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Systematic review on what works, what does not work and why of implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in Africa

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The heart tissue of mammals has limited capacity to regenerate after an injury such as a heart attack, in part due to the inability to reactivate a cardiac muscle cell and proliferation program. Recent studies have indicated a low level of cardiac muscle cell (cardiomyocytes) proliferation in adult mammals, but it is insufficient to repair damaged hearts. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now shown that a subset of RNA molecules, called microRNAs, is important for…

New MS trial 'safe' exciting & effective says BBC News. A new treatment to stop the body attacking its own nervous system is safe & effective in trials. The sheath around nerves cells, made of myelin, is destroyed in MS, leaving nerves struggling to pass on messages. A study in Science Translational Medicine, trained the immune system to cease assault on myelin. The MS Society said the idea had "very exciting potential". Please like & repin to raise hope & awareness ~

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Living with a prosthesis that learns: A case-study in translational medicine

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Kidney transplant tolerance mechanism identified.

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or eliminating the need for costly and potentially toxic immunosuppressant drugs and improving long-term transplant success. The study is published in Science Translational Medicine.

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Alzheimer damages before symptoms// "Australian research on an inherited form of Alzheimer's has found that neuron damage starts decades prior to symptoms appearing, and the progression of the disease actually slows down once symptoms appear." (click for more)

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Intelligent bacteria, bactodetectors, have been programmed to successfully detect disease.

Another step forward has just been taken in the area of synthetic biology. Research teams from Inserm, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Montpellier Regional University Hospital and Stanford University, have transformed bacteria into ‘secret agents’ that can give warning of a disease based solely on the presence of characteristic molecules in the urine or blood. To perform this feat, the researchers inserted the equivalent of a computer programme into the DNA of the…

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Bionic hand allows patient to 'feel'

Scientists have created a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers.