Author: Kaye

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

Doctors can potentially spot tumors before they take root then deliver a kind of preemptive immunotherapy strike. Immunotherapy is the use of drugs to stimulate the body’s natural immune system. Given enough warning, such...

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

As we get older, NAD+ levels decrease, allowing DNA damage to build up. These mutations aren’t a direct cause of the progressive deterioration associated with aging.  Cells cope with the damage by turning on the...

Stephen Hawking: Earth Could Turn Into Hothouse Planet Like Venus

Stephen Hawking: Earth Could Turn Into Hothouse Planet Like Venus

Earth could turn into a hothouse planet like Venus, with boiling oceans and acid rain, if humans don’t curb irreversible climate change, physicist Stephen Hawking claimed in a recent interview. But most climate experts...

Fighting cancer by shifting the body’s immune system into overdrive

Fighting cancer by shifting the body’s immune system into overdrive

Within the last year, immunotherapy has become the go-to treatment for late-stage melanoma and other cancers that have resisted treatment. Drugs like Opdivo and Keytruda manipulate the immune system to kill cancer cells. The immune system...

Aggressive form of leukemia ‘wiped out’ by genetically modified immune cell therapy

Aggressive form of leukemia ‘wiped out’ by genetically modified immune cell therapy

Over the past five years, scientists have become good at taking out patients’ immune cells and tweaking them into a genetically modified drug that can hunt down cancer. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the...

Even moderate drinking may damage your brain and memory function

Even moderate drinking may damage your brain and memory function

A study…finds that drinking around these levels — 8 to 12 drinks a week — is associated with a few measures of cognitive decline that showed up on brain scans. The researchers found that moderate...

Will Robots Make Us More Human?

Will Robots Make Us More Human?

In ten years’ time Rossum’s Universal Robots will be making so much wheat, so much material, so much of everything that nothing will cost anything. Everyone will be able to just take as much...

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

To get the best space observations possible, NASA scientists fly around the world in a highly modified 747 carrying a giant telescope.

What If 7,000,000,000 People Jumped At Once?

What If 7,000,000,000 People Jumped At Once?

What would happened if 7 000 000 000 people on planet Earth jumped at the same time?