biotechnology

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

A clinical trial conducted in Miami found that elderly patients breathed easier and walked longer distances after receiving a single infusion of stem cells.

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

A cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors.

Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location before symptoms appear

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body, has been developed by scientists.

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Terminal cancer patients in complete remission after one gene therapy treatment

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

A gene therapy treatment which boosts a patient's own immune cells has been shown to clear disease from one third of terminal patients.