FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.

Original Source: HealthDay News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration broke new ground in cancer care Wednesday by approving the first gene therapy for patients in the United States. Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) genetically tweaks a patient’s own immune system cells into what scientists call “a living drug” to battle a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). […] Read More

Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Original Source: HealthDay News When it comes to type 2 diabetes management, a new study finds that more is definitely better for lowering blood sugar levels. The study showed that adding intensive lifestyle management to standard diabetes care (diabetes medication and usual lifestyle change advice) brought blood sugar into a nondiabetic range. The intensive intervention […] Read More

Is ME/CFS an Autoimmune Disease?

Written By: Alana Karran The first annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS was held at Stanford University on August 12th, 2017. Sponsored by the Open Medicine Foundation, the Symposium featured talks by the world’s leading experts in ME/CFS research and related fields that are informing that research. Immunologist Mark Davis, PhD, spoke […] Read More

Making The Birthing Process As Safe As Can Be

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada provide support for a distinguished educator to visit a Royal College-accredited simulation centre in Canada each year via the John. G. Wade Visiting Professorship in Patient Safety and Simulation-Based Medical Education. This spring, the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) was privileged to welcome visiting […] Read More