Researchers develop AI platform to detect cancer group

A research group have applied artificial intelligence to assess how cancers can progress and evolve. The aim is to enable medics to use personalized treatments for individual patients, thereby boosting ...
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researchers develop drugs to-curb smokers desire for nicotine

Researchers Develop Drugs to Curb Smokers’ Desire for Nicotine

Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen candidate drugs with the potential to curb smokers' desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the ...
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The gut microbiome

Revolutions: The gut microbiome

Revolutions is our new series that brings together a hand-picked selection of recent articles canvassing cutting-edge insights into major scientific advances. This first rundown brings you up to date with ...
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universal flu vaccine

Promising new universal flu vaccine may be just a few years away from market

A new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated the efficacy of a new universal flu vaccine. Having been proven impressively effective in animal tests, the ...
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cannabis

New discovery reveals how cannabis can alleviate intestinal inflammation

For decades, clinicians have been hearing consistent anecdotal reports from patients suffering inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that cannabis can directly alleviate many debilitating symptoms associated with the condition. A new ...
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HIV

How Does PrEP, the HIV-Prevention Medication, Work?

At the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last month, a group of researchers announced that, although their HIV-prevention trial isn't over yet, they know that the treatment is going to ...
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3D cornea

Scientists have 3D printed artificial cornea using human cells

Scientists have 3D printed the thin protective film over the eye, called the cornea, using human cells — and it’s the most advanced version of an artificial cornea yet. Should ...
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Phobias

Can Virtual Reality Tackle Phobias?

Duke University has started offering a novel treatment for phobias: virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy. Patients are interviewed and offered therapist-guided virtual reality treatments in an immersive, computer-generated environment that ...
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Healthcare

Four Reasons Surgery Needs Virtual Reality

Despite advantages over traditional surgical methods, advanced surgery procedures present limitations, and these could be overcome by the use of refined virtual reality systems. So says a new report from Kalorama ...
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