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Can we use gene therapy to treat alzheimer’s disease?

There are an estimated 52,000 Alzheimer’s disease sufferers in the UK, and it can be a torment for those who are affected. However, gene therapy may offer the world a new hope. A new study that used a modified virus to insert a beneficial gene into the brains of mice was able halt the development […]

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UN Assembly convenes to discuss growing antibiotic resistance

The UN Assembly convened last week to discuss how to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Underscoring the importance of the problem Peter Thompson, President of the General Assembly, stated that: “The future of humanity may depend on our ability to respond to the great challenges of microbial resistance”. The discovery of antibiotics has […]