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The Gander – 22 August 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research A breakthrough for the brain — there’s an app for that A collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers in Korea and the US, respectively, has led to the development of a device that may represent a significant breakthrough in analgesia…

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The mystery of the myriad missing microbes

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the human microbiome is far more diverse than was previously thought and the vast majority of microbes have not only been uncharted, but in fact have never even been seen before. The researchers, based in Stanford University in the US and…

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The Gander – 18 July

A cellular perspective on chronic fatigue syndrome  A small study has focused on the electric response of blood cells to stress in patients who have been diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome). Research into the condition has been controversial, with some physicians referring patients with the condition for talk therapy, which has angered patient…

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The Gander – 4 July 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research An indication of Alzheimer’s disease, by gum… A recent study has found that a bacterium associated with chronic gum disease can be detected in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. One part of the study, which was published…

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The Gander 20 June 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research Machine learning  An artificial intelligence program has been shown to exhibit a high degree of accuracy in detecting patients who will develop lung cancer. The initiative was a collaboration between clinical researchers and software engineers and was proven to…

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The Gander 6 June 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research Highs and lows  New research presented at the 2019 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting held in Toronto, Canada, on 25 May shed light on the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain. While the researchers pointed out that cannabis use in…

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The Gander 27 May 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research Here’s the rub on sunscreen toxins A small-scale study has found that when sunscreen creams are used regularly, even for one day of frequent use, their active ingredients are absorbed into the user’s bloodstream at levels that indicate the…

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Pat Kelly The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research A newly-published study has highlighted a potential link between autoimmunity and microbiota in both clinical and pre-clinical disease, particularly in type 1 diabetes. The authors suggest that gut microbiota, as well as human leukocyte antibody (HLA) genes,…

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The Gander | Pat Kelly | 07 Feb 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research An early warning on Alzheimer’s An international team of researchers, in conjunction with a worldwide research collaboration dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease, has discovered a way to identify the onset of the condition years before the physical symptoms manifest. Long…

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