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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 - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Obstetrician Michael Rogers cleared of misconduct

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... of professional misconduct. On May 6, 2011, Poon told Rogers, who has practised in Hong Kong for 30 years, that she had abdominal pain and her period was late. Her pregnancy test was positive but two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553522/obstetrician-michael-rogers-cleared-misconduct
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:22pm by AFP

    ... company, will also contribute. Any new neuroprosthetic device will be first tested on patients with epilepsy who have also suffered memory loss and who are already implanted with electrodes as part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550429/us40m-towards-brain-implant-could-restore-soldiers-memories
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Bioethics centre at Chinese University to tackle medical moral dilemmas

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Jennifer Ngo and Christy Choi

    ... ethical questions such as privacy issues stemming from genetic testing and how to allocate a limited supply of donated organs to patients. With a burgeoning global biomedical industry and the rapid development of science and technology, bioethics has become increasingly crucial. Some of the first modern bioethicists debated the morality of human testing, establishing the current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528228/bioethics-centre-chinese-university-tackle-medical-moral-dilemmas
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The ingestible chip that Snodgrass is using was the first smart pill to be approved by the FDA, in 2012, and the European Union, in 2010. It is still being tested by doctors and hospitals, as the company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522642/scientists-race-develop-microchips-monitor-bodys-health
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Sperm cells made from skin tissue offer hope for infertile men

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... which can grow into almost any tissue in the body. When these cells were transplanted into the testes of mice, they developed into early-stage human sperm cells. "What we found ... that the converted skin cells might have grown into mature sperm cells if they had been transplanted into the infertile men's testes. If further work confirms the suspicion, it may be possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502705/sperm-cells-made-skin-tissue-offer-hope-infertile-men
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Anti-depressant Celexa offers ray of hope in preventing Alzheimer's

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by AP

    ... researchers gave a single dose of citalopram or a placebo to 23 young adults neither depressed nor old enough to have brain plaques. Tests of their spinal fluid over the next 36 hours showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514377/anti-depressant-celexa-offers-ray-hope-preventing-alzheimers
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aspirin can halve colon cancer risk, but only for those with specific gene

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... to develop a test that would make it easy to identify who is and is not likely to get the positive effects of aspirin. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer struck 137,000 Americans ... people have sought testing, particularly colonoscopies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1496025/aspirin-can-halve-colon-cancer-risk-only-those-specific-gene

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