medicine

Another Win For Senolytics: Fighting Aging At The Cellular Level

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Aging triggers a type of immune cells to pump out CD38, a nasty chemical from immune cells that eats up NAD. But why? More importantly, how can we stop it?

Will The Coronavirus Evolve To Be Less Deadly?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Regular boosters may be necessary as the virus cycles, not because the virus is rapidly evolving, but because human immunity may wane.

Alphabet's New Project Uses AI To Try To Diagnose Depression From Brain Waves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

EEGs have been widely used to study swallowing, classify mental states, and diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders such as neurogenic pain and epilepsy, as well as to classify emotions.

Gum Disease Can Influence Heart Disease, Diabetes And Even Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

Severe periodontitis, or gum disease, has long been observationally associated with broader systemic diseases.

A Quick Guide To The Turbo-Charged Search For Coronavirus Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

You may have heard the rule of thumb that a new drug against a new target takes at least 10 years to develop. Thanks to previous coronaviruses SARS and MERS, scientists have a general idea of how they work.