New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs

A recent achievement in the field of protein research allows for better tailored pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects; the method was developed by two University of Copenhagen researchers FACULTY OF SCIENCE – UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN Protein research is one of the hottest areas […]

Malicious brain cell identified

Surprising finding fills gap in understanding astrocytes’ role in brain disease SANFORD BURNHAM PREBYS MEDICAL DISCOVERY INSTITUTE Astrocytes–the star-shaped cells of our brain–are very busy. Their job description includes maintaining the blood-brain barrier, removing excess neurotransmitters, repairing brain tissue and […]

VR Prototype Provides Disability Support Workers With Proper Training

An Australian company, House with No Steps, debuts a VR prototype to better train disability support workers on how to handle potentially dangerous situations. In an industry with insurmountable variables, such as disability support, VR can provide endless opportunities for training. “Virtual reality is a powerful tool,” […]

FDA approves novel treatment for hairy cell leukemia

(HealthDay)—Lumoxiti (moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk) injection has been approved to treat certain instances of relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yesterday. Lumoxiti, a CD22-directed cytotoxin, was approved for adults who have had at least two prior therapies for […]

Study: A Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefit For Healthy Older People

Many healthy Americans take a baby aspirin every day to reduce their risk of having a heart attack, getting cancer and even possibly dementia. But is it really a good idea? Daily low-dose aspirin can be of help to older people with an elevated risk for a heart attack. But for healthy older people, […]

Paper Test for Monitoring Phenylalanine and Other Metabolites in Blood

People with congenital phenylketonuria, a condition in which the amino acid phenylalanine is overproduced, have to undergo regular blood testing. This is important in part because maintaining a proper diet can reduce phenylalanine levels, so gauging the effectiveness of one’s […]

Extraordinary Case: 4 People Get Cancer From Donated Organs

There are rare instances wherein organ donors unwittingly pass infectious diseases to the organ recipients, but an even rarer occurrence is passing cancer through the transplant. In Europe, four people who received organs from a single donor develop breast cancer […]

New Blood Test Will Determine Your Body Clock: Here’s Why You Need To Know

A new blood test will be able to determine a person’s body clock compared to external time, a breakthrough that may help with personalized medical treatments. The biological clock is officially referred to as circadian rhythms, a burgeoning field of […]

Can We Alleviate Loneliness with Technologies?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Skype, Gmail, iMessage, text message, phone call – a billion ways to connect with fellow humans in the digital world. Why is it then that loneliness levels are rising? Can technologies alleviate feeling alone? Samantha, the […]