Nazneen Rahman

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Using machine learning to improve patient care

Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be difficult to integrate and monitor all …

Machine Learning

Designer babies the not most urgent concern of genetic medicine

Recently, an international team of scientists successfully corrected a disease-causing gene in human embryos, using a “gene editing” technique called …

Genetics

Photo series: African womanhood

Maternal Health Portraying women from Amref projects across Kenya as they wish to be seen: as individuals - not victims.<p>0<p>shares //<p>share this page<p>0<p>0<p>0<p>0<p>0<p>…

Women's News

New superbug-fighting antibiotics found in human breast milk

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the pressure is on for scientists to develop new molecules, materials and methods to keep us from …

Microbiology

Science Behind Recalling Past Memories, How We Recall?

A memory is a precious thing. Whenever we experience something new we create a memory of that event and that memory gets stored in a neural circuit …

The Brain

Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

Platelet-rich plasma makes it possible to heal painful knee injuries, using a person's own blood.<p>Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are …

Pain

Adorable six-year-old with rare condition that could kill her in her sleep defies medics

A baby girl who was born with condition that could kill her as she slept has defied the odds and made it to her sixth birthday.<p>Little Jovie Wyse was …

Children's Hospital

Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing

She wielded a kitchen knife, not a scalpel, but Serena Silberman was doing her part Saturday to heal the human body, one chop of parsley, peach and …

Medicine

Death rates far higher for 'alternative' cancer cures: study

People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, the …

Cancer

This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language

While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people, for instance, or a kitchen bot that helps disabled folks cook. Or — and this one is real — a robot arm that can …

Language

Operating on the wrong person and patients falling out of windows - NHS 'never events' at near record levels

Patients falling out of windows and equipment being left inside wounds after surgery were some of a near record number of 'never events' recorded by the NHS last year.<p>Campaigners have warned the same life-threatening mistakes, for which there can never be an excuse, are "disturbingly high" and …

Medicine

How To Get Lower Drug Prices Now and In The Future

When a patient rightfully complains about drug costs, they are complaining about their deductible or copay, not the price of the drug. Insured …

Pharma

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

<b>Stephen Hawking says he is worried about the future of the NHS, attacking the impact of government policies and the health secretary in person.</b><p>In a speech on Saturday, the Cambridge University scientist is expected to accuse Jeremy Hunt of "cherry-picking" evidence to support his policies.<p>And he …

Health Care

How To Become An Education Entrepreneur: The Top 5 Voices You Need To Follow

An edupreneur is an entrepreneur who works within in the education sector.<p>Edupreneurs are usually mission-driven and live for bringing to light positive impact. They can be found building new education organizations and businesses, developing the latest edtech tools, running new schools, and giving …

An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it

In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the …

Research

Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge

A simple eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before symptoms develop, according to new research.<p>A study of patients with the devastating …

Dementia

Animal Life and Intelligence

• <b>Author:</b> C. Lloyd Morgan,<p>Paphos Publishers offers a wide catalog of rare classic titles, published for a new generation. <br>Animal Life and Intelligence is an overview of life on Earth.

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Neuroscience

David Bowie honoured with three blue plaques on BBC Music Day

Significant locations in late musician’s career – Soho, Maidstone and Hull – chosen for plaques honouring ‘one of our shining sons’<p>David Bowie has been honoured with a commemorative blue plaque outside the Soho studios where he recorded Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the …

Microscopic Robots Are on the Way to Replacing Your Doctor

Sometimes smaller really <i>is</i> better. Think of it this way: The human body is made up of trillions of cells, smaller than the eye can see, constantly undergoing complex interactions. Yet when it comes to medicine, almost everything we do—every intervention we take into that system—happens at a much …

Medicine

Gene Editing in Human Embryos Leaps Forward—Here’s the Science

Imagine walking down the street with a ticking time bomb in your chest, never knowing when your heart may explode.Or going through five decades of …

Genetics

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but …

University of Illinois

Doctors From Top Medical Schools Prescribe Fewer Opioid Painkillers

Doctors who got their training at low-ranked medical schools wrote three times as many opioid painkiller prescriptions as medics who earned their diplomas at Ivy League or other top-tier schools.<p>That’s the headline of a new study by two Princeton University researchers who examined two billion …

Pain

Diabetes Drug May Be Used as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

In medicine, researchers often find that a drug intended for one use is also effective in different, unexpected ways.<p>In a recent study, researchers …

Medicine

How do broken bones heal?

A fall, followed by a crack - many people are no stranger to this. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem …

Medicine

Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities

The decrease in cancer death rates in the United States has been uplifting news for the nation. A point of frustration, however, has been the …

Public Health

Setting up my own business and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable: #IDidItAnyway - Ellie MacDonald, Founder of MacComms

<b>Ellie MacDonald is the founder of one of Yorkshire’s fastest growing PR agencies, MacComms. Just two years on since forming, MacComms has helped more</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Paper Test for Zika Powered by Gold Nanoparticles

Zika is often a silent disease that might not display any symptoms in infected persons, making screening particularly important. In the developing …

Viruses

Breaking the code: how women in Nigeria are changing the face of tech

Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector – but the stigma persists that computing is a ‘male industry’<p>The Nigerian tech scene is booming. Last year, Lagos-based startup Andela received $24m (£18.5m) in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. In 2015, …

Africa

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug Approved

Scott Monnin and his wife, Nora, stalled for five months after the birth of their second daughter in 2013 before testing her for spinal muscular …

Medicine