156. Fighting Leukemia

Hey guys and welcome to goodness! Today’s goodness is about a new drug to fight lymphoma! Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer where the infection fighting cells in the immune system turn cancerous. Thought to be caused by a protein called BCL-2, the traditional treatment for Lymphoma is chemotherapy. But researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Peter […]

What Causes Sickle Cell…and How Are We Treating It?

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited blood disorders. In fact, it’s the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the world affecting millions of people worldwide. Once upon a time Sickle Cell was almost impossible to live with but today, we know a lot more about it and it turns out, something as simple as H2O can help keep […]

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Around 1/3 of the adult population are affected by hypertension so it is a big problem. Within that group around 10% of those patients have what we refer to as resistant hypertension, which means that the blood pressure cannot be controlled despite lifestyle modification and medications. We all have a very tiny little organised sensor, if you wish, that sits […]

5 Weird Things Your Blood Can Tell You

This episode of SciShow is sponsored by Brilliant! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♪ INTRO] It usually isn’t possible to simply glance at a sick person and instantly know exactly what disease they have. In order to diagnose diseases and assess risks, doctors often rely on biomarkers, a broad category that basically represents anything they can measure to learn […]