Science Bites: Drug combinations for treatment of colorectal cancer, Discovery of senolytic drugs with potential to delay ageing
Science Bites: Drug combinations for treatment of colorectal cancer, Discovery of senolytic drugs with potential to delay ageing
Recently, studies have unveiled that a potent drug combination can be used an alternative to conventional chemotherapy or radiotherapy to treat colorectal cancer. Senolytic drugs can be used to slow down changes associated with senility such as diminished ability to walk and strength.
What makes us tick: A peek into our biological clock
What makes us tick: A peek into our biological clock
The much-anticipated Nobel Prize announced on 2 October this year’s laureates in Physiology or Medicine – three US scientists for their work on our body’s biological clock.
In search of the next Alzheimer’s drug
In search of the next Alzheimer’s drug
Yet, another drug for Alzheimer's disease had failed in its late phase clinical trial. Intepirdine, a selective serotonin receptor 6 antagonist developed by Axovant Sciences, did not halt disease progression – and missed the goal of improving memory and physical functions.
Healthcare advocates: Celebrities turn the spotlight on diseases
Healthcare advocates: Celebrities turn the spotlight on diseases
Beyond fame and riches, celebrities are getting a larger pulpit on the health arena – using media portals to open up their health battles. While they lift us up, their responsibility alongside their great influence remains debatable.
Medical breakthrough: Discovery of seven subtypes of medulloblastoma paves the way for more targeted cancer treatment
Medical breakthrough: Discovery of seven subtypes of medulloblastoma paves the way for more targeted cancer treatment
Decoding the biological makeup of seven different types of medulloblastoma is crucial to develop more specific treatment.
Progress and promise: A recap of the latest studies on women’s health
Progress and promise: A recap of the latest studies on women’s health
Latest research on women’s health have shed much more light in areas of pre-term labour, cervical cancer screening and hormone replacement therapy.
The pitfalls of genetic testing
The pitfalls of genetic testing
Genetic testing company, Invitae, has come under fire after an 11-month error in its test which went unchecked – affecting 50,000 test samples – that may be linked to an increased risk of cancer.
“Women are different”—Gender disparities in medicine cannot be overlooked
“Women are different”—Gender disparities in medicine cannot be overlooked
Back in the day, men had clinical trial populations, evidence-based medicine and disease management all tailored to them. Researchers have since recognised and amplified the gender differences in medicine, which need to be addressed for safety and general healthcare equity.
WHO launches new Non-Communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017
WHO launches new Non-Communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017
WHO has recently launched the WHO Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Progress Monitor to urge all governments globally to step up their efforts in controlling NCDs. Progress has been impeded in many countries and bolder actions are urgently needed to address these constraints.
Worldwide phenomenon: Poor diet linked to death, global study reveals
Worldwide phenomenon: Poor diet linked to death, global study reveals
A comprehensive global study has revealed how millions of people don’t seem to care much about the effects their diet has on their health.
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