Health & Medicine

  • Synthetic hinge could hold key to revolutionary ‘smart’ insulin therapy
    on August 2, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    For people with diabetes who are insulin dependent, glycemic control is a full-time job. But what if their medication could do the work for them — an insulin whose activity in the bloodstream responds to the blood glucose levels and adjusts accordingly? A new invention could lead to just that.

  • Seeing better by looking away
    on August 2, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    When we fixate an object, its image does not appear at the place where photoreceptors are packed most densely. Instead, its position is shifted slightly nasally and upwards from the cellular peak. Researchers observed such offsets in both eyes of 20 healthy subjects, and speculate that the underlying fixation behavior improves overall vision.

  • New treatment option for advanced urothelial cancer patients shows promise in a phase 2 clinical trial
    on August 2, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    A new treatment for advanced urothelial cancer was effective with tolerable side effects in an international, multi-center phase 2 clinical trial. The trial results prompted a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accelerated approval of the treatment on April 13, giving patients with this very aggressive type of cancer a new therapeutic option.