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Cancer-killing Virus Shows Promise In Patients

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

A new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells is showing big promise in early human trials, say UK scientists.

Lung Cancer Treatment: Specific Gene Mutation May Be A Key

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Data from a new study found that the mutated KRAS gene influences the lipids and metabolism of lipids in lung cancer. Their findings suggest that targeting components of lipid metabolism and synthesis could be part of effective lung cancer treatments.

New Ways Of Viewing Scientific History

Posted in Interviews, Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

Patricia Fara, a historian of science at Cambridge University and the 2022 recipient of the Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics, spoke about her work and the role of science history in today’s world. This is an extract from her interview.

How Insufficient Sleep Can Damage Your Immune Stem Cells

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

The findings help draw a direct line between sleep problems and cardiovascular disease, as well as offering some clues to how general immune dysfunction can be triggered by poor sleep.

New Trial Finds First-Ever Alzheimer's Drug To Slow Cognitive Decline

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The prospect of a disease-modifying drug for Alzheimer's disease is an exciting one, which could improve many lives."