Medicine

Osteoarthritis Could Be Prevented with Regular Exercise, Good Diet

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Surrey, UK, has identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Phenotypes of osteoarthritis: evidence suggests that patients with osteoarthritis fall into multiple phenotypic subgroups defined on the basis of the main driver of disease, one of which is a …

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Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Deep learning and artificial intelligence are on their way to bringing about a sea change in how we use computers in medicine. Neural networks have the power to work toward solutions using approaches they devise on their own — and it gives them incredible problem-solving capabilities. You can’t exactly plug …

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New Prosthetic Arm Powered by Bluetooth and Brainwaves

Most of us take for granted how well our brains can relay instructions to our limbs. Doctors and engineers have been trying for years to grant that same surety to those with prosthetic limbs. But interfacing the biological and technological is tricky. There have been some impressive advances in this …

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Regular Consumption of Sugary Beverages Affects Brain

Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), a joint project of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Boston University, have shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer episodic memory, smaller hippocampal and …

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Frog Skin Peptide ‘Urumin’ Kills H1 Influenza Viruses

An international team of scientists from the United States and India has discovered that a component of the skin mucus secreted by a South Indian fungoid frog can destroy many strains of human influenza viruses and protect mice against influenza infection. The discovery is reported in the journal Immunity. This …

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Beetroot Juice before Exercise Keeps Aging Brain Sharp

According to a study published recently in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, drinking a beetroot juice before exercise makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain. Drinking a beetroot juice before exercise makes the aging brain perform more efficiently. Image credit: …

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