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Researchers Develop Innovative Gene Transfer-based Treatment Approach

July 1, 2015 12:37 pm | by UNC | News | Comments

The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).

Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new...

Building a Better Prosthetic Leg for Amputees

June 30, 2015 11:14 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a bionic leg that gives patients with above-knee amputations better...

Why DNA Evidence May Not Be So Reliable

June 30, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

A new investigation being conducted by Frontline is focusing on the accuracy of DNA samples used...

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Scientists Look into Why Most Alzheimer's Patients are Women

June 29, 2015 9:13 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

Bioscience Bulletin: Autism Insights, Goodbye to a Big Cat, Perils of Extreme Exercise

June 26, 2015 4:24 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

BIO 2015: How the 'Internet of Everything' Will Impact Digital Health

June 26, 2015 8:33 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The panel analyzed how the proliferation of internet-connected communication devices, like smartphones and wearables, can generate challenges and opportunities for the future of the healthcare industry. 

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Research Sheds Light on How Neurons Control Muscle Movement

June 24, 2015 11:04 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing in complex rhythms to signal muscles about when and where to move.

Brain Scan Predicts Who Responds Best to Certain Treatment for OCD

June 24, 2015 10:44 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A new study by researchers suggests that a certain detail from patients’ brain scans could help clinicians identify which people are more likely to relapse after cognitive-behavioral therapy — and why.

Extreme Exercise Could Lead to Blood Poisoning

June 23, 2015 9:57 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

A new study reveals that extreme exercise could result in blood poisoning, related to the leakage of intestinal bacteria into the blood stream.

Autism Associated with Superior Visual Skills in Infancy

June 23, 2015 9:28 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

For the first time, a study has shown that infants with emerging autism at 15 months, and two years, can earlier—even at nine months—display enhanced visual searching ability.

Bioscience Bulletin: Benefits of Chocolate; Performance Based on Pupils; the Thin Line Between Madness and Genius

June 19, 2015 4:25 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technologys new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

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Musicians Not Only Hear in Tune, They Also See in Tune

June 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Musicians don’t just hear in tune, they also see in tune. That is the conclusion of the latest scientific experiment designed to puzzle out how the brain creates an apparently seamless view of the external world based on the information it receives from the eyes.

Uncovering a Dynamic Cortex

June 19, 2015 8:58 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

Neuroscientists show that multiple cortical regions are needed to process information.

Former Packers QB Took Part in Stem Cell Trial

June 18, 2015 10:47 am | by Genaro C. Armas, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is participating in a clinical trial using stem cells as a possible treatment for strokes.

BIO 2015: Three Intriguing Biotech Companies Featured at the Convention

June 18, 2015 8:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These three businesses had exhibits in an area of the convention center called BIO Metropolis.

‘Core’ Immune Cells Reduce Symptoms, Spread of Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza

June 17, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Research shows that certain T cells, immune cells that fight infection, can help to control influenza infections by targeting a core structural protein common to all strains of influenza .

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Blood Protein May Indicate Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

June 17, 2015 10:41 am | by King's College London | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Chocolate — it’s Good for Your Heart, New Study Says

June 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chocolate-lovers rejoice: new research says eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lower cardiovascular risks such as heart disease and stroke.

FDA Approves Implanted Device to Reduce Parkinson’s Symptoms

June 16, 2015 8:47 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has approved an implantable device to help reduce Parkinson’s disease symptoms and a movement disorder known as essential tremor.   

Medella Plans to Take on Google, Microsoft in Building a Smart Contact Lens

June 16, 2015 8:45 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Medella received an investment of $100,000 from the Thiel Foundation this month, a philanthropic funding organization created by well-known venture capitalist Peter Thiel. 

Some Heartburn Drugs May Boost Risk of Heart Attack

June 15, 2015 11:17 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A data-mining study has found an association between the use of proton-pump inhibitors, which account for 100 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone, and the likelihood of incurring a heart attack down the road.

Genetic Link Between Creativity and Schizophrenia May Exist

June 15, 2015 10:47 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Genes for creativity may share small if significant links with genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new Nature Neuroscience study attracting some key accolades this week.

Cell Density Remains Constant as Brain Shrinks With Age

June 15, 2015 10:33 am | by Universitiy of Illinois | News | Comments

New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant.

Eyeing Top Performance? Look to the Pupil

June 15, 2015 9:59 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes — or more specifically, look at the diameter of their pupils, researchers report.

Bioscience Bulletin: Birth Month and Your Health; Spider-silk Fabric; A Protein with Many Shapes

June 12, 2015 4:32 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

Study Shows ADHD Drug May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

June 12, 2015 10:31 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment Market Value Will Almost Double to $2.9B by 2024

June 11, 2015 9:44 am | by Heather Leach, Ph.D., Immunology Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

Greater awareness of inflammatory back pain will lead to an increase in diagnosed prevalent cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) across the 7MM by 2024.

Data Scientists Find Connections Between Birth Month and Health

June 9, 2015 11:08 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that correlated with the season of birth.

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