Tommy Rivers Puzey | #RunWithRivs Fundraiser for Rivers Puzey

Good News Notes: “The running community is coming together to help Tommy Rivers Puzey and his family as he begins his battle with cancer with a fundraising campaign. Rivers Puzey, a beloved runner and physical therapist based in Flagstaff, Arizona, was hospitalized nearly a month ago with what was initially an undiagnosed respiratory issue (COVID-19 negative). A few…

A Year After Gene Therapy, Boys With Muscular Dystrophy Are Healthier and Stronger

Good News Notes: “Two and a half years ago, a study published in Science Advances detailed how the gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas-9 repaired genetic mutations related to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The study was a proof of concept, and used induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). But now a similar treatment has not only been administered to real people, it has…

Cone snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

Good News Notes: “An international team of researchers, including University of Utah Health scientists, report they have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of insulin. The human hybrid insulin combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails. The finding, based on animal studies, could jumpstart the…

Elderly Bayard man saved following heart attack

 Good News Notes: “An elderly Bayard man who suffered a heart attack Sunday was saved following treatment from a Bayard police officer and volunteer firefighters. Bayard Police Chief Lee Alirez said that the man was flown out of Gila Regional Medical Center and is doing OK. According to a press release sent by Alirez, Bayard…

From lab to clinic: hope for those suffering from depression

Good News Notes: “As we look back over the past decade, one thing is disturbingly apparent: We are increasingly a people in despair. For many, when despair becomes depression, or untenable anxiety, the standard answers — antidepressants with a dose of therapy — are not enough to assuage suffering. We know this because the rates…

FDA Expands Access to Ecstasy Drug for PTSD Therapy

Good News Notes: “Iraq War veteran Jonathan Lubecky was deployed to Balad Air Base in 2006, where mortar attacks became part of daily life. During one enemy strike, Lubecky was knocked unconscious, suffering a  traumatic brain injury. His overall combat experience resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. After leaving the Army in 2009, he tried many treatments,…

FDA approves Israeli IceCure tumor-treating tech for liver, kidney cancer

Good News Notes: “IceCure, a Tel Aviv-based medical device company has received additional US Food and Drug Administration approval for its tumor-treating cryoablation technology. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, Tlalit Bussi Tel Tzure, IceCure’s vice president of business development and global marketing, said the company received its first approval by the FDA in 2010…

Procedure gaining popularity to treat common prostate problem

Good News Notes: “The quest to provide non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical procedures to patients who battle common medical issues is becoming a near constant for medical providers. At Colorado Urology, one of those solutions is gaining popularity in treating BPH, commonly known as an enlarged prostate. ‘As our prostates enlarge, it may cause problems without bladder function…