medicine

Book summary and review of "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer"

Posted in Reviews, Science on 20th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

A brief Outline and Book review: We are now at the beginning of what looks to be a transformative and transitional era in cancer care, with the advent of a fifth method that could someday replace all the others: cancer immunotherapy.

Anti-aging drugs preserve spinal discs to target age-related back pain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

The findings show that if given early, senolytic drugs can actually slow disc degeneration. This is a novel preventive approach.

Rheumatoid arthritis implants release drugs when they sense inflammation

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

“The cells sit under the skin or in a joint for months, and when they sense an inflammatory environment, they are programmed to release a biologic drug,”

Massive study confirms vaccination reduces risk of long COVID

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

'In terms of the burden of long COVID, it's good news that our research has found that having a double vaccination significantly reduces the risk of both catching the virus and if you do, developing long-standing symptoms,'

Molecular Farming Means the Next Vaccine Could Be Edible and Grown in a Plant

Posted in Medicine, Science on 5th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

Imagine that by eating an orange you are getting vaccinated against the latest virus. That’s one of the goals of molecular farming, a vision to have plants synthesize medications and vaccines.