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Quantifying The Age Of Our Immune System Could Bring Us Some Steps Closer To Precision Medicine

Maybe a feel-young sense can be scientifically proven Getty During winter time practitioners prescribe flu shots to eligible patient groups. Among several categories, the elderly belong in the risk groups. However, a study published recently in Nature Medicine points out that our biological age does not necessarily coincide with the age of our immune system.… Read More »

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »