one of the first cancer patients to be injected with new tumour-destroying vaccine

A young British woman has become one of the first cancer patients to be injected with a new vaccine designed to stimulate the immune system so that …

Immunotherapy

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

BMI Is A Terrible Measure Of Health

But we keep using it anyway.<p>If you want to know whether you may be overweight, you’ve likely confronted your BMI, or body mass index, to see where …

Man has 3D-printed vertebrae implanted in world-first surgery

While we still don't have a 3D printer in every home, use of the technology in medicine is becoming increasingly vital. 3D-printed implants made to …

Tumors

Reflecting on medicine

Having medical students write about their experiences is a technique that has been used for decades to produce doctors with more empathy and …

Medical Technology

Indian doctors may be hit by new visa rules in UK

Indian doctors in the United Kingdom (UK) may find it difficult to apply for jobs under the proposed changes to the country's visa regime with plans …

Researchers are training dogs and rats to sniff out disease — sometimes before modern medicine can diagnose it

After being gently dropped into the chamber, Charles aims his long snout towards the first of a series of ten sliding metal plates in the chamber's base.<p>A technician swiftly opens it, revealing a small hole. Charles sniffs at it… and moves on. The hole is re-closed, and there's a clink of metal as …

Six Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

If you are like me, and you’ve watched more food documentaries than you can count, and you know about some of the health benefits of switching to a …

Zika virus: Brazilian scientists decipher its genome, agency says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Brazilian scientists in Rio de Janeiro have obtained the genome sequence of the Zika virus and found the disease is indeed related to the incidence of microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads and impaired cognition, that country's official news agency said Saturday.<p>The …

How to resolve the junior doctor dispute

Posted on February 18, 2016May 12, 2016<p>Last week, Jeremy Hunt finally went nuclear. After weeks of increasingly martial language, he announced to the …

What is a 7 day NHS and what will it cost?

There is an excellent analysis on the BBC here http://bbc.in/21a1u9n<p>The basic points are as follows.<p>The government want a 7 day NHS but will not …

New NHS blood test which detects inherited heart conditions could help thousands of Brits

The NHS is expected to roll out new genetic test for inherited heart conditions.<p>The test – which picks up more problems than current ones – looks at …

I'll take the Junior Doctor fight to Westminster

As someone who is proud to describe themselves as a Junior Doctor in our NHS I have seen first-hand the effect this Government’s policies are having …

Can Your Diet Change Your Genes?

What you eat may actually affect your genes, for better or for worse<p>You can probably remember your mom saying "you are what you eat," but according …

Why brains are beautiful

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1226000/1226837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684314_85df5566022d622033cdc651932579ed<p><b>When I picked up the human brain in my hands, several things ran through my mind. My immediate concern was I might drop it or that it would fall</b> …

Why brains and airports have a lot in common

<b>Brains are beautiful. I know not everybody will instinctively think of them in that way.</b><p>But when you look a bit more deeply at the way brains are wired up, by a complex network of connections between different cells or regions, they look beautiful to me<p>In my research we mostly use brain scanning to …

AstraZeneca wins EU approval for gout drug

AstraZeneca has been granted approval to sell a gout treatment in Europe that could help millions of people who suffer from the disease every year.<p>EU regulators gave the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals company the go-ahead to market lesinurad, under the brand name Zurampic, across the region.<p>It comes …

Biomedicine

This test is changing the way depression is treated

Many Americans suffer from depression at some point in their lives. The seriousness of the disease (untreated, it’s a top cause of suicides) is a …

Why doctors choose to die differently

<b>(CNN) —</b> Snow was falling. He sat wrapped in a blanket on the edge of the couch, watching intently out the window. Large flurries lazily made their way down from gray skies. In North Carolina, this was a rare sight.<p>I stood next to his husband. His body had a musty, sick smell of unwashed hair and …

Why the NHS Student Walkout Matters

From the lecture theatres to the hospital wards, thousands of students will be walking out today in a fight to save our NHS.<p>The action, led …

If you’re pro-science, you should be pro-Europe

As Cambridge launches its own grassroots campaign to keep Britain in the EU, its former MP, Julian Huppert, explains why science and innovation are crucial to the pro-European cause.<p>Today sees the launch of Cambridge for Europe, a grassroots organisation to promote the benefits of EU membership in …

University of Cambridge

It's official: University of Cambridge to introduce admission tests

The University of Cambridge has told schools today it will introduce a “common format” admissions test.<p>Pupils applying to the university for 2017 …