World-first drug lowers genetic form of “bad cholesterol” by up to 65%

Posted in Medicine on 31st Aug, 2023
by Alex Muller

“This drug is a game-changer in more ways than one,” Nicholls said. “Not only do we have an option for lowering an elusive form of cholesterol, but being able to deliver it in an oral tablet means it will be more accessible for patients.”

All Animal Intelligence Was Shaped By Just Five Leaps In Brain Evolution

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

These five transitions help us make sense of our place among the stunning diversity of animal intelligences.

Japan's Daiichi Sankyo gets US FDA nod for blood cancer treatment

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

AML is one of the most common types of blood cancer in adults. Mutations in the FLT3 gene, which plays a role in helping white blood cells grow, can cause excess growth of these cells and lead to an aggressive form of leukemia.

Predicting bone metastases type in prostate cancer using MRI

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

The findings suggest that MRI-based nT2SI measurement may be a valuable tool in predicting the type of BMs in prostate cancer, specifically distinguishing between osteoblastic and non-osteoblastic metastases.

Lung cancer diagnoses of UK women to outnumber men’s for first time

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for one in five of the total. It has one of the worst cancer survival rates, which is largely attributed to diagnoses at a late stage, when treatment is less likely to be effective.