A 15 member panel of the institute of Medicine – an independent government advisory body – redefines and renames the “chronic Fatigue Syndrome” and summarizes the scientific evidence to do so in a 235-page report.
The new name: systemic exertion intolerance disease, or SEID for short
Read more: NPR
A treadmill using technology designed for astronauts is being used to help patients in Bournemouth.
It will be used to help people with leg injuries and disorders recover, as they can exercise without putting their whole body weight on their legs.
Patients with arthritis of the knee joint and some with lower back pain, are zipped into a sealed bag which is then pumped with air.
Their body weight is reduced by as much as 80% while they use they machine.
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New research from scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) shows that the body’s immune system may be able to clear the brain of toxic plaque build-up that is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, reversing memory loss and brain cell damage.
Read more: Sience Daily
This is what sweat looks like up close – incredible 3D images are possible with the FEI Titan Krios telescope
Scientists at Monash University in Australia have installed a powerful new microscope that is able to show atoms and molecules in super high definition 3D images, and could help to unravel the secrets of cancer and other diseases.
Read more: IBT
Every person who uses insulin to manage diabetes wants what they don’t have — a replacement for their malfunctioning pancreas. And though the technology isn’t yet to the point of creating an artificial pancreas, it’s getting a lot closer.
Read more about it: NPR
A very inventive way of how to let ordinary people help reaserchers through gaming…
Reverse the Odds, a mobile game developed by Cancer Research UK andChannel 4, invites users to find patterns in real tumor tissue in order to help scientists learn more about cancer.
This video explains what it is all about:
Japan researchers target 3D-printed body parts
Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. Several groups of researchers around the world have developed small masses of tissue for implants, but now they are looking to take the next step and make them functional.
Read more: PhysOrg