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Microbiome-altering Alzheimer’s drug unexpectedly approved in China

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The drug, derived from a marine algae, is the first new Alzheimer’s drug to reach the market anywhere in the world in almost 20 years, and is suggested to reduce neuroinflammation by modulating a person’s gut microbiome.

Scientists Found New Antibiotic Molecules, Right In the Human Microbiome

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

We’re looking at “an unprecedented resource for drug discovery from within the human body,”

The First Evidence That Drugs Could Turn Back the Clock on Our Biological Age

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

While not a massive change, the results caught the team off guard. “I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” said Horvath. “That felt kind of futuristic.”

World-first trial investigating psilocybin psychotherapy for anorexia commencing in US

Posted in Medicine, Science on 28th Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

The new trial adds to a growing body of evidence finding psychedelic psychotherapy effective for depression, addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Rigorous study explains how a single gut bacteria species can eat Parkinson’s disease drug

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

The striking study offers a new insight into why medicines do not work the same way in every person, and better understanding these mechanisms may suggest ways to significantly improve the efficacy drugs we have already developed, instead of producing entirely new ones.