Neuroengineers have developed a new, non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help transport vital medications to the brain by locally opening the blood-brain barrier with ultrasound.
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A new artificial intelligence system is capable of surpassing human experts in breast cancer prediction. The system provided absolute reductions of up to 5.7% in false-positive diagnoses and up to 9.4% in false-negative predictions of the disease.
Combining medications used to treat neurological disorders, such as epilepsy and migraines, with blood pressure medications reversed some aspects of breast cancer in mice at high risk of developing the disease due to the high-fat diets fed to their mothers during pregnancy.
The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, commonly used to innoculate against tuberculosis and as a bladder cancer treatment, also appears to reduce the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have discovered a pair of drugs that work together to kill cancer cells and counter genetic mutations that cause diffuse midline gliomas.
Alterations associated with aging and cellular senescence may be linked to a decrease in cell proliferation, while cancer shifts towards increased cell division. The study challenges the traditional view that cancer risks increase as we age, finding the aging process may suppress the development of cancer.