Oncology & Cancer

Bespoke neuroblastoma therapy weaponizes cell metabolism

Preclinical research from VCU Massey Cancer Center published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the combination of two existing drugs can exploit the metabolic 'hunger' of a particularly ...

Health

Growing appetite for meat alternatives in Brussels

Increasing numbers of people in Belgium are turning away from meat in favor of plant-based alternatives, according to new research from psychologists at the University of Bath, in collaboration with Belgian animal welfare ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID origins report: the four theories in play

The COVID-19 pandemic origins report looked into four hypotheses as to how the virus entered the human species, ranking them from the most to the least likely.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals

A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," ...

Biomedical technology

A 3D-printed artificial lung model

The warmer temperature and blooming flowers signal the arrival of spring. However, worries about respiratory diseases are also on the rise due to fine dust and viruses. The lung, which is vital to breathing, is rather challenging ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1 report, 4 theories: Scientists mull clues on virus' origin

A team of international and Chinese scientists is poised to report on its joint search for the origins of the coronavirus that sparked a pandemic after it was first detected in China over a year ago—with four theories being ...

Vaccination

Vaccine stock in Italy stirs EU suspicions

AstraZeneca on Wednesday denied reports it was stockpiling coronavirus vaccines in the EU to export to Britain, after Italian inspectors found 29 million doses in a manufacturing plant.

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