Oncology & Cancer

Magnetic therapy enhances chemotherapy treatment of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated death for women worldwide. While chemotherapy is the mainstream treatment for breast cancer, more than 50% of women undergoing chemotherapy will experience at least ...

Biomedical technology

Rapid PCR tests at the touch of a button

ETH researchers Michele Gregorini and Philippe Bechtold have developed a PCR testing device that can easily be used outside the lab—and that takes less than 30 minutes to deliver results. Now the two young entrepreneurs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A better molecular test to detect tuberculosis

The 'Xpert Ultra' molecular test has a greater capacity than its predecessor ('Xpert MTB/RIF') in detecting tuberculosis cases, either passively (i.e. people who attend the hospital with disease symptoms) or actively (searching ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using interventions to improve mental health during the pandemic

Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This was revealed in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert opinion: COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021

Experts working in the field of vaccine development tend to believe that an effective vaccine is not likely to be available for the general public before the fall of 2021. In a paper published this week in the Journal of ...

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