Aug 11, 2016

Less toxic bone marrow transplants pass test in mice

Bone marrow transplants that do not require dangerous and often toxic chemotherapy could soon be possible, U.S. researchers said Wednesday after seeing initial success with experiments on mice. The method developed by a team of scientists at Stanford University mimics the approach used in ...

Aug 11, 2016

Study links global warming to rise in waterborne illnesses

Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study shows. About a dozen species of vibrio bacteria make people sick when they eat raw or undercooked seafood or else ...

Aug 4, 2016

Second Zika vaccine trial gets underway in U.S.

U.S. health authorities Wednesday launched the second human trial of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and is now spreading in the U.S. and Latin America. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Zika virus investigational ...

Jul 29, 2016

Sliver of hope seen in Alzheimer's drug trial

Efforts to find a drug that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease saw a glimmer of hope this week in a small trial using an experimental treatment. Researchers are testing the drug, known as LMTM and made by TauRx Therapeutics, Ltd. of Singapore, ...

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Jul 22, 2016

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Scientists are opening a new front in the war on cancer with plans to develop “anti-evolution” drugs to stop tumor cells from developing resistance to treatment. Britain’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), one of the world’s top cancer centers, said on Friday its initiative ...

Jul 14, 2016

Peru declares Zika emergency across half of country

Peruvian officials on Wednesday declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus. The 90-day emergency was announced in the official gazette El Peruano, which said the health ministry and ...