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New drug reverses effects of Alzheimers disease in mice

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STEP on learning and memory. These cognitive functions are impaired in Alzheimers.

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test that can detect all cancers.

Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Researchers have made some inroads in the fight against Alzheimers disease, but as yet no definitive cure has been found.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Tibetan altitude gene inherited 'from extinct species'

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

A gene that allows present-day people to cope with life at high altitude was inherited from an extinct species of human, Nature journal has reported.