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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.

Advanced radiotherapy ‘must play central role’ in clearing Covid’s cancer backlog

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

During the Covid-19 pandemic, radiotherapy may be a safer treatment option than chemotherapy or surgery in certain cases while the incidence of coronavirus remains high – as it often involves fewer and shorter visits to hospital and therefore less exposure to the virus.

Positive Thinking Is Powerful During and After Cancer Treatment

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

“I can’t say for certain whether my optimism has kept me going, but it has taught me that good things can come from a bad situation. I’ve been lucky before. I could be again.”

Stressed out, the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy, but at a cost

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2021
by Alex Muller

A group of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are beginning to discover new vulnerabilities in cancer cells, which emerge when they enter 'survival mode'

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