Stories By 'James Gallagher'
The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in her body. The team at the US National Cancer Institute says the therapy is still experimental, but could transform the treatment of all cancer.
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Diabetes—or uncontrolled blood sugar levels—is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes.
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Scientists have been able to predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in the laboratory.
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Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have “geekier” sons, a study suggests.
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Scientists have developed a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels by analysing sweaty skin.
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The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers. Restoring the function of the organ—which helps control blood sugar levels—reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments.
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