All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘medical research’

Winter Tires Cause Health Problems, Swedish Medical Researchers Claim

At a time when Sweden will soon get hit with its usual seasonal winter weather, medical researchers are asking for a ban against winter tires. In the 1960s, these tires were first introduced to consumers in the United States. Metal studs inserted into the tire were made to enhance the friction on slippery roads, particularly those covered in snow or …

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New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge”

Researchers from several U.S. universities this week announced a new diabetes treatment method that uses a “smart sponge” as a drug delivery device. The injectable sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core, expanding and contracting in response to blood sugar levels to regulate the amount of insulin released. The researchers also believe the technique could be used as a targeted cancer …

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FDA Okays First ADHD Brain Wave Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the marketing of a brain wave test for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and teens. The device is the first one to use brain function to assess children 6 to 17 years old for ADHD. The FDA concluded that the test can help confirm an ADHD diagnosis when used as part …

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Deafness Cure Demonstrated in Gerbils Using Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a possible cure for deafness that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, turning them into ear cells. The researchers found that when they transplanted human embryonic stem cells into deaf gerbils, the gerbils gained an average “functional recovery” of 46%. This recovery took only four weeks from when the cells were first administered. …

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Scientific Breakthrough: Mixed-Embryo Monkeys

The first mixed-embryo monkeys were born yesterday, and this is a major stepping stone in medical research. The monkeys were born in a lab in Western Oregon by the combining cells from six different embryos, BBC reports. What is significant about this feat, is that this is the first time primates have ever been created using this method of mixing …

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