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Liquid Biopsy May Aid In Diagnosis, Surveillance Of HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

Tumor tissue-modified viral-HPV DNA demonstrated 91.5% sensitivity among patients in the diagnostic cohort and 88.4% in the surveillance cohort.

Tislelizumab Plus Bevacizumab/Chemo Demonstrates Early Efficacy In Cervical Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

The addition of the PD-L1 inhibitor tislelizumab to standard bevacizumab and platinum-doublet chemotherapy in the first-line setting prolonged progression-free survival, produced encouraging responses, and was well tolerated in patients with cervical cancer.

Women Treated For Breast Cancer May Age Faster Than Cancer-free Women

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

NIH study finds radiation shows strongest association, less for surgery and endocrine treatments.

Predicting Bone Metastases Type In Prostate Cancer Using MRI

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

The findings suggest that MRI-based nT2SI measurement may be a valuable tool in predicting the type of BMs in prostate cancer, specifically distinguishing between osteoblastic and non-osteoblastic metastases.

New Alzheimer's Drugs Offer Hope For Bleak Diagnosis But Remain Out Of Reach In UK

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

Estimates by Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society suggest 720,000 people in the UK would meet the treatment criteria used in the clinical trials of lecanemab and donanemab. But they need a diagnosis the NHS just can't deliver.

Lung Cancer Diagnoses Of UK Women To Outnumber Men’s For First Time

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for one in five of the total. It has one of the worst cancer survival rates, which is largely attributed to diagnoses at a late stage, when treatment is less likely to be effective.

A New Target To Slow Down Ageing And Reduce Blood Cancer Risk

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

It seemed to confirm a long-held theory that DNA damage is a key driver of ageing. 

Peppercorn AI Interview – Guiding Customers Through The Purchase Process 

Posted in Business on 3rd Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

Lombard founded Peppercorn in 2020 and it has gone on to secure £1.8m in seed funding. He previously founded two other insurtech companies: Hedgehog and Drivology.

MicroVita Interveiew - Drug Development Based On Live Tissue Cultures

Posted in Business, Science on 3rd Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

The start-up participated in the Future Worlds accelerator and is currently looking for a commercial partner.

Researchers Can Now 3D-model A Room Just From Your Eye Reflections

Posted in Science, Software on 28th Jun, 2023
by Alex Muller

Researchers demonstrate how they're able to take multiple high-definition images of a person moving around a room, then zoom in to look at reflections in their corneas, flip them, remove color and detail the irises might be adding, treat them to remove the curved-mirror distortion, and use them to create 3D images.

A Drug Designed By AI Is Starting Its First Human Trials

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jun, 2023
by Alex Muller

Its drug candidate (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis-a chronic condition where the lungs become scarred and it's hard to breathe) - took just a third of the usual time and a tenth of the usual cost to develop thanks to the company's technology.

Space Colonies: Artificial Photosynthesis May Be Key To Sustained Life Beyond Earth

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2023
by Alex Muller

The exploration of space and our future energy economy have a very similar long-term goal: sustainability. Artificial photosynthesis devices may well become a key part of realizing it.