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New Technologies That Will Change The Way Cancer Is Treated

Posted in Medicine, Reviews on 15th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

One type of cell therapy consists of taking immune T-cells from the patient and genetically engineering them to target a specific cancer antigen.

Alzheimer's blood test may replace invasive spinal taps for diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

Many of the experimental blood tests under development focus on measuring amyloid levels, with one paper published last year describing a way of revealing misfolding amyloid proteins as a way of detecting Alzheimer's cases around eight years before clinical symptoms appeared.

Irregular sleep patterns can double heart disease risk, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

A newly published study is suggesting irregular sleep patterns, such as inconsistent bedtimes from day to day, can potentially double a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Brain scan study discovers a new type of schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The results reveal significant differences in gray matter volumes, distinguishing two distinct types of schizophrenia and busting the previously held notion that all schizophrenia patients brains are the same.

Weeks of Lag and Not Enough Coronavirus Tests

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The US has performed about 500 tests. There is likely low-level outbreaks that cannot be detected.