Medicine

medicineCold Plasma Kills 99.9% of Airborne Viruses

A nonthermal plasma reactor was able to inactivate or remove from the airstream 99.9% of a test virus, with the vast majority due to inactivation.

newsWhat is the Multi-generational Effect of Partial Gravity ?

The reason for a space Gravity lab is that we do not know the long term effects of partial gravity and do not know if it is safe for humans to live at partial gravity. If we want to colonize …

medicineTreating Precancerous Skin Lesions With Fewer Side Effects

Precancerous skin lesions can be treated with topical targeted therapies to significantly reduce their size and inhibit the growth of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer. Two treatments—small-molecule kinase inhibitors known as dasatinib and BEZ-235—were …

diseaseTwo US Patients Treated With CRISPR Gene Editing

The University of Pennsylvania confirmed for the first time that two US patients had been treated using CRISPR gene editing. Several other human trials of CRISPR are starting or are set to start in the US, Canada and Europe to …

3d printingFirst 3D Printed Heart With Blood Vessels

Israeli researchers have printed the world’s first 3-D vascularized, engineered heart using human tissue. They used a patient’s own cells and biological material and the heart has blood vessels. The 3-D heart produced at TAU is only the size of …

medicineA Triumph of Sports Medicine as Tiger Woods Wins the Masters

Tiger Woods has won the Masters Golf Tournament. The response of my 13-year son to this was…What? He did? Isn’t he old? It is not just that Tiger Woods is 43, which is older for sports athletes (even golfers). Clearly …

cancerProgrammable Hybrid DNA-Protein Nanotechnology

Advancing toward a whole new hybrid field of protein-DNA nanotechnology with capabilities beyond DNA and Protein nanotechnology alone.

policyHow to Improve Social Mobility

People are very worried about rising income inequality in many countries and across the world. There is a growing perception that social mobility across generations has declined and that only the very rich get richer. There is a concern in …