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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Treatments for cancer and sickle cell disease deplete germ cells in young boys

Scientists have discovered that some treatments for cancer and sickle cell disease can destroy the germ cells that go on to develop into sperm in the testes of young boys. In some pre-pubescent boys, the treatment for sickle cell disease … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Researchers map ‘family trees’ of acute myeloid leukaemia for the first time in patients treated with enasidenib

Paris, France: For the first time, a team of international researchers have mapped the family trees of cancer cells in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) to understand how this blood cancer responds to a new drug, enasidenib. The work also explains … Continue reading

Published Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Sleep disorder linked with changes to brain structure typical of dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. OSA, where the walls of the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory