'Breakthrough' CRISPR Treatment Slashes Cholesterol In First Human Clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Nov, 2023
by Alex Muller

For these treatments, scientists extract immune cells or blood cells from the body, edit the cells using CRISPR to correct the genetic mistake, and reinfuse the treated cells into the patient.

New research advances understanding of cancer risk in gene therapies

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

The gene therapy treatment itself is not the likely cause of new DNA mutations in blood stem cells.

Common heart condition linked to 45% higher risk of cognitive decline

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine, Science on 26th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

University College London researchers looked at 4.3 million individuals on the UK's primary electronic health record to identify 233,833 people with the common heart condition atrial fibrillation and 233,747 without it.

Link between fruits, veggies & microbiome confirmed for the first time

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

In addition to highlighting the importance of fruits and vegetables as a natural source of microbiota, the researchers say that their findings also highlight the importance of employing good agricultural practices.

Mediterranean diet intervention may not improve breast cancer prognosis in high-risk patients

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

The consumption of the Mediterranean diet in combination with phytoestrogen does not appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among high-risk women. However, a better prognosis of breast cancer has been observed among women with higher compliance with dietary recommendations.