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Slovakian biotech firm in tentative Alzheimer’s drug hope

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – An Alzheimer’s vaccine developed by a privately held Slovakian biotech firm showed early signs of efficacy in a mid-stage trial, a rare step forward in the fight against the brain-wasting disease, the company said on Monday. Axon Neuroscience said its AADvac1 drug, which targets pathological changes in the brain to the so-called… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New drug brings hope of slowing sight failure

As we get older our eyesight becomes vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO). Both conditions will cause blindness if left untreated. Their main feature is the excessive growth of blood vessels which can leak in the eye which clouds vision. This is due to leakage of fluid from the abnormal… Read More »

Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say. Current PSA blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks for genetic markers to… Read More »