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Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has… Read More »

‘Living drug’ offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients

NHS patients with lymphoma have for the first time been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer. Mike Simpson, 62, from Durham, says his cancer is now “on the run”. The therapy, called CAR-T, is a “living drug” that is tailor-made for each patient using their body’s own cells… Read More »

For Many Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Bright Hope Lies Just Beyond Reach

Lucas was 5 before his parents, Bill and Marci Barton of Grand Haven, Mich., finally got an explanation for his difficulties standing up or climbing stairs. The diagnosis: muscular dystrophy. Mr. Barton turned to Google. “The first thing I read was, ‘no cure, in a wheelchair in their teens, pass in their 20s,” Mr. Barton… Read More »