News from Copenhagen: “Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Faculty of Health
From PopSci: Recently,”pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline announced a partnership with Google’s Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) to create effective bioelectronic devices to treat chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel diseases. “Bioelectronics are small devices that are implanted into
From Bloomberg: “The share of those over the age of 65 in the labor force was 19.4 percent on an unadjusted basis in June, up from 15 percent in June 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” and “More
“Arthritis sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists grew a ‘living hip’ in the lab which not only replaces worn cartilage but stops painful joints returning. Researchers in the US have used stem cells to grow cartilage in the
“Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery
“Matthew Gdovin, an associate professor in the UTSA Department of Biology, has developed a newly patented method to kill cancer cells. His discovery, described in a new study in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, may tremendously help people with inoperable
I’ll be moderating a longevity panel tomorrow at VLAB. VLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists, private investors and technologists
From the Telegraph: ““The remarkable recovery we saw in many of these chronic stroke patients was quite surprising,” said Prof Gary Steinberg, Chair of Neurosurgery at Stanford, who has spent 15 years researching stem cells. “This wasn’t just ‘they couldn’t
Here’s a good article by Adam Piore on some of the ways anti-aging scientists are being funded.
From MIT Tech Review: “The treatment is different than any that’s come before because it appears to be an outright cure carried out through a genetic repair. The therapy was tested on 18 children, the first of them 15 years
Lucky mice. Time will tell if it matters for humans. Here’s the study. And the Newsweek write up on it.
Another great article by the WAPO’s Ariana Eunjug Cha. Here’s a small excerpt from the piece: “As a tidal wave of new health-related gadgets, apps and tests hits the market, government agencies like the FDA, Federal Trade Commission and others
Note that the results are for mice only (so far). Human trials are coming soon. Here’s the University press release. And the news story. “Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer’s-like symptoms and
From the Washington Post. “Scientists reported Tuesday on two new studies showing that the medications, which marshal the body’s own immune defenses, are now proving effective against recurrent, difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer and an extremely lethal skin cancer called
Here’s some interesting news from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Mayo Clinic. Researchers found that a combination of two drugs — cancer drug dasatinib and quercetin — “dramatically slows the aging process (in animal models)—alleviating symptoms of frailty,
Looking forward to seeing how this rolls out next year! Read the story here and here.
It’s not a cure, but it’s a start towards one. From the NYT: “Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish
A new study shows that, for a small number of lucky individuals, it is possible to have a faulty gene that causes severe disease and not get that disease (think cystic fibrosis, etc). The problem though is that researchers don’t
From the Telegraph: “Researchers from Orlando Health in Florida detected a biomarker released by the brain during injury. They found that the biomarker can stay in the bloodstream for up to a week – which means patients who suffer delayed
Here it is — the $1000 whole genome. Veritas Genetics is co-founded by Harvard Medical School professor and genetics pioneer Dr. George Church. The company first broke the $1,000 genome barrier in 2015 when it made whole genome sequencing available