Creation of gene-edited babies in China may have been illegal

He Jiankui at the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong KongREX/Shutterstock By Michael Le Page A preliminary investigation into the creation of gene-edited babies in China has concluded that Chinese researcher He Jiankui “illegally conducted the research in the pursuit of personal fame and gain”, reports the Xinhua state news agency. An investigating team set up… Read More »

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing therapies for a life threatening disease.” According… Read More »

Acupressure Helps Relieve Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms (STUDY)

A study has found that acupressure could be a low-cost, DIY solution for a set of persistent side effects which remain after conventional treatment for breast cancer is completed. It was reported by researchers in 2016 that acupressure helped with a reduction of fatigue in breast cancer survivors. This current study examined how acupressure impacted… Read More »