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Gene therapy trial results in complete remission of sickle cell disease
A gene therapy trial in a 13-year-old patient with sickle cell disease has enabled complete remission of clinical signs of disease and correction of biological indicators...
   
1.7 million children die each year from a polluted environment
More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of...
   
One in 10 deaths worldwide due to smoking
More than one in 10 deaths worldwide (equivalent to 6.4 million deaths) are caused by smoking and half of these occur in just four countries – China, India, USA, and Russia, according to the latest estimates from the Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet...
   
New investigational malaria vaccine PfSPZ shows significant protection
An investigational malaria vaccine given intravenously was well-tolerated and protected a significant proportion of healthy adults against infection with Plasmodium falciparum malaria – the deadliest form of the disease – for the duration of the malaria season...
   
Facebooking your doctor’s appointment
Telemedicine, which allows doctors to communicate, diagnose and even treat their patients remotely is on the rise thanks to advances in information technology. It allows healthcare workers to securely monitor patients in inaccessible parts of the world as well...
   
Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes and hypertension
A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells. The team of researchers led by Professor Michael Hall at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has also reported that specific cancer cells respond to this combination...
   
Novel drug may help repair failing hearts
Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure, according to a first-in-man study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. Heart failure, characterized by a loss of cardiac function, is among the leading causes of death worldwide.
   


Date of upload: 14th May 2017
                                  
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