Pomegranates slow down the ageing process by prompting cells to recycle and rebuild themselves, a study shows. The ruby red fruit was revered by the ancients as “food of the gods”, but it has taken until
Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy. They often live in muddy seabeds or along the of
Call it the other Golden Rule: Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds. Like many new parents, David Hu, a mechanical
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday moved to revoke approval of a drug used to treat certain diseases in pigs because it could leave a cancerous residue that may affect human health.
Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The drug, called venetoclax, was approved to treat a subset of people with one of the most common forms of adult leukemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It's made by drugmaker
What genes can thwart a potent disease? Over the past few decades, researchers have spent a lot of time discovering the genetic roots of a number of conditions. Some of these diseases, such as Huntington’s,
It is the mind-bending drug which sparked a wave of psychedelic creativity in the 1960s. But for the first time scientists have shown that LSD really does wake up the mind, sparking connections in areas
There's long been a theory that LSD can be used effectively in treating psychological disorders. There's also been a theory that it makes one more creative and enhances the pleasure people get from music.
MIT biologists are reprogramming gut bacteria as "live therapeutics." The human gut microbiome -- which includes the community of trillions of bacteria living within our intestines -- has been called of
"This emerging science offers the potential for attractive returns," said Mark Haefele, who oversees the investment policy and strategy for $2 trillion. Immunotherapy is an increasingly popular cancer
On Monday, the FDA approved Opdivo to treat a type of kidney cancer. The next day, the agency gave the nod for the same drug to be used to treat an advanced skin cancer. That's the sixth approval this
The ancient Egyptians and everyone on the internet may worship cats, but the feeling is less than mutual. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh worked with the Bronx Zoo on a study comparing the
Imlygic, a cancer drug developed by biotech company Amgen, uses a genetically modified herpes virus that's programmed to kill tumor cells in patients with melanoma that recurs after surgery. Melanoma the
Scientists have designed microscopic "grenades" that can explode their cancer-killing payload in tumours. The team will present its findings at the National Cancer Research Institute conference next week.
It’s patients who lose out if doctors and professional journals stop asking the right questions During a recent clinic consultation, I saw Mary, in her early 60s, with type 2 diabetes. She was concerned