Health

Step one of living forever is staying healthy so this section will cover key health topics and particularly the big killers that cause the most deaths in the western world.

 

 

Latest News

173 secret outbreaks of superbug MRSA in UK hospitals – BBC News – 26-Oct-2017
Genomic sleuthing found undetected outbreaks in the east of England over just one year.
Whole genome of a bacterium can now be worked out in a day for around £120.
Patients move around wards very quickly so links may be missed.
MRSA spreads outside of hospitals – in people’s homes and care homes.

Nestle signs $120 million deal with Seres for ‘healthy gut’ drugs – Reuters – 11-Jan-2016
To develop and commercialize medicines aimed at restoring a healthy bacteriological balance in the human digestive system.
Drug would soon be going into clinical trial in Europe
Treatments target disorders of the microbiome which lead to conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and CDI.

Cell-free protein synthesis device is potential lifesaver – Kurzweil AI – 6-Jan-2016
Microfabricated bioreactors to produce therapeutic proteins for medicines and biopharmaceuticals
Eliminates need to maintain a living system – simplifies process and lowers cost.
Ideal for point-of-care use – bypassing the challenge of keeping the proteins cold during shipment and storage.

Nanorods found better than spherical nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery – Kurzweil AI – 12-Jun-2013

 

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