Multi-Cancer Blood Test Shows Real Promise
A recent study conducted by researchers from Oxford University has revealed promising results for a blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer. The test, known as the Galleri test, has shown an accuracy in identifying two-thirds of...
Liver: The Seat of Emotions, According to Ancient Greeks
For the ancient Greeks the liver had an important role in divine and spiritual daily life: the liver was the center of the soul and the source of emotions.
Multivitamins Could Help Slow Memory Loss, New Research Claims
A recent study has suggested that taking a multivitamin supplement could potentially slow down memory loss in individuals aged 60 and above. A group of researchers in the United States conducted a thorough analysis using information from over 3,500...
Greek Pediatric Surgeon Investigated for the Deaths of 15 Children
A Greek pediatric surgeon is suspected of being responsible for the deaths of 15 children or more and is currently being investigated by the authorities. The suspect is reportedly a 60-year-old cardiologist who works at private medical practices in Athens...
AI Helps Scientists Predict Spread of Breast Cancer
Scientists have developed an AI model to help predict whether aggressive forms of breast cancer will spread based on changes in a patient’s lymph nodes. The research was published last week in the Journal of Pathology by Breast Cancer Now...
AI Helps Scientists Develop New Antibiotic to Treat Deadly Superbug
Using artificial intelligence (AI), scientists from McMaster University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a new antibiotic that has the power to kill a deadly superbug. This superbug, known as Acinetobacter baumannii, is considered a serious threat by...
Elon Musk’s Neuralink Cleared for Human Test of Brain Implants
Elon Musk's brain-implant company Neuralink on Thursday said it had received the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval to launch its first in-human clinical study. The company announced the decision on Twitter, saying the approval "represents an important first...
Greek Doctor George Papanicolaou Saved Countless Lives with Pap Smear
Georgios Papanikolaou, born in Kymi, Euboea in 1883 and the son of a doctor, invented the ‘Pap smear’ in 1943 and has saved the lives of countless women.
Bacteria on Neanderthal Teeth May Help Develop Antibiotics
A recent study suggests that peculiar bacteria found in the teeth of Neanderthals could potentially contribute to the development of innovative antibiotics in the future. This groundbreaking research focuses on the analysis of dental plaque, both from ancient and modern...
Pfizer Pouring COVID Profits into Cancer Battle, CEO Bourla Says
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is pouring the windfall profits from its COVID-19 vaccine into developing products to battle cancer, Chief Executive Albert Bourla said at a Reuters event on Thursday. "Pfizer is giving all the profits that we made from COVID...
New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows the Disease by a Third
A new Alzheimer's drug called Donanemab has shown promising results in slowing down the disease's progression, which is caused by a sticky substance called beta-amyloid that builds up in the brain. Donanemab works similarly to another drug called Lecanemab,...
Coma Patients May Experience Consciousness Just Before Death
Researchers have made an intriguing discovery about patients who are in a coma and close to death. They have found unusual patterns in their brain waves, which indicate that these patients may have a brief period of consciousness just...
Tirzepatide Leads to Substantial Weight Loss in Diabetes Patients
A new study suggests that the drug tirzepatide may be helpful for people with diabetes who want to lose weight and manage their blood sugar levels. The drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly, and Company, reports that in the study, over...
Woman Is First Known Human to Die From Bird Flu
China has reported the first human death caused by a type of bird flu that is not uncommon. However, the World Health Organization has stated that the possibility of an outbreak on a larger scale seems low. The WHO has...
Cheap ‘Morning-After’ Pill Could Reduce STD Surge, CDC says
Researchers suggest that a cheap antibiotic, known as doxycycline, could help slow down the increasing rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is creating recommendations to use doxycycline, a drug...