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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    DNA-based test for colon cancer, costing US$599 a go, approved by US

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:17pm by AP

    ... that uses patients' DNA to spot potentially deadly tumours and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign ... practice, though FDA officials stressed that DNA-based stool screening had not been endorsed by federal medical advisers who set screening guidelines. A spokeswoman for Exact Sciences, based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572237/dna-based-test-colon-cancer-costing-us599-go-approved-us
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... virus on the mainland. BGI, the world’s largest genomics research institution, is using technical assistance from People’s Liberation Army’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences to synthesise ... the commission of the CDC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, according to a statement on Genewiz’s website. Genewiz president Dr Amy Liao said in the statement that “synthesising the Ebola virus genes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

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

    ... of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, led a US Institute of Medicine panel last year that found little evidence to support very low sodium levels. "Too-high sodium is bad. Too low also may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    The science behind the numbers that govern our lives

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 03:40am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Science behind the numbers that govern our lives Think about your average day as a series of choices. You'll get up, you'll choose what to eat, whether to go ... about what gives us cancer. It all proves the point that you can assign a number to just about anything. Here's the latest thinking about the science behind the numbers that govern our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1363714/science-behind-numbers-govern-our-lives
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... for age, gender and levels of stress or anxiety. Zachary Kaminsky, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who led the study, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563551/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Biomimicry pushes science forward

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... Science constantly looks to nature for inspiration in its search for solutions to problems, writes David Tan In 1941, Georges de Mestral was in a Swiss forest walking his dog when he noticed his socks were dotted with small burrs. Looking under the microscope, he saw the barbed covering of the seeds had hooked onto the looped fibres in his clothes. Here was a blueprint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1265920/biomimicry-pushes-science-forward
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Tiny device may clean your water without cleaning out your bank account Scientists invent new water purifier A research team at the University of Science and Technology has invented a low-voltage pulsed electric field device that can kill more than 99 per cent of waterborne bacteria in seconds. The device, which costs HK$10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ... The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America last month. The team is now seeking to work with drug manufacturers and medical schools, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... mishaps with dangerous organisms, CDC is creating a "lead laboratory science" position to be accountable for safety and setting up an external advisory committee on biosafety. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552459/anthrax-probe-reveals-new-bird-flu-safety-breach-bioterror-lab
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Campaigners call for blanket ban on tobacco advertising in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in the previous 30 days and 2 per cent of pupils had received free samples of tobacco. Yang Gonghuan, a professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528936/campaigners-call-blanket-ban-tobacco-advertising-china

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