Category Archives: Disease

Paper Disc Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

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A paper-based rapid test for the Zika virus has been introduced by a consortium of research groups, according to The New York Times. The core of the test kit is… Read more »

Bayer’s Stivarga Results Show Promise in Fighting Liver Cancer

BAYER AG (Leverkusen DEU) now has Phase 3 results which suggest its Stivarga product is an effective treatment for a common form of liver cancer known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)…. Read more »

Infecting Mosquitoes with Bacterium Could Slow the Zika Virus

In the fight against the spreading Zika virus, scientists have uncovered an unlikely ally in the form of a bacterium called “Wolbachia.” The Aedes aegypti mosquito, the more abundant of the… Read more »

Brain Damage in Zika Babies Far Worse than Expected

While health officials in Brazil say the epidemic is peaking there, the scale and severity of prenatal damage by the Zika virus are far worse than expected. Experts have begun calling… Read more »

U.S. Lawmakers Approve Bill to Provide Financial Incentives to Companies Developing Treatments for the Zika Virus

U.S. lawmakers last week approved a bill to provide financial incentives to companies developing treatments for the Zika virus, sending the measure on to the White House for President Barack… Read more »

People are Living Longer, But May Foreshadow Increase in Age-Related Mental Decline

People are living longer these days, but the good news foreshadows the possible increase in cases of age-related mental decline. By some estimates, the global incidence of dementia will more… Read more »

Vericel Stem-Cell Therapy Reduces Deaths and Hospitalizations in Advanced Heart Failure Patients

VERICEL CORP.’s (Ann Arbor MI) stem-cell therapy helped reduce deaths and hospitalizations in advanced heart failure patients, according to data from a mid-stage study, potentially providing a treatment that could… Read more »