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79% of Crohn’s disease patients in remission after early intervention

Led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, a clinical trial examined the effectiveness of giving the immunotherapy drug infliximab earlier, as soon as possible after diagnosis. They employed what’s called a ‘top-down’ strategy, meaning the drug was given straight after diagnosis regardless of the patient’s symptom severity. They found that this early intervention significantly reduces complications of this often debilitating disease, including the need for surgery by a factor of 10.

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Arthur Eddington publishes The Internal Constitution of the Stars correctly speculating about the existence of nuclear fusion

At that time, the source of stellar energy was a complete mystery; Eddington correctly speculated that the source was fusion of hydrogen into helium, liberating enormous energy according to Einstein’s equation E = mc2.

Arthur Eddington publishes The Internal Constitution of the Stars correctly speculating about the existence of nuclear fusion More