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Virgin birth: embryos grown without eggs or sperm
The recipe for mammalian life is simple: take an egg, add sperm and wait. But two new papers demonstrate that there’s another way. Under the right conditions, stem cells can divide and self-organize into an embryo. In studies published in Cell and Nature recently, two groups report that they have grown synthetic mouse embryos for 8.5 days, longer than ever before. The embryos developed distinct organs — a beating heart, a gut tube and even neural folds.Research is being conducted at University of Cambridge, UK, and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. For more information: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02334-2
13 November 2022 by Trevor Rowe

Healthcare

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Ryan's Rule
Ryan's Rule is a 3-step process to support patients of any age, their families and carers, to raise concerns if a patient’s heal
25 October 2022 by Trevor Rowe

Healthcare

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Soleus push-ups: increased metabolism while sitting
Marc Hamilton, Professor of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston, has discovered such an approach for optimal
26 September 2022 by Trevor Rowe

Healthcare

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Early warning of patient's deteriorating condition
Scientists at CSIRO (Australia's Government Science & Industrial Research Organisation) are developing a machine learning tool which provides an early warning to medical professionals of a patient’s deteriorating condition.   The study, published in Nature: Scientific Reports, showed the early warning deterioration alerts can be set to monitor patients two to eight hours before they are triggered by current clinical criteria.  CSIRO's Dr Dr Sankalp Khanna says, 'Until now there hasn’t been a way to harness all the data to predict patient health. This new tool has the potential to transform the day-to-day functioning of health systems'.     
22 September 2022 by Trevor Rowe

Healthcare

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Walkers are getting better
For people with a disability or unsteady on their feet, there are new walking aids.  With traditional walkers or rollators, a problem can arise for a number of users if they bend forward and in so doing carry their weight on their arms and hands.  This can result in pain.   Such users are soon walking with a hunched back.  A solution to this issue is a taller, upright walker, which enables walking with an upright posture.  Apart from improving posture there is the potential cardiovascular improvement and it is easier to look forward and see people. 
6 September 2022 by Trevor Rowe

Healthcare

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New gel: the future of dental care?
Currently, there’s no way to whiten your teeth and also prevent cavities. In fact, whitening products can often damage our teeth
4 September 2022 by Trevor Rowe