NCER Comments: One in 14 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease. This translates to 5.7 M in the US alone. There is no cure, only drug therapies that may lose their efficacy within months. Plaques are sticky deposits that build up in the brain and prevent communication between brain cells, leading to cognitive […]
Monthly Archives: April, 2021
2020 Was a Breakout Year for Crispr
NCER Comments: Sickle Cell Anemia is a heritable disease that 1 in every 13 Black or African American babies possess when born. Red blood cells are abnormally shaped, so are unable to carry oxygen needed for all tissues and organs to survive. The average lifespan is only 40 years, but a new development using the CRISPR […]
Breakthrough discovery could turn cancer into a treatable disease
NCER Comments: Cancer is the #2 killer in the US, with over 600,000 patients dying annually. Presently, there is no cure BUT… an old drug is being used in a new way to halt cancer from metastasis; and a new cancer vaccine is close to human trials. Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. Sep 16 2020 Professor […]
Stem Cell Therapy: A Potential Crohn’s Disease Breakthrough?
NCER Comments: Inherited chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract is referred to as Crohn’s disease. Drug therapy only scratches the surface of the pain it inflicts. However, there is new hope! Researchers have used the patients own stem cells to substantially reduced symptoms. Louis A. Cona, MD Medical Director | DVC Stem Stem cell therapy may be […]