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Medicine

alzheimer's treatment

Newest research shows repurposable drugs and spinal fluid trials could potentially lead to Alzheimer’s cure

May 19th, 2022

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the way they were intended, falling short of expectations and leading to a dead end. But other times, a drug developed for one purpose turns out to be even more effective at treating something …

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These 2 medicines are being pulled from store shelves right now

February 18th, 2022

We regularly report on the announcement of food and product recalls each week, the result of everything from ingredients in the product not included on the label to problems in the manufacturing process. Some of the most important product recalls to know about, meanwhile, include OTC medicines that companies must pull from shelves. As with …

These shape-shifting robot fish swim through the body to attack cancer

November 23rd, 2021

Scientists have been looking for new ways to treat cancer for years now. Newly developed shape-shifting robots could provide a new avenue for treatment. The new robots are shaped like fish and can deliver drugs directly to the affected cells. This could help alleviate side effects from cancer-fighting treatments like chemotherapy. Once the technology is …

cancer robots

The answer to cancer might be these tiny robots

March 7th, 2021

Cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the past few decades. Many types of cancer have a high survival rate thanks to medical interventions that can slow or stop the growth of tumors and even eliminate them entirely. Despite that, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease, …