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Biomedical technology

First health care device powered by body heat made possible by liquid based metals

In the age of technology everywhere, we are all too familiar with the inconvenience of a dead battery. But for those relying on a wearable health care device to monitor glucose, reduce tremors, or even track heart function, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study validates diagnostic tool for identifying amyloid beta plaques, the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease

Amyloid PET scans provide in-vivo evidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. However, due to their high cost and limited insurance coverage, they are not widely used in clinical settings outside of the VA Healthcare ...

Medical research news

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Machine learning helps define new subtypes of Parkinson's disease

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have used machine learning to define three subtypes of Parkinson's disease based on the pace at which the disease progresses. In addition to having the potential to become an important ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Playing Dungeons and Dragons can support mental health

Playing Dungeons and Dragons can positively support players' mental health, a new study finds. Conducted by researchers at University College Cork (UCC), the findings pave the way for clinicians and psychologists to further ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hormone therapy for breast cancer linked with lower dementia risk

Hormone modulating therapy (HMT) used for the treatment of breast cancer was associated with a 7% lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias later in life, according to a new study published in JAMA ...