Healthcare Knuggets

Feb 01, 2024

I’m excited to share some positive news from the healthcare world with you! First off, there have been some great advancements in gene therapy for sickle cell disease and a new, non-opioid drug for pain. These treatments are showing promise and are a step in the right direction for improving patient care and outcomes.

In other news, researchers have made an intriguing discovery of tiny genetic material called Obelisks in human gut and mouth bacteria. This discovery has the potential to have significant implications for human health and is an exciting development in the field of genetics.

I’m also pleased to report that Japan’s lunar lander SLIM has woken up and resumed operations after being without power for over a week. This means that it will continue to scan the lunar surface for traces of a mineral called olivine, which could provide valuable insights into the Moon’s origin.

Additionally, there have been some interesting findings in Alzheimer’s research, with a small study suggesting that proteins related to the disease can be transferred from person to person through surgical procedures. While more research is needed, this study presents a new avenue for understanding and potentially treating Alzheimer’s.

There’s so much happening in the world of healthcare, and it’s all incredibly fascinating. Stay tuned for more updates, and as always, stay healthy and informed!


Stay Well!