You’ve no doubt heard a peanut allergy horror story sometime in your life. Maybe a friend’s friend was on a plane that needed to make an emergency landing for an allergy sufferer, or someone you knew had an allergic reaction from kissing their romantic partner. We now have things like epi-pens to help, but of course it would be better if allergies could just go away.
Source: Pill Cures Peanut Allergy For Four Years in Limited Study
Scientists are building the first eukaryote genome from scratch.
Source: A New Lab-Built Fungus Eats Sugar and Burps Out Drugs | WIRED
For years, tanning beds, booths, and sunlamps have been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer, yet the number of people using tanning devices continues to rise. An alarming new study shows that indoor tanning costs the US $343 million a year in medical bills, highlighting the severity of this growing health issue.
Source: Indoor Tanning Costs Americans a Staggering Amount in Healthcare Each Year
“The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history.”
Source: We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Failed Decades-Long Diet Experiment – Tonic
MD Anderson has placed a much-ballyhooed ‘Watson for cancer’ product it was developing with IBM on hold — and is looking for a new partner.
Source: MD Anderson Benches IBM Watson In Setback For Artificial Intelligence In Medicine
A device common in Western hospitals could save millions of lives if integrated into operating rooms around the world.
Source: The Pulse Oximeter Is Making Surgery Safer in Developing Countries – The Atlantic
It’s always good to hear that scientists are bringing the latest technology to the fight against cancer, but virtual reality doesn’t seem like an obvious addition to the arsenal. Yet…
Source: Cambridge is giving cancer the 3D VR treatment | TechCrunch