New cancer therapy eliminates toxic delivery vehicles for microRNA

By linking miRNA to folate scientists, specifically delivered therapeutics to tumors without the need for delivery vehicles. Credit: E.A. Orellana et al., Science Translational Medicine (2017) Researchers at Purdue University … Continue reading New cancer therapy eliminates toxic delivery vehicles for microRNA

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson’s And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening. In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the brains of patients with … Continue reading World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson’s And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

Drug Discovery AI Can Do in a Day What Currently Takes Months

To create a new drug, researchers have to test tens of thousands of compounds to determine how they interact. And that’s the easy part; after a substance is found to … Continue reading Drug Discovery AI Can Do in a Day What Currently Takes Months

Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

Two species of fungus isolated from a highly toxic mine pit in Montana have been thrown together in the lab with unexpected results – the duo teamed up to synthesise … Continue reading Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

Your Blood Type Could Be Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

New research has found a link between having a non-O blood type and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. An analysis of more than 1.3 million people found … Continue reading Your Blood Type Could Be Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy

Researchers found that if the maternal grandmother smoked, this increased by 53% the risk of her grandchildren having a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Credit: © highwaystarz / Fotolia Scientists … Continue reading Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy

Apple Has ‘Secret’ Team of Biomedical Engineers Developing Sensors for Non-Invasively Monitoring Blood Glucose

At a nondescript office in Palo Alto, Apple is rumored to have a small team of biomedical engineers researching better methods for monitoring blood sugar, reports CNBC. Apple’s work on … Continue reading Apple Has ‘Secret’ Team of Biomedical Engineers Developing Sensors for Non-Invasively Monitoring Blood Glucose

China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late

China is about to make a major change to how it uses a last-resort antibiotic called colistin. As part of its efforts against antibiotic overuse, a global problem that has … Continue reading China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late

Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancer

  Some flame retardants used in many home products appear to be associated with the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a new study … Continue reading Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancer