Kane Tanaka is 118 years of age. She lives in Fukuoka, Japan. There is a dramatic increase in the number of centenarians in all countries. Science is discovering new ways to prolong life and possibly reverse aging. That’s the good news. Previously, until the middle of the 18th century, life spans rarely exceeded 35 years. […]
On March 19, 2020, as Covid-19 swept across the world, Bourla challenged everyone at Pfizer and its partner BioNTech — a German company focused on cancer immunotherapies — to “make the impossible possible”: develop a vaccine more quickly than anyone ever had before, ideally within six months and certainly before the end of the year. […]
Abcellera is Canada’s most valuable biotech company. It licensed its antibody for COVID 19 called bamlanivimab to Eli Lilly. This licensing deal has lead to monumental royalties of US$233M in revenue and US$119M in net profit. A winner beyond words. Bamlanivimab is used to reduce hospitalizations by up to 80% in recently diagnosed patients and […]
Many doctors are concerned about selecting and dosing medications for depression and anxiety. There is lots of uncertainty before writing the script. Now the team at RCM Health Consultancy has a new tool. We get a buccal swab test. The pharmacogenomics test tells us what medications to use and how to dose them. It also […]
The patient perspective is too often forgotten in considerations of how cancer care can be improved. The All.Can patient survey gave us a unique opportunity to ask this question directly to those who have had personal experience of cancer. Almost 4,000 cancer patients and caregivers from more than 10 countries across the world responded to […]
Guardian June 5 2019 Parents of children with cystic fibrosis who are desperate to use a drug that the NHS cannot afford are forming a buyers club to obtain a cut-price version made in Argentina where the patent does not apply. Angry at the stalemate between Vertex, the US manufacturer of Orkambi, and NHS England, the families […]
‘She’s wiggling her toes’: New fetal surgery for spina bifida may be safer for both baby and mom By USHA LEE MCFARLING Stat Magazine May 28 2019 LOS ANGELES — Gilda Giron was 13 weeks pregnant and barely showing when she started to worry. Something wasn’t right with her ultrasound image. At 16 weeks, Gilda […]
Ketamine Nasal Spray Provides A New Approach To Treatment Resistant Depression: New York Times March 5 2019
Of the 16 million American adults who live with depression, as many as one-quarter gain little or no benefit from available treatments, whether drugs or talk therapy. They represent perhaps the greatest unmet need in psychiatry.A newly approved treatment, called esketamine, is a nasal spray developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a branch of Johnson & […]
In experiments with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report a promising advance in the search for a new class of drugs to treat major depression.
Recent scientific data support the existence of beneficial “rejuvenating” factors in young plasma and the presence of “age-promoting” factors in old plasma.
Brilliant Science At Work Helping Alzheimer’s Patients And Their Families: Dr Morgan Barense at U of T.
The sci-fi-esque Hippocamera is a digital memory augmentation device that acts like an external hippocampus.
In his latest book “AI Superpowers”, Lee describes his resolve to deeply understand his medical situation: “as a trained scientist whose life hang in the balance, I couldn’t help trying to better understand the disease and quantify my chances of survival.
In the United States, 61% of an adult’s total diet comes from ultraprocessed foods, in Canada, it is 62%, and in the UK, that proportion is 63%, a recent study found. Yet research also indicates that eating ultraprocessed foods can lead to obesity, high blood pressure and cancer, the study authors say.
Complex cases without a known cause require a unique approach. The approach includes the essential skills of active listening, patient engagement and deep thinking together with collaborative or shared decision making.
“Health systems have not yet adequately responded to the burden of mental disorders. As a consequence, the gap between the need for treatment and its provision is wide all over the world.”
Those who care for both sick, disabled or older relatives and dependent children are more likely to report symptoms of mental ill-health, feel less satisfied with life and struggle financially compared to the general population, the ONS research said.
Researchers in California expect to launch a clinical trial of stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration this year. It is planning the first study in humans using what are called induced pluripotent stem cells, which were discovered 12 years ago and won a 2012 Nobel Prize.
Brilliant Innovators And Scientists In Neuroscience Develop Vaccines To Treat Alzheimers.
Testing Baby DNA: BabySeq Study Finds 9% of Babies Have Monogenic Disease Impacting One Gene.
Gloria Origgi is an Italian philosopher, and a tenured senior researcher at CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris. Her latest book is Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters (2017), translated by Stephen Holmes and Noga Arikha.