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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... to an HIV-infected mother who was untreated during pregnancy. The child was given a potent dose of anti-retroviral medication 30 hours after birth, and tested positive for HIV. She was in remission for years ... on Thursday, doctors said tests last week showed that she was no longer in remission. She is now back on treatment and is responding well, doctors said. The news is “obviously disappointing” and may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551881/baby-girl-thought-have-been-cured-hiv-has-tested-positive-relapse
  2. 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 for Alzheimer's Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's. They say it is a major step towards developing a test for the incurable ...

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

    Seeing the light: smart glasses help boost sight of visually impaired

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:54pm by GDN

    ... colleagues at Britain's Oxford University recently won a £500,000 (HK$6.4 million) grant to expand the project and they will now create 100 pairs of the glasses to test on people with sight ... need it amplified." The technology is aimed at allowing those with partial sight to navigate around the environment with much greater ease. In one of the early tests, a man was able to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583204/seeing-light-smart-glasses-help-boost-sight-visually-impaired
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

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

    ... identified the immune cells responsible for destroying the hair follicles. The treatment would not work for male pattern baldness, which is linked to hormones. The scientists tested two drugs on mice, where hair loss was completely reversed and the effects proved long lasting. They have gone on to test ruxolitinib on human patients. Christiano said it was wrong to dismiss the condition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer

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

    ... Previous tests on rats documented in the International Journal of Nanomedicine in 2012, showed that drugs encapsulated in liposomes could remain in the lungs for up to 48 hours. Yang said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576272/asthma-patients-can-now-breathe-easy-longer
  6. 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, known as karyomapping, can be completed within two weeks, meaning a couple can undergo tests without breaking from their IVF treatment cycle. Paul Serhal, medical director of the centre, said ...

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

    New Shanghai cancer clinic puts city on leading radiotherapy edge

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

    ... there are no errors," he said. "We will submit our clinical test assessment report to the China Food and Drug Administration, and with their thumbs-up, we will officially open the hospital." Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575654/new-shanghai-cancer-clinic-puts-city-leading-radiotherapy-edge
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

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

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

    ... 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
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Roche call for US approval for DNA cervical cancer test opposed

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US reluctance on DNA test for cervical cancer A hi-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing resistance from more than a dozen US patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new test from Swiss drug maker Roche uses DNA to detect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484484/roche-call-us-approval-dna-cervical-cancer-test-opposed
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Monkey HIV drug-resistant within days, dampening hopes for Aids cure

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... birth and continued for 18 months, tested positive for the virus after two drug-free years. "The unfortunate clinical findings of viral rebound in the Mississippi baby appear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557018/monkey-hiv-drug-resistant-within-days-dampening-hopes-aids-cure

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