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Ultrasound implant helps potent cancer drug cross blood-brain barrier

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

The new Northwestern research demonstrates a novel, less toxic, formulation of paclitaxel, delivered in conjunction with the implanted ultrasound device results in a five-fold increase in levels of the drug reaching the brain.

Brain circuit linked to impulsive overeating discovered

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study is suggesting a neural circuit previously implicated in overeating may be more broadly linked to impulse control. The research hypothesizes behavioral disorders, from drug addiction to excessive gambling, could be treated by regulating this neural pathway.

The resurrection of a failed Alzheimer’s drug set to test FDA approval process

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

Experts are divided on the efficacy data concerning a novel Alzheimer's drug, but it's now up to the FDA to judge whether a controversial Phase 3 trial is enough for market approval

Trial suggests fasting 14 hours a day helps diabetes and weight loss

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

Restricting food intake to a 10-hour window each day may help people suffering from metabolic syndromes.

"Liquid health check" offers blood test predicting future disease risk

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new proof-of-concept study is suggesting a novel blood test could effectively predict a person’s risk in developing a broad array of different diseases.