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AI Links Gut Microbiome To Alzheimer’s

Posted in Medicine, Science on 22nd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Researchers have also linked metabolites to a range of other conditions including heart disease, infertility, cancers, autoimmune disorders, and allergies

Alzheimer’s Risk Associated With Stressful Life Events During Childhood And Midlife, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine, Science on 22nd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

It underscores the potential for early interventions that could target specific life periods to reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk.

NIH Researchers Develop AI Tool With Potential To More Precisely Match Cancer Drugs To Patients

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 22nd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Proof-of-concept study analyzed a newer technology known as single-cell RNA sequencing.

Immunotherapy Developed To Localize Cancer-Killing Molecules

Posted in Medicine, Science on 22nd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

A new immunotherapy has been developed that localizes cytokines to tumors for weeks.

£1.7 Million For The World’s First Vaccine To Prevent Lung Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 21st Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

The scientists developing this lung cancer vaccine will first use lab tests to see if it successfully triggers an immune response. And if the results are positive, the vaccine will move straight into a clinical trial.

How Does Cancer Treatment In The UK Measure Up To Other Countries?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 21st Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Overall, people in the UK were treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often than in comparable countries, and patients 85 and over were the least likely group to receive these treatments.

Study Suggests Tumour Microenvironments Could Predict Cancer Progression

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine, Science on 21st Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and University College London have revealed that examining the immune cells in the environment surrounding a tumour could help predict cancer progression and treatment response.

New Research Suggests 10% Increase In Bowel Cancer Cases By 2040

Posted in Medicine, Science on 21st Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

If trends in bowel cancer continue at the current rate, the number of people diagnosed with the disease will rise from 42,800 to 47,700. The estimated death tally from the disease would reach 2,500.

Prestigious Cancer Research Institute Has Retracted 7 Studies Amid Controversy Over Errors

Posted in Medicine, Science on 21st Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Seven studies from researchers at the prestigious Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have been retracted over the last two months after a scientist blogger alleged that images used in them had been manipulated or duplicated.

New Treatment Approach For Hard-To-Treat Cancers Shows Promise

Posted in Medicine, Science on 21st Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Treating cancer is like navigating a gigantic maze. Now, imagine a way to see a clear path forward toward better treatment options. That's the goal of functional precision medicine.

Tardigrade Proteins Upgrade Damage Resistance Of Human Cells

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

Just like tardigrades, when you put human cells that have these proteins into biostasis, they become more resistant to stresses, conferring some of the tardigrades' abilities to the human cells."

Debate And Innovation Define Nuclear Energy's Present And Future

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 3rd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

If the goal is to decarbonize quickly and with as little social pain as possible, "Nuclear is essential," says Kai Vetter, a nuclear physicist at the University of California, Berkeley.