Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

New treatment kills cancer cel

New treatment kills cancer cells in terminally ill patients

There are about 12,200 new head and neck cancer cases in the UK every year, and many of these patients are diagnosed at advanced stages when the disease is very difficult to treat. The standard treatment currently offered to many patients with advanced cancer is “extreme” chemotherapy, which Read More...

Study demonstrates immense adv

Study demonstrates immense advancement in HIV treatment

If you were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the 1980s and 90s, then it was almost certain that it would develop into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is a chronic, life-threatening condition that damages your immune system and prevents your body from adequately Read More...

Spora trains doctors to delive

Spora trains doctors to deliver better care to patients of color

Systemic inequalities put Black Americans at higher risk for many diseases than white Americans, but even within medical institutions equipped to treat these diseases, Black patients are often denied the highest caliber of care. New startup Spora aims to improve medical equity by providing a Read More...

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Artificial retina may treat one of the main causes of vision loss in adults

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that gets worse over time and can lead to total blindness in its later stages, making it one of the leading causes of vision loss in older people. A new treatment developed by researchers in Spain holds real potential to treat this Read More...

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Study finds older people today are smarter and stronger than 30 years ago

With the great advancements, humanity has made in terms of our understanding of the human body and in terms of new medical technology, you might be safe to assume that older people today are healthier than those just a few decades ago. But now we have proof thanks to a compelling new study out of Read More...

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Research funded by Ice Bucket Challenge leads to new treatment for ALS

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, apparently the more than $200 million raised worldwide through the challenge helped fund an experimental medication that may slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Although this medication is not a cure, it may slow the Read More...

Honeybee venom can kill aggres

Honeybee venom can kill aggressive breast cancer cells

Honeybees hold the key to our agricultural systems, but it turns out they may also have other amazing healing powers. A study from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research shows honeybee venom could treat triple-negative breast cancer, a type that currently has limited treatment Read More...

Could “antivitamins” be th

Could “antivitamins” be the cure to antibiotic resistance?

The first naturally-occurring bacteria killer, penicillin, was discovered nearly a century ago and with it came the advent of a new class of medicines: antibiotics. Bacterial infections were the leading cause of death at the time, and the new drugs gave doctors a way to combat these infections. Read More...

Lab-grown mini hearts could he

Lab-grown mini hearts could help scientists treat cardiovascular diseases

One of the biggest challenges facing research around how the human heart develops is access to a developing heart. That may no longer be a problem thanks to a team of scientists who have created the first-ever functional miniature human heart in the lab. Grown from stem cells, the human heart Read More...

UPS is going to use drones to

UPS is going to use drones to deliver medicines to retirement village

After first announcing a drone delivery collaboration last October, UPS and CVS are pushing ahead with their vision for aerial shipments of medical goods. Announced today, the next phase of this partnership will see UPS drones deployed to carry prescription drugs from a Florida pharmacy to the Read More...