2021 is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Before insulin was discovered, diabetes was considered a fatal disease, and many people could fall into coma and then die within a short time after diagnosis. In order to get rid of diabetes, people have tried various ways.
Cancer is a terrible disease with high morbidity and mortality. In daily life, many people compare tumors with cancers, and think that if they grow tumors, they are suffering from cancer. Others believe that malignant tumors are cancers. What are the facts? What are the differences and connections between tumor and cancer?
On July 7, Moderna announced the first participants have been dosed in the Phase 1/2 study of mRNA-1010. Its research vaccine mRNA-1010 is a quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccine candidate targeting WHO recommendations including A H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B Yamagata and Victoria lineages. The press release states that it is Moderna's first seasonal flu vaccine candidate product that has entered clinical development.
Enzalutamide, typically used to treat prostate cancer could be explored for treating patients with COVID-19. Researchers found that, as a type of testosterone-blocker, enzalutamide also reduced the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to infect lung cells in the lab.
Nucleoside and nucleotide analogs are used as antiviral agents for several infections such as different types of viral hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and herpes virus infections.
On May 6, 2021, a study published in the top journal New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) brings important evidence for this. A research team led by scholars from the University of Copenhagen tested four different strategies and found the most beneficial way to maintain long-term weight loss and improve overall health: a combination of weight-loss drugs and lifestyle changes, rather than relying on a single approach.