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August 8, 2022
Scientists create world’s first ‘synthetic embryos’
August 4, 2022
Study succeeds at restoring selected molecular and cellular processes across multiple vital organs after death in pigs. Far from human use and a plethora of bioethical questions remain to be addressed.
July 5, 2022
Amid buzz around the medical benefits of psilocybin, a new production facility gets to work in B.C. Studies are ongoing with early evidence pointing to its ability to relieve symptoms in adults suffering from treatment-resistant depression.￼
June 24, 2022
End of week wrap up: Not being able to stand on one legs means you die earlier?, Alzheimer an autoimmune disease?, and COVID vaccines saved millions of lives according to Lancet-published study.
June 15, 2022
Study in Nature outlines how in vitro and in vivo (mouse model), specific white blood cells (B-Cells) can be genetically programmed to produce anti-HIV antibodies thus offer a one-time treatment for the disease. Long way to go but elegant study design.
May 25, 2022
Pfizer applies to FDA for approval of three-dose pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children under five years of age.
May 13, 2022
Interesting study posits that NSAIDs used to treat low back pain interferes with the healing process and thus may lead to chronic pain conditions thereafter.
May 12, 2022
Study finds a way forward for potential new treatments as gene that causes Lupus has been discovered.
May 5, 2022
Nutrient/supplement vs placebo study had limitations when trying to determine if it helped manage ADHD in children. Typically, the press release tends to promote certain positive but not negative outcomes.
May 4, 2022
Small in vitro study suggests two new COVID subvariants may dodge natural immunity response. However whether this translates into worsening clinical outcomes remains unanswered.