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Posted on May 2, 2021

If Interested, This Is How To Extend Our Life Spans: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

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. […]

Posted on April 20, 2021

Pfizer Hits A Homerun: The World Applauds- Raymond Rupert

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. […]

Posted on March 31, 2021

AbCellera’s Blockbuster Drug Not Available in Canada?

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 […]

Posted on October 6, 2020

Pharmacogenomics Is The Best:

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 […]

Posted on July 24, 2019

Study Of 4000 Cancer Patients: Meeting Their Needs

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 […]

Posted on June 5, 2019

True Advocacy In Action: Families Form A Buying Group For An Expensive CF Drug

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 […]

Posted on May 28, 2019

Brilliant Science & Fetal Surgery For Spina Bifida:

‘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 […]

Posted on March 5, 2019

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 & […]

Posted on March 5, 2019

Discovery Of New Drugs For Depression:

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.

Posted on March 5, 2019

Young Plasma For Alzheimer’s Disease: Emerging Science That Might Prove To Be Brilliant- @Alkahest

Recent scientific data support the existence of beneficial “rejuvenating” factors in young plasma and the presence of “age-promoting” factors in old plasma.

Posted on March 4, 2019

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.

Posted on February 14, 2019

The Importance Of Data And Medical Research: from Medint

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.

Posted on February 12, 2019

Ultraprocessed Foods Are Killing Us: Hard Evidence Presented

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.

Posted on February 10, 2019

Active Listening And Deep Thinking Or Stay Home:

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.

Posted on January 21, 2019

Who Gets Treatment For Mental Health Disorders: World Health Organization

“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.”

Posted on January 18, 2019

Sandwich Generation Reports Increasing Personal Mental Health Challenges: UK Report.

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.

Posted on January 17, 2019

Stem Cells To The Rescue For Blindness: Brilliant Science At Work

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.

Posted on January 13, 2019

Brilliant Innovation In Neuroscience

Brilliant Innovators And Scientists In Neuroscience Develop Vaccines To Treat Alzheimers.

Posted on January 3, 2019

Testing Baby DNA: BabySeq study Finds 9% of Babies Have A Monogenic Disease:

Testing Baby DNA:  BabySeq Study Finds 9% of Babies Have Monogenic Disease Impacting One Gene.

Posted on January 1, 2019

Reputation Is More Important Now Than Ever

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.

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