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12 hours ago
Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Could we upload people into machines in the future?
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/03/22/521059752/would-you-become-an-immortal-machine

For the prospects can be either beatific or terrifying, depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

14 hours ago
Artificial lungs in a backpack may free people with lung failure

This artificial lung device may make life easier for those with lung failure.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2125422-artificial-lungs-in-a-backpack-may-free-people-with-lung-failure/

People with lung failure usually have to stay connected to unwieldy machines. Now a set of portable mechanical lungs could restore mobility and keep them healthier

19 hours ago
Stem Cells Grown In Space Could Be Used To Treat Diseases Back On Earth

How stem cells grown in space could help us here on earth.
http://www.ibtimes.com/stem-cells-grown-space-could-be-used-treat-diseases-back-earth-2512163

Scientists on board the International Space Station are attempting to grow stem cells in microgravity in an effort to boost their therapeutic viability.

1 day ago
How I used math to develop an algorithm to help treat diabetes

How maths can help in the treatment of diabetes.
https://theconversation.com/how-i-used-math-to-develop-an-algorithm-to-help-treat-diabetes-69606

Diabetes, which afflicts 29 million people in the U.S., remains a difficult disease to treat. Read how an algorithm devised by MIT researchers could help.

1 day ago
Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

The candida yeast infection is drug resistant and can cause organ failure.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2125283-deadly-drug-resistant-candida-yeast-infection-spreads-in-the-us/

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug

1 day ago
Spider venom may offer stroke therapy - BBC News

Could spider venom be used as a stroke prevention?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39335367

Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

1 day ago
The secret to curing cancer could lie in treatments that 'supercharge' immune systems

Does the secret to curing cancer lie in treatments for the immune system?
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/immunotherapy-cancer-ipilimumab-oncology

Pioneering research is targeting cancer cells - by reprogramming our defences

2 days ago
Gene-silencing drug halves cholesterol levels with a single jab

This drug can half cholesterol with a single injection.
http://newatlas.com/gene-silencing-cholesterol-treatment/48475/

A new gene-silencing drug that can lower cholesterol levels is proving promising in its initial clinical test results. The treatment was shown to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) ... See more

2 days ago
Researchers Develop a Blood Test That Can Identify Depression And Schizophrenia

Could it be possible to create a blood test for schizophrenia and ... See more

A research team based at Yale University has created a procedure that reliably identifies depression and schizophrenia with a blood test.

2 days ago
Featured Blog – Medlink

This week's blog post of the week is by Dami about the use of stem cells to create a chimera.
https://medlink-uk.net/featured-blog/

Welcome to our weekly feature blog. Every week we’ll be highlighting our favourite new blog post, make sure to keep checking in to see if yours is one of them!

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