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Algorithm Identifies New Treatment for Neuroblastoma

Posted in Medicine, Science on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening.

US cancer death rates report reveals sharpest ever single-year decline

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The steady decline is attributed to a range of factors, with the period examined including the sharpest one-year decline ever recorded.

Brain imaging breakthrough predicts Alzheimer's decline in early stages

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Utilizing a recently developed brain imaging technique new research suggests that measuring accumulated levels of a protein called tau may predict future neurodegeneration associated with Alzihemer’s disease.

Protein infusion could reduce heart failure risk after heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the Western world. A part of the problem is that even if one survives a heart attack, damage to the heart muscle results in the formation of thick scar tissue that can increase the chance of heart failure.

Novel dementia vaccine on track for human trials within two years

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The researchers suggest this "dementia vaccine" is now ready for human trials, and if successful could become the “breakthrough of the next decade.”