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Study finds air pollution to be as harmful as smoking cigarettes

Emphysema is a smoker’s disease but according to a study, it turns out that exposure to air pollution may create the same lung conditions...
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also...
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Researchers develop implantable device which produces energy with the help of...

Scientists affiliated with different institutions in the Republic of Korea have created a type of implantable device which produces energy with the help of...
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Japanese Government approves experiments to be conducted for human-animal embryos

Japan has approved the first human-animal embryo that could lead to new sources of organ transplant. Though there are still technical and ethical hurdles....
Cutting-edge needles promise more accuracy in medical procedures

Cutting-edge needles promise more accuracy in medical procedures

Scientists at Washington State University are creating waterjet-based, steerable needles that could give doctors more accuracy and control and reduce tissue damage in many common,...
Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

For patients with kidney failure who need dialysis, removing fluid at the correct rate and stopping at the right time is critical. This typically...
Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that...
Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure, more so in women than men

Diabetes increases the risk of heart failure, more so in women...

A global study of 12 million people has found diabetes increases the risk of heart failure and this increase is greater for women than...
New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller "micro" blood vessels can remain constricted causing significant damage....
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Chinese scientists create safer alternative to CRISPR which avoids ethical concerns

A team of Chinese researchers have created an efficient and very safe technology for editing RNA that could avoid the side effects to a...

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