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Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases

A Chinese hospital on Thursday launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 16:42:02

US, Chinese universities partner in diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia

The University of Michigan (UM) Medical School has partnered with Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) in developing a portable DNA sequencer to diagnose ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critical care patients.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 11:19:13

American scientists develop HIV vaccine for non-human primates

American scientists have developed an experimental HIV vaccine strategy that works in non-human primates, which lends clues to identifying target and dosage for potential HIV vaccine for humans.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:38:24

New vaccine significantly reduces toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease: study

US researchers have developed a DNA vaccine that successfully held off Alzheimer's disease in animal tests. The vaccine, if proven safe and effective in human trials, could reduce dementia cases by half.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 22:36:28

40 million diabetics might face insulin shortage by 2030: study

As the morbidity rate of type 2 diabetes keeps increasing, about 40 million people with the disease will not have access to insulin for treatment by 2030, a recent study from Stanford University suggested.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 13:24:18

More than 60% of Chinese people view gene editing therapeutics favorably

On November 9, 2018, China's first public opinion poll on the therapeutic use of gene editing was released today, with a condensed English version entitled “Report on Chinese Public Attitudes on Gene Editing”. The report was conducted by the Key Laboratory of Public Opinion in Big Data Analysis and Simulation of Guangdong Province at Sun Yat-Sen University. The majority of the Chinese general public currently accepts the therapeutic use of gene editing to treat or prevent genetic disease in adults and children — and rejects non-therapeutic uses, such as increasing IQs, as applications that should be illegal.
Source: | 2018/11/9 17:13:26

AI may help predict Alzheimer's disease 6 years before doctors

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by US researchers may be capable of detecting the early signs of Alzheimer's disease six years before doctors can make an actual diagnosis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 12:06:02

Chinese scientists discover better treatment for liver transplant rejection

Chinese scientists have potentially found a more effective solution to liver transplant rejection, which is life-threatening when it occurs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 18:28:33

Israeli researchers develop drug for leukemia

Israeli researchers have developed a new biological drug for acute myeloid leukemia with a cure rate of 50 percent on lab mice, as published Friday by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 6:49:02

Study shows drug combo can strangle tumor cells

A study published on Thursday in the journal Chem showed that a combination of existing drugs could reduce the size of cancerous tumors much more effectively than current treatments.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 11:11:41