Scientists Find New Early Warning Sign That Could Indicate Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia, most commonly in the form of Alzheimer’s disease. With an ever-aging world population, that figure is only going to become higher over the coming decades. That’s why scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, have been working hard to find ways to...
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Researchers Have Discovered A “Functional Cure” For HIV

With one confirmed exception – the Berlin patient – no one has been cured of HIV. It is possible to nullify the symptoms of the virus, however, and there have also been several cases where levels of the virus in the blood have been essentially undetectable – meaning that the patient can’t pass on the infection...
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Ancient “Suicide Molecules” Can Kill Off Any Type Of Cancer Cell

Curing any disease is difficult, from sickle cell to HIV. Cancer, being an umbrella term for 200 or so different biological afflictions, is notorious in this sense – but thanks to the advancement of science over the years, survival rates are going up, and innovative curesare increasing in number. A trio of...
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Doctors Remove Woman’s Womb To Perform Pioneering Surgery On Fetus Outside The Body

Inside this glowing red orb, surrounded by the sterile blue light of the operation theatre, an unborn child is undergoing life-changing surgery. The stunning photograph by Béatrice de Géa shows a pioneering operation used to reverse a birth defect while the fetus is still in the mother’s womb. The 24-week-old fetus has spina bifida, a...
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