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New Oral Migraine Prevention Drug Approved By FDA

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Continuing the wave of cutting-edge new migraine drugs reaching the American market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the first oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist for acute migraine treatment.

Drug Targeting Common Cancer Cause Enters Phase 2 Clinical Trials

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Known as AMG 510, the drug targets a gene mutation that’s one of the most common causes of cancer.

Retail Robots Are On The Rise

Posted in Business, Hardware on 21st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

As countless robots work behind the scenes to stock shelves, serve customers, and deliver products to our doorstep, the speed of retail will accelerate. These changes are already underway.

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner In Wrong Orbit After Maiden Launch

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The rendezvous with the ISS has been abandoned in favor of returning the capsule to a controlled landing at Whites Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after about 48 hours.

IBM's Lithium Battery Uses Seawater Materials Instead Of Heavy Metals

Posted in Business, Featured, Hardware on 20th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

IBM has unveiled a new battery that relies on materials from seawater.

Microdosing LSD For Alzheimer’s Proves Safe In Early Human Trial

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

New results have been published from one of the first placebo-controlled clinical trials investigating the effects of microdosing LSD. This Phase 1 trial is the first step in testing whether these kinds of psychedelic microdose methods could be useful as a therapeutic approach for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists Discover How Cancer Radiotherapy Can Damage The Brain

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

New research could lead to approaches that prevent brain damage.

Gene Therapy For Sickle-Cell Anemia Looks Promising, But It’s Riddled With Controversy

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Gene therapy is fighting to enter mainstream medicine. With sickle cell disease, the fight is heating up.

SpaceX Rocket Emissions Similar To Large Jets Crossing The Oceans

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 18th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Sub-orbital flights should need only need about 25% of the fuel. This would reduce Starship emissions to about 200 tons of CO2 per flight.

Alzheimer’s Drugs Reverse Broader Aging

Posted in Medicine on 14th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We are now using a variety of animal models to investigate how this neuroprotective pathway regulates specific molecular aspects of mitochondrial biology, and their effects on aging and Alzheimer’s,”

Ultrasound Implant Helps Potent Cancer Drug Cross Blood-brain Barrier

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The new Northwestern research demonstrates a novel, less toxic, formulation of paclitaxel, delivered in conjunction with the implanted ultrasound device results in a five-fold increase in levels of the drug reaching the brain.

NASA Releases Martian Water Map For Future Astronauts

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The single most valuable resource for manned deep space missions is water. The most obvious reason is that it's literally vital for keeping astronauts alive by providing drinking water and oxygen, but it's also important because water can be converted into rocket fuel.