UK cancer research studies fell 32% in first year of Covid, say charities

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

National Cancer Research Institute says funding was hit as charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled due to pandemic.

First Controlled Human Trial Shows Cutting Calories Improves Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The trial found that cutting calories by a mere 14 percent for 2 years, about one less muffin per day, conferred multiple health benefits known to combat aging.

Pancreatic Cancer: Cellular Process Points To Potential Treatment Target

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

Inhibition of a key protein limits cancer growth. The researchers' findings, which have been published in PNAS, may herald a new treatment target for aggressive cancers.

Ketogenic diet could enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

By depriving the body of sugar, the ketogenic diet forces the body to break down fats to generate molecules known as ketone bodies that can be burned by cells to generate energy.

New Bio-Ink May Allow 3D-Printed Organs To Be Frozen For Storage

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

Depending on factors such as the printing material being used, 3D-bioprinted tissue currently has to be implanted within no more than a few hours to a few days of being created.