Medicine Archive

futureGeorge Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times

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DNA Reading has improved 3 million fold and writing of DNA has improved a billion-fold from 1980 to today. George Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times. They eliminated one codon (out of …

brainMolecule developed that helps target T-cells to fight brain cancer

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T-Cell immunotherapy is a multi-billion dollar success. Companies are genetically engineering an individual’s own immune cells to attack cancer in the blood or lymph system. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T therapy has seen huge acquisitions and investments. Gilead …

crisprCrispr gene therapy fixes disease in a human embryo

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Chinese scientists used CRISPR gene therapy to correct a mutation that causes Marfan syndrome, an incurable connective tissue disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people. A single letter mistake in the gene for FBN1, which codes for the fibrillin …

antiagingStatistical hint of a wall of death at 115-116 years

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There might be a wall of death at around the age of 115 to 116 years of age. There are a few confirmed people who live past that age but it is a tiny number. Only about one in 1,000 …

cryonicsFast unthawing using lasers and gold nanopoarticles

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The University of Minnesota has made a highly-touted new technology for “cryo-preserving” living biomaterials such as fish embryos available for licensing. Ultimately, the public institution is seeking a commercialization partner for the method hailed as a breakthrough for wildlife conservation …

crisprCRISPR gene editing successfully stopped Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs and human trials are next

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CRISPR gene editing has stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in dogs, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline. unprecedented improvement in the muscle …

antiagingLancet opens the door to treating aging as a disease

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The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has just published a four-paper Series on Ageing and endocrinology, highlighting endocrine-related diseases and comorbidities as some of the most common age-related conditions and major impediments to maintaining good health in old age. Implementation of …

agingLiving to 90 and beyond is mostly within your control

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Worldwide there are over 500,000 centenarians. By 2025, there should be a million centenarians in the world and 2 million by 2040. This is before the changes that might occur with radically improved antiaging or aging reversal technology. In 2015, …

medicineOpenwater portable MRI will be 1000 times cheaper with 1 million times the resolution

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Leapfrog light and hologram based MRI technology will scan the brain or body bit by bit or voxel by voxel. This light-based system will not only be vastly smaller and cheaper than existing magnetic MRI, it will also have vastly …

medicineOpenwater will turn MRI into a portable system with consumer electronic level pricing and volumes

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Openwater’s breakthrough portable MRI could get around smartphone pricing. They will need improved AI so that reading of the MRI image does not require thousands of dollars in training. Openwater is creating MRI-resolution wearables that leverage consumer electronics manufacturing facilities …