By Jim Leffman A microneedle patch detects biomarkers that could detect Alzheimer’s within six minutes. The smart patchhas been developed by British scientists. The microneedle patch detects biomarkers and could also be used to test for other conditions such as Parkinson’s, cancer and cardiovascular disease. An elderly woman looking outside of her home.A smart patch
Category: Health Care
By Mark Waghorn Microchips that merge the brain with machines to treat paralyzed patients are safe, according to new research. The tiny devices are implanted after a stroke or spinal cord injury to stimulate activity in the nervous system. ESB PROFESSIONAL/METANEWS Good news for cyborgs and their brains. Microchips that merge the brain with machines
By Jessica Hehir-Smith Active 90-year-old grandma, Edna May Giordano. Fitness fanatic Edna May Giordano has shared her simple health and lifestyle tips that keep her looking youthful. DALYCE RADTKE/SWNS TALKER A 90-year-old grandmother – who looks 20 years younger – puts her youthful looks down to self-care and regular exercise, including weights, yoga and gardening.
By Gwyn Wright Cancer Cell introduced with Oncolytic DNA hairpin pairs (oHPs) is shown in a diagram. Researchers have discovered this reaction often triggers immune reaction which inhibit further tumor growth when oHPs meet the tumor-causing over-expressed miRNA. AKIMITSU OKAMOTO/UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO A new way of using DNA to kill cancer cells which could pave
By Danny Halpin Probiotic “backpacks” could soon be used to improve treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. Biomedical engineers in America have created a protective casing for gut-friendly bacteria that allows them to survive attacks from stomach acids and other microbes long enough to reproduce and establish themselves. It has proven to be effective in mice,
By Mark Waghorn Children spent almost 90 minutes extra each day staring at screens during the pandemic, according to new research. They spent an average of over four hours on tablets, smartphones and in front of the TV. This was 84 minutes more than before the COVID-19 outbreak – mainly due to handheld devices and
By Pol Allingham Patients waiting for urgent surgery in A&E feel less pain when given a music-playing pillow. After noticing people in emergency departments were often anxious, nurse Lisa Antonsen gave patients a pillow containing a speaker and an MP3 player loaded with specially composed music. The nurse at the Department of Emergency Medicine at
By Mark Waghorn Specialized video games could protect older people from dementia, according to new research with help from the Grateful Dead. One game was developed with the help of the drummer of the legendary sixties band, the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart. The Grateful Dead were formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. They remained active until 1995.
By Abigail Klein Leichman Scientists from the University of Haifa reported in the journal NJP Parkinson’s Disease a groundbreaking discovery that could lead to treatments, which can stopthe spread of Parkinson’s disease. Patients with Parkinson’s suffer from massive loss of nerve cells in a brain region that’s normally packed with dopaminergic neurons. Dopamine allows brain
By Simona Kitanovska New treatments for the most severe form of skin cancer could be developed after a major scientific breakthrough. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with an estimated 99,780 new cases diagnosed in 2022. Now American scientists have discovered that inhibiting a key metabolic enzyme “shows promise” in tackling melanoma.