Tag Archives: Breakthrough

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Yields Unprecedented Biological Clock Breakthrough – UCSF News Services

New drugs to treat circadian rhythm disturbances like jet lag, insomnia and shift work-associated sleep disorders may be on the horizon thanks to an unprecedented breakthrough made possible by ultra-large-scale “virtual pharmacology,” a cutting-edge technique that allows scientists to rapidly test hundreds of millions of molecules in computer simulations to identify those with the greatest… Read More »

NIH head predicts Alzheimer’s breakthrough within five years

The head of the Trump administration’s medical research institution predicted the United States would be closer to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease within the next five years. “Will we have a cure this year? Probably not,” National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said on New Year’s Eve in an interview with Newsmakers on… Read More »

Breakthrough or a threat?: Research on genetics of same-sex behaviour ignites ethical debate

By Hannah Thomasy Are sexual preferences genetic? According to a recent paper in Science, the answer is at least partially yes. By screening close to 500,000 DNA samples, researchers identified five locations in the genome that were significantly associated with same-sex sexual behaviour. “This work supports the notion that there is a biological component to… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »

‘Old Town Road’ sparks breakthrough when mostly nonverbal autistic boy sings along, mom says

More than just a catchy tune, “Old Town Road” gave one Minnesota family a miracle. The popular country-rap hit is apparently the song that sparked something inside of an autistic, mostly nonverbal boy from Cottage Grove, a city roughly 25 miles southeast of Minneapolis. GUY FIERI WANTS TO MAKE A ‘FLAVOR TOWN ROAD REMIX’ OF LIL… Read More »

Breakthrough for 345,000 Aussies

What if I told you that the answer to combating one of the world’s most devastating brain diseases was not something sitting on the shelf in a pharmacy, but something on the end of your fork? That’s the philosophy behind Dr Dale Bredesen’s groundbreaking research into dementia, a heartbreaking and wide-reaching disease that affects about… Read More »

“The Inventor” and “Breakthrough” At SXSW, Two Tales Of Science Gone Right And Wrong

While thousands of people lined up to check out Amazon’s epic “Omens” activation at SXSW, others escaped the heat and lined up for a couple of documentaries about science gone right, and terribly wrong. The true story of Jim Allison, whose revoutionary cancer treatment is saving thousands of lives. He was awarded the 2018 Nobel… Read More »