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Augmented injection gives mammals night vision.

Vision is essential for humans, with mammals able to detect visible light between 400 and 700 nm on the electromagnetic spectrum.  In mammalian photoreceptor cells, light-absorbing pigments, consisting of opsins … Continue Reading Augmented injection gives mammals night vision.

Large-scale human study shows blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries.

After a hit to the head or rapid whiplash, whether from a car crash, athletic event or other accident, millions of Americans develop traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. TBIs … Continue Reading Large-scale human study shows blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries.

Non-invasive neuroimaging marker shows great potential for Alzheimer’s risk detection.

Individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) are at twice the risk of others in their age group of progressing to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently there is no conclusive test that … Continue Reading Non-invasive neuroimaging marker shows great potential for Alzheimer’s risk detection.

New non-invasive test predicts long-term death risk in humans even without heart disease symptoms.

A new non-invasive scan can be used to determine the extent of plaque buildup in the heart accurately predicts the likelihood of heart attack or death over a 15-year period. … Continue Reading New non-invasive test predicts long-term death risk in humans even without heart disease symptoms.

New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

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