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Drug for Rare Disease Effective for Alzheimer’s, Autism Treatment
A Tel Aviv University study found that a drug that was designated as an “orphan drug” by the FDA – meaning it is used to treat rare diseases and is subject to separate regulations – can also treat a variety of symptoms associated with autism, intellectual disabilities, and Alzheimer’s disease. “This study is an important milestone on the way to developing a drug, or drugs, that will help children with autism stemming from genetic mutations, as well as Alzheimer’s patients,” Grozes concluded. Read the full article on the Israel Trade and Economic Commission's Website: https://israeltrade.org.au/2021/12/09/drug-for-rare-disease-effective-for-alzheimers-autism-treatment/
9 December 2021 by Jeremy Ungar

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5G enables 60-second remote brain surgery
In November, experts at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital performed surgery using a 5G powered Remebot medical robot on a patient suffering from Parkinson's disease nearly 200 kilometres away. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) was conducted with images from the Zhangjiakou operating room sent to Beijing Tiantan's 5G remote command center in real time. This way, experts controlled and observed the operation and patient's vitals. |  https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-11-08/5G-powered-medical-Remebot-performs-remote-brain-surgery-in-60-seconds-151tj2h2CXu/index.html
7 December 2021 by Mel Raassina

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Understanding allergy development through the skin
A "groundbreaking" discovery from Wellington's Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has highlighted a missing piece in the link
3 December 2021 by IdeaSpies

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Australian Scientists developing "exercise" in a pill
Australian scientists are attempting to make a pill containing many of the benefits of exercise. But it won’t be medicine for lazy couch potatoes. The futuristic therapy is designed to help immobile patients unable to exert themselves at an intensity that delivers the rewards of physical activity. Australian National University researchers could have already discovered the key to making it a reality. They’ve identified unique molecular messages that travel to our brains and potentially our eyes immediately after exercise. The team believes it may be possible to hijack these and bundle them into a vitamin-like supplement that delivers some of the benefits of physical activity. https://www.aap.com.au/news/scientists-developing-exercise-in-a-pill/
1 December 2021 by IdeaSpies

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Innovation in safe drinking water
Polyglu is a powder, primarily composed of a coagulant made from fermented soybeans, which serves to quicken the clotting of imp
28 November 2021 by IdeaSpies

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Science edges closer to an Alzheimer's vaccine
Researchers based at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute found that by gradually reducing an enzyme in the brain called BACE1, they reversed the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, improving their cognitive function. The scientists hope that this research will eventually produce drugs aimed at this enzyme in human brains. This discovery edges science closer to both a vaccine and a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease which, in an ageing population, is sorely needed. 
19 November 2021 by Phil Wolffe