Khalid Alyahya

9 Flips | 2 Magazines | 7 Likes | 1 Follower | @KhalidAlyahya | Keep up with Khalid Alyahya on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Khalid Alyahya”

Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East

3,000 people a day in Ukraine are being hospitalised with H1N1 virus as scientists investigate why flu strain is hitting those in younger age groups hardest<p>Swine flu has killed 183 people in Ukraine this winter and is spreading rapidly across eastern Europe and the Middle East. At least 107 people …

Pioneering cancer treatment engineers immune systems to fight disease

Head and neck cancer patients undergo trial involving genetically modifying their white blood cells to recognise and attack the tumour<p>Patients with head and neck cancer are receiving a groundbreaking new treatment that involves prompting their immune systems to battle the disease.<p>The trial, at the …

Cancer

Antibiotic use in food fuels humans' resistance to vital drugs – report

Review on antimicrobial resistance warns that antibiotic use on animals outweighs that on humans in many countries, posing great health risk<p>The use of antibiotics in agriculture is fuelling drug resistance and must be cut back or even banned where they are important for humans, a report …

Agriculture

Human gene editing is a social and political matter, not just a scientific one

This week’s summit has explicitly left the door open and unlocked for gene editing for human reproduction. This concerns us all: we need a wider debate<p>An international summit on human gene editing drew hundreds of people to Washington DC for three days this week, with many more joining online. The …

Genetics

How Activists Changed The Federal Approach To AIDS Research Forever

There are so many times that conventional wisdom failed people with HIV or AIDS.<p>When Dr. Anthony Fauci first became director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases in 1984, hundreds of people in the U.S. had already died from a mysterious and terrifying disease we now know …

New Gene-Editing Technique Treats Baby's Leukemia

It’s got all the elements of a movie script — a dying baby, desperate parents, and a team of doctors with a completely untried and highly experimental treatment.<p>With nothing to lose, they try it on the baby. And…it works. Maybe. Maybe not. But one-year-old Layla Richards is better, and everyone …

Cancer cells from a tapeworm form tumors in patient with HIV

A rare infection caused by a common parasite<p>For the first time, cancer cells originating from a common tapeworm have been found inside a patient with HIV. The cells formed into cancer-like tumors that looked nearly identical to human tumors in the patient's body.<p>The unique case, detailed by the …

The FDA Just Approved the First Cancer-Killing Virus

It's not a cure, but it gets us closer.<p>A new drug called Imlygic is the first infectious virus to garner approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in skin cancer treatments. The living virus infects and destroys cancer cells, which activates the patient's immune system to respond …

Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS

But HIV/AIDS receives almost four times as much global funding.<p>Tuberculosis has joined HIV/AIDS as the top infectious disease killer on the planet, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday.<p>TB killed 1.5 million people in 2014, including 400,000 HIV/AIDS patients who died of TB-related …