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Wearable Cancer Detection Tests 1-2% of Blood Over 2 Hours

Posted in Medicine on 15th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Tumors can release more than 1,000 cancer cells into the bloodstream in a single minute.

Promising new Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human trials

Posted in Medicine, Science on 14th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

These trials will inevitably take years to complete before it becomes clear whether the drug actually works in human patients, or whether PRI-002 will become yet another chapter in the ever-growing compendium of failed Alzheimer's drugs.

Striking study reveals how dietary fats enter the brain and cause depression

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

"We often use fatty food to comfort ourselves as it tastes really good, however in the long term, this is likely to affect one's mood in a negative way"

Gene Editing Still Needs Improved Accuracy to Fix Genetic Diseases Inside Bodies

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

There has been a lot of progress with gene editing to precisely engineer the genome. We are close to starting to fix major gene-related diseases like sickle cell anemia.

Two-stage diagnostic process detects Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

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

A new two-step diagnostic process is claiming to confidently detect Alzheimer's disease nearly a decade before clinical symptoms appear.