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Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 22, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AP Image caption Priscilla Chan was trained as a paediatrician Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade. At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the [...]

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US probes ‘IS chemical rocket attack’ on American troops in Iraq

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 22, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mosul is the main IS stronghold in Iraq Islamic State militants may have fired a chemical rocket at American troops based in Iraq, the US military says. A rocket that landed within several hundred yards of US troops at Qayara air base near Mosul may have contained mustard agent, it [...]

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Breast-cancer drug confusion ‘putting lives at risk’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 22, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Experts say the benefits of bisphosphonates for post-menopausal women with breast cancer are convincing Thousands of post-menopausal women with breast cancer are missing out on cheap drugs that could prevent their disease spreading, research suggests. A survey by Breast Cancer Now found there was confusion over who funded [...]

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