Researchers are betting on gel in the fight against cancer
A recent study, published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, shows the success of a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer. Scientists have discovered how to implant radiation directly into the tumor using a gel-like injection that protects the surrounding tissue. The treatment was tested in mice, and with various forms of pancreatic cancer, garnering a 100 percent response rate in all of their models. What’s more encouraging is that the tumors were completely eliminated in a majority of the mice, 80 percent of the time.
CBD may be entering a new market
While the product is currently used to treat chronic pain, migraines, and other conditions, a new study shows it may be useful in postmenopausal women. The research, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, reveals how CBD could alleviate symptoms of estrogen deficiency. The preclinical study was done in mice, but researchers say many women are already using CBD on their own to deal with their menopause and post-menopause symptoms.
Apple may be expanding into the health world
The tech giant will reportedly be launching health insurance in 2024. Experts predict the company is in a great place for this new venture due to its current health-monitoring technology inside its phones and smart watches. These devices can track a user’s blood oxygen levels, heart rate, body temperature, and more.
Two tricks to help boost your memory
New research suggests that two practices, called spacing and retrieval, can drastically improve learning if done consistently. ‘Spacing’ refers to a strategy of learning small pieces of information over a longer period of time, instead of cramming everything in one night. ‘Retrieval’ involves actively remembering what you’ve learned in the past, through flashcards or writing prompts. The work is published in nature reviews psychology.