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Mathematician helps surgeon save those injured in explosive blasts

An applied mathematician and a military doctor have developed the first simulator to test treatments for patients with blast lung injury caused by explosions. Dr. Mainul Haque, in the University of Portsmouth’s School of Mathematics and Physics, and Royal Navy Intensive Care consultant, Surgeon Commander Timothy Scott, have created the first computerised or “in-silico” simulator […]

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Global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets — a team of international researchers, from University of Copenhagen among others, find in a new study. The hope is the results in the future can be used to develop a new method of diagnosing colorectal cancer. […]

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Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users. “We eventually hope that these sensors and engineering accomplishments can help advance healthcare applications and provide a better quantitative understanding in disease progression, wound care, general health, fitness […]

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Harnessing photonics for at-home disease detection

In the not-too-distant future, each of us may have a simple device — small enough for our nightstand or our pocket — that keeps us apprised of our level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers in our blood or saliva and serves as an early-warning system for diseases. This is one of […]

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Will There Ever Be a Universal Test to Detect Cancer?

ATLANTA — Cancer is over one hundred different diseases hiding under one name. That's why, just as there isn't one universal way to treat cancer, there also isn't one universal way to detect it. But that doesn't mean scientists aren't trying: If researchers can find a unique signature or "biomarker" of cancer — meaning a […]

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'The "Lazy Keto" Diet Helped Me Lose Nearly 68kgs'

I was always overweight growing up. My family was extremely poor, so we ate lots of carbs: toast with cinnamon sugar, buttered spaghetti noodles, and so on. When we had extra money, we’d go to a local restaurant, Hometown Buffet, and binge. By the time I graduated high school, I was nearly 90kgs. I felt uncomfortable […]