The new technologies used to rapidly create the highly-effective vaccines now being used to combat the coronavirus responsible for the COVDI-19 pandemic could also create medicines that could be used to fight other immune system-related illnesses, such as influenza, malaria and even cancer. In fact, the mRNA techniques used to
A new study has revealed that the rates of malignant brain tumors in England has more than doubled over the past two decades, once again raising concerns regarding the effects of radiation on human health. While the study does not offer any insight into the cause of the increase in specific types of brain cancer, they speculate that changes in lifestyle choices may be to blame, referring to a variety of possible causes, including the potential link between cell phone use and brain tumors.
Amongst the numerous side ailments that can afflict cancer patients during treatment, psychological effects such as depression and anxiety are but two of the most common, affecting up to 40 percent of patients. But a new joint study between New York University and Johns Hopkins University shows that these effects can be treated — and very effectively at that — by using the naturally-occurring psychedelic compound psilocybin.
As part of ongoing talks to lift the embargo that has isolated the island of Cuba for decades, the Cuban government is sharing a lung cancer vaccine that they have developed that may help slow the progress of the disease.
Due to Cuba’s economic isolation, the Cuban government has made medical research, including biotechnology and preventative medicine, a priority. This has led to many in-house breakthroughs, including the development of interferon, a protein that plays a role in human immune response, vaccines for meningitis B, hepatitis B, and monoclonal antibodies for organ transplants.