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Precision Finance: What It Could Mean For Financial Securities

Digital securities (often referred to as security tokens) represent ownership of regulated financial products backed by equity, debt or equity/debt derivatives stored on a blockchain-based database system. Unlike the wild-west behavior found with initial coin offerings, digital securities apply the established rules of compliant fundraising for businesses into the new technical features of a blockchain-based asset. This field continues to ... Read More »

Humans could have been long-distance runners, if we had this gene

The functional loss of a single gene may have helped humans become one of the best long-distance runners in the animal kingdom, a study has found. Researchers at the University of California San Diego in the US studied mice engineered to lack the gene called CMAH. Two to three million years ago, the functional loss of CMAH triggered significant changes ... Read More »

This new therapy could boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer

Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer. A study, published in the journal PNAS, found that adding the molecule called Diprovocim to an existing vaccine can draw cancer-fighting cells to tumour sites. Experiments in mice with melanoma suggest the therapy could increase ... Read More »

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Turns out, a new HIV drug can reduce the viral replication and increase immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said. For some individuals with HIV, existing drug therapies fail ... Read More »

Chronotherapy Could Make Cancer Treatments More Effective, Here’s How

Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous. A leading authority on cancer metabolism, he routinely is asked to speak about how tumors reprogram biochemical pathways to help them slurp up nutrients and how disrupting these noxious adaptations could be a powerful approach to treating cancer. Instead of doing so, Dang uses his soapbox at ... Read More »

Not sure of personal goals? This could lead to depressive symptoms

People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research. The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, investigated two forms of motivational conflict. These were inter-goal conflict — when pursuing one goal makes it difficult to pursue another — and ambivalence — conflicting ... Read More »

Heart failure causes and symptoms, experts say even moderate drinking could be fatal

Alcohol is bad for our health and we don’t need a doctor to tell us that. However, how much alcohol is ok has always been debatable. There have been many studies conducted on the consumption of alcohol and its impact on our bodies, but there has never been a conclusive figure or amount that we could agree on. But in the interest ... Read More »

Cannabis oil could help treat eczema and psoriasis, scientists say

It is estimated that around 60% of UK citizens have some sort of skin conditionand, for many, finding a cure can be hard work. However, a new treatment could be on the horizon for people who suffer with eczema or psoriasis, after new research shows cannabis to have a positive effect on their symptoms. A dermatologist explains how stress can affect your skin Scientists believe that ... Read More »

10 unusual things you could be allergic to

Sniffles, sneezing, runny nose—if this sounds like you every spring, you’re far from alone. About 44% of people in the United Kingdom suffer from at least one allergy, and that number is on the rise. For most people who suffer from allergies, symptoms are annoying, but not too severe; but for some, they can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. There are ... Read More »

Stomach issues? Here’s what your abdominal pains could mean

Whether you’re dealing with a casual case of indigestion or you’re suffering with something a bit more serious, tummy pains offer an insight into what’s going on inside our bodies and should never be ignored — no matter how manageable. Here, we look at six of the most common stomach issues with the help of Dr Luke Powles, lead physician ... Read More »