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MS treatment may center around a problematic protein

Although a cure for multiple sclerosis isn't necessarily right around the corner, we may at least be getting closer to one. Scientists at Canada's …

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin D Deficiency

1 of 16<p>Vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune disorders<p>Credit: iStock<p>A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and …

Cancer-killing hydrogel stays in place until the job is done

The cure for cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune system. The trick is to give it a boost to find and destroy those rogue …

Wireless patch poised to streamline emergency rooms

In order to have their vital signs continuously monitored, patients in emergency rooms have to be hooked up to a variety of sensors – this makes it …

If you've got knee pain, GAE may be the way to go

Among other things, osteoarthritis can cause intense knee pain. There may be hope for people who want to avoid open surgery, however, in the form of …

"Game-changing" synthesized antibiotic successfully treats infections for the first time

Back in 2015, a team of scientists discovered an exciting new antibiotic called teixobactin. Now an international team of researchers has, for the …

Anti-Alzheimer's antibodies clean out brain plaques in mice

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have tested a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's. In mice tests, the team has …

Newly discovered metabolic mechanism could be an off-switch for inflammation

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a new metabolic process involved in the immune system's inflammatory processes. The discovery …

Scientists developing a possible treatment for hearing loss

There may be new hope for people who are losing their hearing, thanks to research being conducted by scientists from the University of Southern …

Hearing Loss

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man's heart

After Yale doctors replaced a major blood vessel in a 76-year-old man's heart, his chest became infected with bacteria.<p>The usual solution would be to …

A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report

Scientists have developed a brain implant that noticeably boosted memory in its first serious test run, perhaps offering a promising new strategy to treat dementia, traumatic brain injuries and other conditions that damage memory.<p>The device works like a pacemaker, sending electrical pulses to aid …

The Brain

Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment

<i>Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture's emerging tech division. She is also</i> …

Blockchain

Life lessons: what I’ve learned about… raising investment for a start-up

I am the founder of Secret Spa, which aims to connect customers with elite beauty and wellness professionals, disrupting the UK’s salon industry with a seamless booking app. Raising investment for a start-up in a female-focused industry remains a challenge: the reality is that the majority of …

5 Essential Insurance Policies for Start-Up Companies

Start-ups play a fundamental role in the growth of an economy and at Towergate we enjoy working closely with new firms from the outset helping them …

The Impact Clinical Trials Have on All of Us

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Investing

17 new genetic variants linked to a longer lifespan discovered

A massive new international study has more than tripled the number of genetic variants associated with a longer lifespan. The study, which looked at …

Six new medical technologies worth watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big …

Medical Technology

Smart sutures can monitor wounds as they heal

Someday, the thread holding your skin and tissues together after a surgical suture could beam info about your wound straight to your doctor. A team of Tufts University engineers have created smart threads made out of various materials, from cotton to synthetics, by dipping them into physical and …

3D-printing startup creates organ replicas using MRI data to help train surgeons

Even if we’re not yet at the point of 3D printing full biological organs that can used in surgery, the subject of 3D bioprinting is regularly in the …

Eastern Osprey: Shaddup Racketmouth

Do dogs understand what we're saying to them?

Ever gotten the feeling that your dog is listening not just to what you say, but how you say it? You’re not alone among pet owners — and a new study in Science suggests that you’re not wrong, either.<p>Using fMRI machines, researchers measured the brain activity of dogs as they were given commands. …

How Light Bulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

The same technology that helps stores track shoppers may one day replace Wi-Fi.<p>In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but …

Light Bulbs

Scientists are studying deer antlers to find new ways to treat human nerve damage

Reindeer do not drive a flying sleigh on Christmas eve. But they may yet deliver great gifts to humans.<p>Medical researchers are studying deer because they do something few other animals do: sprouting and shedding antlers annually. All male deer—and female reindeer too—regenerate antlers. With the …