Tag: treatment of cancer

New Drug Combo Treats Certain Cancers

A research team at the Biozentrum (Center for Molecular Life Sciences) of the University of Basel, Switzerland, has found that metformin, the widely prescribed drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, also has anti-cancer properties when combined with syrosingopine, which has been used to treat hypertension since 1960. The drug

How Precision Medicine and Genetic Profiling Will Impact Your Health

The term “personalized medicine”—the use of genetic profiles to help make medical decisions—has evolved into “precision medicine,” and the implications will change the way conditions and diseases are diagnosed, treated, and perhaps prevented.

Ronald Crystal, MD, Chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, explains, “Precision medicine

The Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure: 
Casting a Wider Net

Decades of disappointment in the search for treatments that can slow, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias have only made scientists more determined to find effective therapies.

In their continuing efforts, researchers are broadening their approaches—reworking treatment targets, the timing of interventions, and the tactics

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