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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... by the coronavirus that killed her husband, Khalid, last month. Azima said her father-in-law, Abid- who was the unwitting bearer of the disease- was still unconscious in hospital and unaware of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192446/deadly-sars-virus-takes-toll-british-family
  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Ernest Kao

    ... provide a controlled release of medicine in the bodies of pulmonary disease sufferers for up to three days. The technology, which can be used in microgram inhalers, boosts drug effectiveness and reduces side effects for patients of asthma, emphysema and other chronic respiratory diseases, says one of the system's co-developers. Baptist University researcher Dr Yang Zhijun said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576272/asthma-patients-can-now-breathe-easy-longer
  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... hair loss, is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks and destroys the hair follicles. Of sufferers involved in the trial, all three showed hair regrowth after treatment ... it will have a dramatic, positive impact on the lives of people with this disease." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... this group from heart disease. The researchers would eventually suggest that everyone else's hearts and arteries might also benefit from the "Eskimo diet", promoting a health food trend that continues to this day. The only trouble is, Hans Olaf Bang and Jorn Dyerberg never proved the Inuit had low rates of heart disease. They never tested it at all. But today the market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570054/omega-3-fatty-acid-heart-benefits-still-unproven-after-decades
  5. News - China - MEDICINE

    New Shanghai cancer clinic puts city on leading radiotherapy edge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Alice Yan

    ... radiotherapy in Shanghai each year, Jiang said. The city sees about 50,000 new cancer patients annually and more than 30,000 die from their disease every year. Dr Yu Wenbin, a surgeon at Beijing Cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575654/new-shanghai-cancer-clinic-puts-city-leading-radiotherapy-edge
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Researchers in Australia use zebrafish to make stem cell breakthrough

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Discovery could lead to better treatment for blood-related diseases such as leukaemia Zebrafish open new world on stem cells Australian researchers studying zebrafish have made one of the most significant ever discoveries in stem cell research. They have uncovered the mystery of how a critical type of stem cell found in blood and bone marrow, and essential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573668/researchers-australia-use-zebrafish-make-stem-cell-breakthrough
  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Britain announces project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said yesterday. David Cameron announced £300 ... diseases, and those of their close relatives. Both the healthy and the tumour cells of the cancer patients will be mapped, meaning about 100,000 will be sequenced in total. "This agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564367/britain-announces-project-map-100000-dna-code-sequences
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    First pregnancy in Europe through IVF method that screens out defective embryos

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:39pm by GDN

    ... who had a high risk of passing on a lethal disease to their children, were 11 weeks into the pregnancy. Common embryo testing procedures require months of laboratory work, but the latest tool, ... of the parents and a family member affected by the disorder. The gene sequences are then compared and used to work up a genetic fingerprint for the mutation that causes the disease. Armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561244/first-pregnancy-europe-through-ivf-method-screens-out-defective-embryos
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... irreversible hearing loss, means many people never complete it. This increases the potential for developing drug resistance. TB is considered the quintessential disease of the poor. For the past 50 years, TB treatment has remained much the same, while the disease has grown increasingly resistant to available drugs. PaMZ represented the first "game-changing" treatment for TB ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557273/aids-2014-conference-unveils-breakthrough-aids-tb-treatment
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test ... brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer's. The British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor

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