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Pong-playing Brain Cells Can Teach Us About Better Medicine And AI

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

"You can take samples from donors, grow genotypically similar neurons, which we can then use to test drugs, which will then hopefully have the same parameters as donor cells"

Cancer-killing Virus Shows Promise In Patients

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

A new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells is showing big promise in early human trials, say UK scientists.

Lung Cancer Treatment: Specific Gene Mutation May Be A Key

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Data from a new study found that the mutated KRAS gene influences the lipids and metabolism of lipids in lung cancer. Their findings suggest that targeting components of lipid metabolism and synthesis could be part of effective lung cancer treatments.

Breakthrough Pancreatic Cancer Research

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers from the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJ Cancer Research Institute) / the La Trobe University School of Cancer Medicine, have discovered a novel drug target to potentially improve the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Could Covid Vaccine Technology Crack Cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Many promising cancer trials end in failure. It may be several years before we know if BioNTech's treatments for bowel cancer, melanoma and other tumour types really do live up to the hype.