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A new study is offering the first long-term insights into the efficacy of a single dose of psilocybin, in conjunction with psychotherapy, in treating depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer.
Phages, viruses that thrive by infecting bacteria, have long been mooted as a potential replacement for antibiotics, but they pose risks due to their own rapid evolution. New research suggests it may be possible to mitigate their risks.
Radiation therapy is currently our best shot at treating cancer, but healthy cells often become unfortunate collateral damage. New research shows how the treatment can be made safer by reducing the time involved from weeks to seconds.
Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup made this humorous 5-minute video imagining what a group therapy session for working photographers would be like.Follow along as traumatized photographers (played by Tony and Chelsea) share about the frustrations and hurts caused by difficult clients to a therapist (played by Chelsea). The photographers are dealing with everything from friends and family wh
A newly published statement from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed inaccurate, intentionally manipulated data was included as part of a submission for a major new gene therapy that was approved for public use in May. The FDA alleges AveXis, the company developing the drug, was aware of the data manipulation issue prior to FDA approval but did not notify the regulatory ag
A new slow-release hormone treatment is being touted as an alternative to gastric bypass surgery in obese patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. The novel therapy delivers three appetite-regulating hormones via a subcutaneous pump, resulting in weight loss and improved blood glucose levels... Continue Reading Slow-release hormone therapy offers new weight-loss option for obese diabetics
A new study suggests simple vibration therapy can beneficially alter the gut microbiome, and reduce diabetes-related inflammation. The research at this point has only been verified in mouse models, and prior human vibration therapy studies indicate these results may not broadly translate to human treatments... Continue Reading Mouse study suggests vibration therapy can reduce inflammation
Though advances in medicine have greatly improved the lives of HIV sufferers and made the virus much more manageable, a permanent cure has remained elusive. Scientists have now made a significant breakthrough in this area, using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool to entirely remove the virus from the genomes of living animals for the first time ever... Continue Reading Scientists combine CR
A new gene therapy treatment for pediatric patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The single dose treatment, designed to correct a gene mutation causing the rare disease, has been priced at US$2.1 million by pharmaceutical company Novartis, making it the most expensive drug in the world to date... Continue Reading One-off gen
Since 2016, a team of MIT neuroscientists has been exploring the strange hypothesis that external exposure to a light flickering at 40 Hz can improve cognitive function and reverse the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new study has now homed in on exactly how, on a cellular level, this light treatment could be working... Continue Reading How a strange flickering lig


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