Health sciences

The health sciences study all aspects of health, disease and healthcare. This field of study aims to develop knowledge, interventions and technology for use in healthcare to improve the treatment of patients.

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  • Research Highlights |

    Zagato et al. have identified bacterial species of the microbiome that are lost during intestinal tumorigenesis. Mouse Faecalibaculum rodentium and its human homologue exert their antitumorigenic effect on cell proliferation through the production of short chain fatty acids.

    • Anna Dart
  • News and Views |

    Effective medical treatment for thyroid eye disease, a debilitating condition that can cause sight loss, has been lacking. A recent phase III trial of teprotumumab, an IGF1R antagonist, reports encouraging results and could be a game changer. Here, the trial is put in the context of current management strategies to address this question.

    • Marian Ludgate
  • Research Highlights |

    Yoshida, Gowers et al. examined somatic mutations in normal lung epithelium to better understand the effects of tobacco smoking, and stopping smoking, on normal tissue biology and how these effects relate to lung cancer development.

    • Sarah Seton-Rogers
  • Comments and Opinion |

    The FDA has demonstrated a willingness to expedite access to new cancer medicines by using real-world evidence to support regulatory drug approval. In this article, we explore three recent examples of such approvals and the lessons that can be learned from this collective experience.

    • Michael J. Raphael
    • , Bishal Gyawali
    •  & Christopher M. Booth