Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

Monday, March 13th, 2017

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/new-blood-test-may-pinpoint-cancer-tumors

repair damaged spinal cords

Monday, March 13th, 2017

repair damaged spinal cords

How to write a TED talk: Ottawa professor Andrew Pelling and the shiny blue key

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017, MIT Technology Review

Monday, March 13th, 2017

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017, MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/

 

Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needle

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needle

http://newatlas.com/mucojet-spray-pill-vaccine/48349/

Chromatic Vision Simulator

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

iphone app :

Chromatic Vision Simulator

https://sensortower.com/ios/gb/kazunori-asada/app/chromatic-vision-simulator/389310222/

 

Android app:

Chromatic Vision Simulator

by Kazunori Asada

Targeted Photoimmunotherapy Approach for Cancer Moves Forward

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Targeted Photoimmunotherapy Approach for Cancer Moves Forward

April 25, 2016, by NCI Staff
Killing Cancer Cells with the Help of Infrared Light – Photoimmunotherapy

 

Near-infrared photoimmunotherapy uses an antibody–photoabsorber conjugate that binds to cancer cells. When near-infrared light is applied, the cells swell and then burst, causing the cancer cell to die. Photoimmunotherapy is in clinical trials in patients with inoperable tumors.

https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2016/photoimmunotherapy-cancer

ref Hisataka Kobayashi

 

UK red squirrels carry ‘a form of leprosy’ – scientists

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

11 November 2016

The effects of the disease can be seen on the squirrel's ear and muzzleImage copyrightCATHERINE CLARK
Image captionThe effects of the disease can be seen on the squirrel’s ear and muzzle

British red squirrels are infected with two different strains of the bacterium that causes leprosy, according to a study.

Leprosy was thought to have died out in the UK in medieval times, but these recent discoveries confirm that red squirrels carry the disease.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37949557

Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar 

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Parents in London were today advised to “take care” when taking their baby outside because of toxic air pollution levels. The warning came from the pioneering Plume Labs company whose aim is “making the air more transparent”.

 

Designer Prosthetic Limb may give Amputees a Unique Expression of Style.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Designer Prosthetic Limb may give Amputees a Unique Expression of Style.

17 NOVEMBER 2011

Industrial designer and University professor Shunji Yamanaka has recently posted a photo of a prosthetic leg he’s developing. What’s interesting about this prosthetic is that it makes no attempt at looking like a real leg but sports an elegant futuristic design.

According to the Prof. Yamanaka about 8,000 Japanese people need prosthetic limbs, however most choose not to wear them as it is very difficult to find ones which are convincing enough to pass of as real. So he was inspired to create fully functional prosthesis that are in and of themselves works of art.

The model in the above for photo is a female athlete who regularly runs with a prosthetic leg. Though what she wore for the photo shoot was only a mock up that could not be used for walking, she expressed that she was pleased with the leg and the professor’s project.

http://tokyotek.com/designer-prosthetic-limb-may-give-amputees-a-unique-expression-of-style/

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

A team involving Oxford University scientists has, for the first time, discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains – and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnetic particles

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-09-07-toxic-air-pollution-nanoparticles-discovered-human-brain