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Can a blood test detect cancer? Scientists use nanoparticles of gold for new early warning method

A blood test can detect cancer within just 10 minutes, scientists have found, raising hopes that hard-to-spot diseases could be picked up early when treatment is most effective. Currently, doctors use symptoms and a range of tests and biopsies to determine if cancer is present, a process that can sometimes take months. The new method… Read More »

Scientists behind game-changing cancer immunotherapies win Nobel medicine prize

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer. A combination photo shows Ph.D. James P. Allison of MD Anderson Cancer Center at The University of Texas in… Read More »

Scientists unpick how cannabis component may fight psychosis

LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists have unraveled how a non-intoxicating component of cannabis acts in key brain areas to reduce abnormal activity in patients at risk of psychosis, suggesting the ingredient could become a novel anti-psychotic medicine. Green shoots of cannabis are seen in a field overlooking a lake in Yammouneh in West of Baalbek,… Read More »