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Study In Mice Reveals How High Cholesterol Helps Cancer Spread

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

“There is an abundance of epidemiological evidence linking hypercholesterolemia to poorer outcomes in [people] with most cancers, [and now] we think we have found why and have defined a completely new way to treat these cancers.”

National Cancer Research Institute Endorses CBD Science Group As They Pioneer Real World Research Into Cancer Pain

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

CBD Science Group is delighted to confirm that it's Real World Evidence (RWE) Study has been endorsed by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Executive Group.

Book Review And Summary Of The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand And Treat Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 20th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer, urges us to go beyond the basic hallmarks, to understand cancer; and, in so doing, to think of new ways to prevent and treat the disease.

Interview With David Sinclair: Advancing The Treatments For Aging As A Disease

Posted in Interviews, Medicine, Science on 13th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

A painful descent into old age isn't something we have to accept, David Sinclair explains why in this interview:

How Old Is The Universe? Our Answer Keeps Getting Better

Posted in Featured, Science on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

As measurements of the early and modern universes have gotten more precise, they’ve started to clash.

Pesticides Might Be Worse For Bees Than We Thought

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

“Wild bees are really important, and those are the bees that are doing really badly,”

New Research Shows There Is Probably No Water Under The South Pole Of Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

Mars may have clay under its South Pole, not liquid water, as some researchers previously suspected. After years of scientific mystery, a new study is one of three recent works that give evidence for alternate explanations to the Martian lakes hypothesis.

Moderna Says Vaccine Efficacy Still Strong After 6 Months, But Booster Likely To Be Needed

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The company does note that a possible reduction in efficacy in the face of the new Delta variant indicates a likely need for third dose boosters later in 2021.

Combining Cancer Therapies For Better Patient Outcomes

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

A Triple-combo of drugs targeting pancreatic cancer is going into human trials.

Is DeepMind’s New Reinforcement Learning System A Step Toward General AI?

Posted in Software on 5th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The paper proves that if you can create a complex enough environment, design the right reinforcement learning architecture, and expose your models to enough experience , you’ll be able to generalize to various kinds of tasks in the same environment.

An Artificial Pancreas Has Been Trialed In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

A successful trial means that hopefully this technology will one day be able to give diabetes patients the same life and ability as those who don't have the condition. This is a very big step in that direction.

WHO Wants COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Redirected To Countries In Need

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The goal, says the WHO, is to have 10 percent of every country vaccinated within two months.