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Microbes Genetically Engineered To Prevent Obesity

Posted in Featured, Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.

US Funded Study Confirms That Chemicals In Marijuana Help Fight Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The US National Institute on Drug Abuse has officially announced that marijuana holds the power to kill cancer cells.

Biologists Map The Habits Of Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Using an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the signaling networks directing highly invasive cancer cells.

Being Overweight 'reduces Dementia Risk'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

Flipping A Switch In A Common Virus Could Mean Safer Organ Transplants

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Treating organs for CMV before they're transplanted could make the process safer for people with compromised immune systems.