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Phage Therapy Kills Superbug Behind Many ICU Infections
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Virology
Phage Therapy Kills Superbug Behind Many ICU Infections
Combining a bacteria-killing virus and an antibiotic was able to wipe out an infection of the superbug A. baumannii in mice.
January 15, 2021

Combining a bacteria-killing virus and an antibiotic was able to wipe out an infection of the superbug A. baumannii in mice.

Cancer
Cancer Cells Can Hibernate to Escape Chemotherapy
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Cancer
Cancer Cells Can Hibernate to Escape Chemotherapy
A new study has found evidence that cancer cells hibernate, slowing down their division and waiting out the harsh environment of chemotherapy.
January 10, 2021

A new study has found evidence that cancer cells hibernate, slowing down their division and waiting out the harsh environment of chemotherapy.

Medical Innovation
These Brain Implants Can Predict an Epileptic Seizure Days in Advance
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Medical Innovation
These Brain Implants Can Predict an Epileptic Seizure Days in Advance
For the first time, a study has shown that brain activity could be used to forecast the onset of epileptic seizures several days in advance.
January 3, 2021

For the first time, a study has shown that brain activity could be used to forecast the onset of epileptic seizures several days in advance.

Medical Innovation
A Cancer Immunotherapy Technique May Prevent Diabetes
immunotherapy for diabetes
Medical Innovation
A Cancer Immunotherapy Technique May Prevent Diabetes
Engineered immune cells can fight off rogue T cells which damage the pancreas and cause type 1 diabetes.
By Sarah Wells
January 3, 2021

Engineered immune cells can fight off rogue T cells which damage the pancreas and cause type 1 diabetes.

Medical Innovation
These Are the Medical Breakthroughs That Inspired Us in 2020
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Medical Innovation
These Are the Medical Breakthroughs That Inspired Us in 2020
2020 has put medicine to the forefront like never before. Freethink’s B. David Zarley looked back on the year and chose three medical developments that inspired him.
December 24, 2020

2020 has put medicine to the forefront like never before. Freethink’s B. David Zarley looked back on the year and chose three medical developments that inspired him.

Medicine
Genetically Engineered Tomato Can Grow Drug to Treat Parkinson’s
biopharmaceutical drug for parkinsons
Medicine
Genetically Engineered Tomato Can Grow Drug to Treat Parkinson’s
The latest biopharmaceutical is a drug for Parkinson’s disease, Levodopa, produced by genetically modified tomato plants.
December 13, 2020

The latest biopharmaceutical is a drug for Parkinson’s disease, Levodopa, produced by genetically modified tomato plants.

Dementia
4 People in the World Have a Mysterious Dementia. Could It Hold a Key to Alzheimer’s?
frontotemporal dementia
Dementia
4 People in the World Have a Mysterious Dementia. Could It Hold a Key to Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
December 5, 2020

Alzheimer’s has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.

Medicine
New Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Penetrates Tough Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Medicine
New Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Penetrates Tough Tumors
For a new pancreatic cancer treatment, researchers attached a chemotherapy drug to an antibody that targets a molecule on the outside of cancer cells.
December 2, 2020

For a new pancreatic cancer treatment, researchers attached a chemotherapy drug to an antibody that targets a molecule on the outside of cancer cells.

Medical Innovation
Cancer Immunotherapy “Baits” the Immune System Into Attacking Hidden Lung Tumors
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Medical Innovation
Cancer Immunotherapy “Baits” the Immune System Into Attacking Hidden Lung Tumors
When cancer spreads, it often ends up in the lungs. ImmunoBait can ride a red blood cell in mice to deliver cancer immunotherapy where they live.
November 28, 2020

When cancer spreads, it often ends up in the lungs. ImmunoBait can ride a red blood cell in mice to deliver cancer immunotherapy where they live.