Posts Tagged ‘health news’

Team creates shape-shifting medical microbots

The protozoan Trypanosoma brucei causes African sleeping sickness and the disease was so prevalent at one point, it made parts of Africa uninhabitable. But now, the microorganism is serving as a model for Swiss-based engineers developing a new class of microscopic robots that could be used to deliver drugs or perform life-saving surgeries at a […]

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Blood scan reveals every virus you’ve ever had

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

With conventional methodology, researchers typically examine a patient’s blood for one type of infection at a time.

However, a new technology from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is now abl…

Type 2 diabetes may be caused by common bacteria

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck

While several potential causes of type 2 diabetes, including genetics and lifestyle factors, have already been discovered, scientists have now also purportedly found a link between the onset of the disease …

Does eating a placenta have benefits?

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

Citing scientific evidence, a number of celebrities have been touting the benefits of consuming their child’s placenta after giving birth.

However, a new literature review published in the Archive…

First biolimb ever: Rat forearm grown in lab

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

In a development that could be a huge step forward for amputees, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have, for the first time ever, grown a rat forearm in the lab, according to a …

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