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diseaseEbola Vaccine and New Ebola Drugs are Effective

An Ebola vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine) tested in Africa is 97.5% effective. Only 8.8% (60/679) of the vaccinated rings reported Ebola cases, and only 2.2% (15/679) reported Ebola cases 10 days or more after vaccination.The majority of cases among vaccinated …

crisprMany CRISPR Gene Editing Clinical Trials Underway

Human clinical trials are using CRISPR/Cas9 to combat cancer and blood disorders. In these tests, researchers remove some of a person’s cells, edit the DNA and then inject the cells back in, now hopefully armed to fight disease. Researchers are …

diseaseTwo US Patients Treated With CRISPR Gene Editing

The University of Pennsylvania confirmed for the first time that two US patients had been treated using CRISPR gene editing. Several other human trials of CRISPR are starting or are set to start in the US, Canada and Europe to …

alzheimers diseaseChemical in California Shrub Could Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

The Salk Institute discovered a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease based on a compound found in nature. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general …

alzheimer'sBlood Test Detects Rate of Brain Cell Death from Alzheimer’s Up to 16 Years Before Signs of Dementia

Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the University Hospital Tübingen now show that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression long …

diseaseChronic Gum Disease Bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) Drives Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Pathology

Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) – the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease – appears to drive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology. University of Louisville researcher has strong evidence connecting P. gingivalis and Alzheimer’s pathogenesis. In animal models, oral Pg infection led …

diseaseBill Gates Talked about Alzheimer’s Progress and United Neuroscience has Promising Vaccines

Bill Gates saw two positive trends in Alzheimer’s research in 2018. 1. Researchers focused on a new set of ideas about how to stop Alzheimer’s. The first generation of theories, which dominated the field for years, emphasized two proteins called …

aging reversalDelivery of 45 Age Reversing Gene Therapies at Once is Under Peer Review

George Church revealed progress on aging reversal using gene therapies. They have delivered 45 gene therapies to provide aging reversal. They find the combined treatment is effective against obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiac damage and kidney disease. At 32:00-33:30 minutes George …

diseaseDefenses Against the Biggest Risk We Face

Bill Gates says the biggest risk that we reasonably face is a bioterrorism attack or natural pandemics. Pandemic and Epidemic Risks Relatively average costs for more serious infectious events are high in terms of deaths and costs. One study found …