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Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients

That means doctors might one day be able to protect tissue in the acute phases of a stroke, by delivering drugs – still being developed – that can protect brain’s neurons from further injury. In the days following a stroke, when brain cells – or neurons- have died, the researchers showed that liposomes are also… Read More »

Multiple sclerosis could be stopped in the next DECADE, researchers say

Multiple sclerosis could be stopped in the next DECADE, researchers say as they hail scientific breakthroughs that ‘pave the way to wiping out the condition’ Scientists say range of medications will be in late stage trials by as early as 2025 This year saw breakthrough with blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering drugs  Currently only medications available for sufferers… Read More »

New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours

A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is being trialled on a range of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). If successful, the test could transform decision-making around antibiotic choice by helping inform the five million antibiotic prescriptions… Read More »

Consumer DNA testing has hit a lull — here’s how it could capture the next wave of users

23andMe CEO, Anne Wojcicki 23andMe Sales of consumer-focused DNA tests from companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are down this year. And while companies in the space aren’t offering any reasons why, experts speculate that the natural expiration of the early adopter wave and growing privacy concerns are to blame. But companies might be able to… Read More »