Adaptive therapy based on Darwin’s evolutionary principles could help fight cancer

Computational models developed by USC researchers show adaptively controlling tumor cell populations to keep them in competition can more effectively treat cancer. Evolutionary theory is at the crux of civilization, from the trees that populate our forests to the animals in our backyards. Little by little, over time, we see species that adapt to the […]

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Indigenous ICU patients suffer in long term

Rigorous follow-up of Indigenous patients recovering from critical illness, particularly those who have discharged themselves from hospital, is essential, a new Medical Journal of Australia paper says. Researchers from Melbourne, Adelaide, and the U.S. analyzed 2007 to 2016 intensive care unit patient data measuring mortality collected from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society […]

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People born small for gestational age have a lower IQ throughout development from infancy to adulthood

People born small for gestational age (SGA) have a lower IQ throughout development, however the differences in IQ to those born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) reduce by adulthood. The effects of SGA on IQ are nearly as large as being born into lower socio-economic status or receiving poor parenting in infancy. It has been […]

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Rapid chip medical tests prototyped for premature babies

Scientists at the University of Southampton’s Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies. The photonic platform combines the complementary capabilities of fingerprint Mid-IR and Raman spectroscopies to create a compact, versatile and easily operable device that could underpin a range […]

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