covid

One year on: How has COVID-19 affected cancer services?

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

Disruption to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment has led to more than 45,000 fewer people starting cancer treatment between the start of the pandemic and March 2021 – the so called ‘missing cancer patients’.

23andMe’s Huge Covid-19 Study Draws Links Between the Virus and Our Genetics

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2021
by Alex Muller

The blood link to Covid-19 susceptibility is intriguing, but doesn’t change treatments.

Cancer drug lessens the toxicity of a protein from COVID-19 virus

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Discovery opens door to testing more effective drugs for treating COVID-19 patients

How repurposing a drug in a COVID-19 trial could benefit people with cancer

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

“There was evidence from scientists in Germany around repurposing a drug, used to treat inflammation of the pancreas, that might also be able to reduce the severity of COVID-19 by blocking an enzyme the virus needs to get into cells. The key aim is to treat as early as possible”

AI able to Accurately Predict the Covid-19 ‘Escape' Mutations

Posted in Medicine, Science on 11th Feb, 2021
by Alex Muller

In recent years, AI has gotten extremely efficient at modeling both grammar and semantics in human language, which is turning out to be a surprisingly useful tool in understand the development of covid's genetic mutations.