Tag: therapy

Stem cells successfully treat diabetes associated with cancer therapy

May 10, 2022

Cancer immunotherapies employ the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors which may include unwanted side effects such as type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease characterised by insufficient insulin secretion – strategies for preventing or curing type 1 diabetes are still lacking. Researchers from Osaka University in Japan have found using stem cells […]

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New virus-antibiotic combination therapy fights antibiotic-resistant bacteria

September 24, 2021

An international team of scientists have found a novel way of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making use of an ingenious combination of naturally-occurring viruses and medical antibiotics. The scientists from Université de Montpellier, France, and University of Pittsburgh, US, have successfully treated infections caused by the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus) in genetically modified zebrafish […]

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Harnessing the benefits of salt

December 20, 2012

Aside from flavoring our food, salt is supposed to have 14,000 other uses. My favourite is halotherapy, or the practice of maximizing the beneficial effects that salt can bring to our body. Halotherapy has nothing to do with consuming salt in its everyday form, but concentrates on the inhalation of minute particles of natural salt. […]

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