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Mental Health Goes Mobile

  Mental Health Goes Mobile How a “Mobile Therapist” Recommends the Right App More than 20 percent of Americans have significant symptoms of depression and anxiety, but only 20 percent are actively finding treatment and support. In an effort to ...

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Surgery in a Pill?

Image: iStock   Surgery in a Pill? In a new study, an oral treatment temporarily coats intestine, reduces blood sugar spikes In a recently published paper in Nature Materials, a team of Harvard Medical School researchers at Brigham and Women’s ...

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A new way to mend a broken heart

Therepi’s reservoir, which would attach directly to the damaged heart tissue, is placed on a dime for size reference and connected to a self-sealing subcutaneous port. Image: Whyte, et al./Nature Biomedical Engineering   A new way to mend a broken ...

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The High Cost of Preventable Deaths

Image: iStock   The High Cost of Preventable Deaths Deaths from lack of high-quality medical care cost the world over $6 trillion in 2015 alone By Jake Miller Deaths from treatable conditions may cost the world trillions of dollars each ...

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‘Junk DNA’ reveals clue to autism treatment

  ‘Junk DNA’ reveals clue to autism treatment People living with autism spectrum disorder are one step closer to receiving personalised genetic diagnosis and treatment, thanks to University of Queensland research. UQ Diamantina Institute systems biologist Dr Alex Cristino said ...

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Alzheimer’s: Breaking the “code of Tau”

Neurofibrillary tangles (dark purple, elongated structure) in the hippocampus of an old person with Alzheimer-related pathology (credit: Wikimedia Commons user Patho)   Alzheimer’s: Breaking the “code of Tau” Tau protein is one of the major targets in Alzheimer’s disease. EPFL ...

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UQ vets help pets with cancer

Gus (left) with sisters Skye and Storm   UQ vets help pets with cancer Nine-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback cross Gus has participated in an innovative Australian pilot study for dogs with cancer, which has achieved some positive results. University of Queensland ...

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Medical technology at the hub of good health

Researchers are working to create medical devices.   Medical technology at the hub of good health A new research hub is set to transform Australia’s medical technology sector by developing cost-competitive technologies for the rapid production of medical devices. Researchers ...

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Upgrading the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Wilson Wong, BU assistant professor of biomedical engineering. Photo by Mike Pecci   Upgrading the Immune System to Fight Cancer New CAR-T therapy could provide safer, more effective cancer treatment By Liz Sheeley There have been few cancer treatments with ...

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