Category Archives: Disease

Micro biotech Alzinova, hiding out in southwest Sweden, using proprietary peptide technology that targets key Alzheimer’s toxins.

Background: Alzinova AB (Gothenburg) is a Swedish biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The company was founded in 2011… Read more »

Want to ward off dementia; cut Parkinson’s progression? Exercise, exercise, exercise–and the harder the better, new study reports.

The News: High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new Phase 2, multi-site trial… Read more »

Surprising study finds exercise creates “healthy” version of fat tissue. News comes just in time for holiday gorging.

The News: According to a timely new study, a single session of exercise may change the molecular workings of fat tissue in ways that, over time, should improve metabolic health…. Read more »

Tiny Scottish biotech TauRx lobs bomb into Alzheimer’s fracas with Phase 3 success.

The News: After countless failures, the race for a treatment saw obscure TauRx Therapeutics Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland) sprint ahead as its Alzheimer’s drug candidate prevented the formation of Tau tangles that… Read more »

Alarming Harvard study predicts over half of US children will be obese by age 35. Time to embrace the “Nanny State?”

The News: Nearly three in five children in the US today are destined to be obese when they reach their 35th birthday, according to a new projection that Reuters reports…. Read more »

Gluten-Free: Healthy diet, harmful fad? Or just another boon for food companies.

The News: Celiac disease is real, but there’s little evidence to support non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), according to MedPage. A new post on Science-Based Medicine argues that the dietary fad is far… Read more »

FDA warns against unproven medical claims for marijuana. “Prohibition” didn’t work, remember?

The News: Four companies selling dozens of various marijuana-derived dietary supplements have been officially warned by the US Food and Drug Administration to stop plugging their products as cures for… Read more »

Liquid biopsy for cancer detection catching on fast. You choose: simple blood test, or invasive solid tissue sample?

The News: Until recently, cancer detection depended on invasive solid tissue sampling that didn’t provide a complete picture. Now, a budding cluster biotechs is making it easier to detect cancer… Read more »

John McCain in Phase 1 trial of Bexion’s solid cancer tumor candidate; Bexion who?

The News: In late September, the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCC) announced that the first clinical trials of a new drug that targets solid cancer tumors have… Read more »