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Wednesday 04 March, 2015

Smart Insulin: turned on when blood sugar levels are too high

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For patients with diabetes, insulin is critical to maintaining good health and normal blood-sugar levels.  More...

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PLAGUE ANALYSIS: Barbara Bramanti is looking for remnants of old plague bacteria in a plague victim from Florence who died during the Justinian Plague in the mid-500s AD. Photo: Dr. Elsa Pacciani
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth

Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the end of the Iron Age.  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Diabetes treatment should be localised: Study

The factors behind the prevalence of diabetes may be affected by the geography and hence the prevention and treatment should be based on the local factors  More...

Smartphone dongles performed a point-of-care HIV and syphilis test in Rwanda from finger prick whole blood in 15 minutes, operated by health care workers trained on a software app.
Image credit:  Samiksha Nayak for Columbia Engineering
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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$34 smartphone dongle that can detect HIV, syphilis in 15 mins

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a “point-of-care” test  More...

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Photo courtesy of Skyhawk Photography.
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Zuckerberg, wife donate $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) will receive an historic grant of $75 million from Facebook founder and CEO Mr. Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Scientist develops disposable devices to identify allergies

Gabriel Caballero Robledo from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV)at Monterrey, Mexico, is working on the design of a small medical device capable of detecting allergies or diseases quickly More...

OSU's Neil Shay studies metabolic effects of grape chemicals. Here he pours grape juice into a wine vat. Photo by Lynn Ketchum
By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Over-weight? Red wine could help you burn fat

Drinking red grape juice or wine in moderation could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Cow immune system inspires new therapies for humans

Scientists have developed a potential new therapy based on immune molecules from cows to help people with hormone deficiencies.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Money tops stress factor in US: Survey

The United States could be the wealthiest nation in the world and yet it is money that stresses out its adult population the most, reveals a new survey.  More...

The research, published online in Neuropsychopharmacology, was led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and conducted in collaboration with the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. It also points out the common mechanisms involved between drug and food addiction. (Pictured L-R: Dr. Valentina Sabino, Cassie Moore, Dr. Clara Velazquez, Toni Ferragud and Dr. Pietro Cottone)
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By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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A step closer to medicine that treats obesity

A peptide and hormone that reduces the urge to eat when administered to a specific area of the brain could be the target for developing medications to treat obesity and binge eating disorder, says a research. When More...