How to detect Alzheimer’s disease? Let’s ask 15 year old Krtin Nithiyanandam from the UK…

Krtin NithiyanandamUp until now Alzheimer’s can only be detected through cognitive tests.
Krtin Nithiyanandam from the UK has developed an antibody which attaches to the neurotoxic proteins that are typically to be present in the very first stages of the disease. Through the fluorescent particles connect to the antibody the brain scan can trace the disease.

We congratulate Krtin and are excited see to how this will further develop.

Source / Read more: The Telegraph

Teaching next wave of doctors with Microsoft’s hololens

Changing from two dimensional to three dimensional teaching in medicine can help students to quicker understand complex issues.

Through holographic technologie they can walk around anatomical models of the human body and look at different muscles, bones and organs work.

Watch the video and see this new technology can meaningfully be put to use:

Source: Engadget

Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts

Dr. Garth Webb holds a bionic lens he developed on the tip of his finger. He says inserting it would be a painless procedure, identical to cataract surgery, that would take about eight minutes. A patient's sight would be immediately corrected.“Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses would become a dim memory as the eye-care industry is transformed.”

Will we no longer need glasses? Clinical trials still needed before the device can be approved but first indications sound promising…

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Source: CBC

“Nicht nur für Weltreisende” – Tageblatt Interview with Jeroen Van de Velde (Founder of Medihoo)

by Jean-Philippe Schmit

Tageblatt Interview

  Tageblatt Interview 

On Monday 20 April 2015 in the “Economy” section of the Tageblatt an interview appeared titled “Nicht nur für Weltreisende”.

In this interview Jeroen Van de Velde – Founder of Medihoo – explains Medihoo’s goal to bring high quality health care closer to the people and emphasizes the community-based character of Medihoo.

He says the globale health provider search platform is not merely a place where people can find health care providers all over the world, but it also a community where everyone can contribute and recommend good health care providers by adding them to Medihoo or by filling in the satisfaction surveys.

Read the article: Nicht nur für Welreisende (German language)

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Non-surgical correction of infant ear deformities


A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a nonsurgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two weeks – a drastically shorter period of time than previously reported.

Read more: SienceBlog

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Oleocanthal – an ingredient in Olive Oil – Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer

A nutritional scientist of Rutgers – the state university of New Jersey – and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil – oleocanthal – kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

The researchers say the logical next step is to go beyond laboratory conditions and show that oleocanthal can kill cancer cells and shrink tumors in living animals.

Source: Rutgers

Eat peanuts live longer … Study reveals their effect on mortality!

peanuts.jpgRecent study – published in JAMA internal medicine 2. March 2015 – shows that nut consumption was associated with decreased overall and cardiovascular disease mortality across different ethnic groups. The study furthermore concludes that consumption of nuts, particularly peanuts given their general affordability, may be considered a cost-effective measure to improve cardiovascular health.

Source: JAMA

Mayo Clinic patient’s first impressions with bionic eye

Mayo Clinic: “Bionic Eye implant offer hope of restoring vision”

This is a breathtaking moment where a man can see his wife again after almost a decade.

Dr. Lezzi explains the procedure

Source: Mayo Clinic

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One step closer to easier detecting of cancer by taking a pill and checking the blood…

Scientists have designed a ‘pill’ that can be used to test whether a person is inflicted with cancer without actually going through a cumbersome process of biopsy.
The latest research conducted on mice by John Ronald and Sanjiv Gambhir has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on February 23.

Source: Hindustantimes / Read more: PNAS