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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study.

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Heart attack treatment hypothesis 'busted'

07/07/2015 - Researchers have long had reason to hope that blocking the flow of calcium into the mitochondria of heart and brain cells could be one way to prevent damage caused by heart attacks and strokes. But in a study of mice engineered to lack a key calcium channel in their heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists appear to have cast a shadow of doubt on that theory. read more

First-ever possible treatments for MERS

03/07/2015 - As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, researchers have raced to find treatments for the deadly virus, which has killed more than 400 people since it was first discovered three years ago in Saudi Arabia. read more

'Pulse' technology may replenish skin's collagen

02/07/2015 - A team of Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical School researchers has devised a non-invasive technique that harnesses pulsed electric fields to generate new skin tissue growth. read more

Does radiation from X-rays and CT scans really cause cancer?

02/07/2015 - In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a recent article in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. read more

Researchers map important enzyme in the fight against cancer

01/07/2015 - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered what regulates an enzyme that is central to the growth of cancer tumours. This could be of great value to future cancer treatment. read more

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

01/07/2015 - The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories - than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals. read more

Umbilical cord 'milking' improves blood flow in preterm infants

30/06/2015 - A technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by Cesarean section, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. read more

Earlier and easier detection of colorectal cancer?

29/06/2015 - Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples. read more

New conductive ink for electronic apparel

29/06/2015 - University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. read more

Diabetic blindness: Best source of stem cells to block vision loss

26/06/2015 - Researchers have taken a significant step forward in their efforts to use stem cells to block vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy, a condition that affects millions of people with diabetes. read more

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