medicine

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.

First as Artificial Neurons Developed for Medical Implants

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 5th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.

"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.

New studies shine light on long-term effects of intermittent fasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research suggests fasting for just one day a month over many years can lengthen lifespan and enhance cardiovascular health, but as always, the new studies are riddled with caveats.