Health & Medicine

Free of HIV: UK Patient is the Second-Ever in Remission

A decade after the ‘Berlin patient’, a second person appears to be free of HIV. A male patient in the UK has been in...

Polio Eradication: Almost There?

On October 24, the World Polio Day celebrates the birth of Jonas Salk. In 1952, a team led by Salk at the University of Pittsburgh developed the first effective vaccine against poliomyelitis.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is Spreading in the US

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States (US), issued a briefing about the increasing number of cases of Acute Flaccid...

Cancer Immunotherapy Was the Spotlight of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo co-jointly received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

Health Disparities Within Cities: What Does Gentrification Have to Do With It?

When we think of differences in health quality in the United States, we often compare health by regions or by cities. But what about...

The Tiny Clocks Inside Us

Circadian cycles control our bodies' balance. This year, the Nobel Committee acknowledged the role of Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young in understanding our internal clocks.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Challenges of Predicting Response to Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, disabling disease that mainly affects the synovial joints. The identification of responders and non-responders before initiation of therapy would aid in making strategic treatment decisions and improve clinical outcomes.

Our 5 Favorite Stories From Last Week- Health&Medicine

From sperm's movement to placenta evolution, the impact of lifestyle in cancer, the evolution of microbes alongside colonization of the human body and the newly found coding function of circular RNA, these were the UA's favorite stories in Health and Medicine from last week.

What a Few Drops of Blood Can Tell About Cancer

Liquid biopsies in the future of cancer diagnosis. Today cancer is diagnosed by medical imaging methods and by further histological and sometimes molecular analysis of...

What is Turmeric and How to Use it to Prevent Heart Diseases

In the past decades, dramatic changes in diet and lifestyle have fueled a rampant increase in heart disorders. What is even more alarming is...