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Cortical vision device could restore sight to the blind

The bionic vision system makes it possible to treat many conditions that currently have treatment limitations, thanks to the use of electronic implants that sit on the...

Life Scientist 18 September, 2020

'Morning sickness' can occur at any time of day: study

The term 'morning sickness' is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, according to UK researchers.

Life Scientist 17 September, 2020

Steroids improve outcomes for severe COVID-19 infections

Studies of critically ill patients with COVID-19 show that fewer patients died and less ICU support was required when patients received corticosteroids.

Life Scientist 16 September, 2020

New treatment for advanced ER+ breast cancer shows promise

A proof-of-principle laboratory study has shown promising results for the treatment of oestrogen receptor positive breast cancers that are resistant to current approaches.

Life Scientist 15 September, 2020

Broccoli, brussels sprouts help prevent blood vessel disease

Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease in older women.

Life Scientist 14 September, 2020

Biotechnology
Cortical vision device could restore sight to the blind

Cortical vision device could restore sight to the blind

The bionic vision system makes it possible to treat many conditions that currently have treatment limitations, thanks to the use of electronic...

Article 18 September, 2020
Health & Medical
First confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection

First confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection

Researchers have reported a case of COVID-19 reinfection in a 33-year-old Hong Kong man, in news that scientists have broadly deemed disappointing...

Article 25 August, 2020
Life Sciences
'Breastfeeding' hormone present in new dads

'Breastfeeding' hormone present in new dads

New fathers are flooded with prolactin — the same chemical found in breastfeeding mothers — which unlocks the paternal instinct and...

Article 10 September, 2020
Molecular Biology
Genetic variant in some women acts as a natural epidural

Genetic variant in some women acts as a natural epidural

The genetic variant found in women who feel less pain during childbirth leads to a 'defect' in the formation of the switch on the nerve cells.

Article 30 July, 2020
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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