HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Posted in Breakthrough Stories, Medicine on 20th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents.

Injecting immune stimulants turns tumors into "cancer vaccine factories"

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new way of supercharging the body's immune system so that it can take the upper hand and destroy tumor cells around the body.

Melanin injections found to highlight and hinder tumors

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The pigment melanin is a natural defense against skin cancer, and now it could help fight other cancers too.

Sleeping with your screens on is bad for you, whether you know it or not

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

“The two biggest issues with sleeping with a TV on are light and noise,”