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Medicine

Gene Editing Still Needs Improved Accuracy To Fix Genetic Diseases Inside Bodies

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

There has been a lot of progress with gene editing to precisely engineer the genome. We are close to starting to fix major gene-related diseases like sickle cell anemia.

Two-stage Diagnostic Process Detects Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Appear

Posted in Medicine on 6th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new two-step diagnostic process is claiming to confidently detect Alzheimer's disease nearly a decade before clinical symptoms appear.

Dual Clinical Trials Suggest Vasopressin Hormone Therapy Can Treat Autism

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Both blocking and boosting vasopressin does seems to confer social improvements in some autistic subjects

New Form Of Dementia Discovered, Redefining Mainstream Alzheimer’s Science

Posted in Medicine, Science on 2nd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

This "excellent" study will cause many scientists to reevaluate the results from past failed clinical trials.

Common Blood Pressure Medication May Be Repurposed To Treat Dementia And Parkinson’s

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The drug was effective in inducing autophagy and in enhancing the clearance of toxic proteins across all animal models.