CRISPR gene therapy is enhancing t-cell immnotherapy treatment of cancer and treatments in people could be available within 2 to 3 years

Marcela V. Maus, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School identified three important improvements that CRISPR gene editing could potentially bring to T-cell-based therapies. 1. being more-effective tumor responses. 2. the targeted nature of CRISPR-mediated CAR integration into the genome might “prove safer than random integration, which carries the potential risk of generating a harmful mutation,” …

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Vaccine that does not need refrigeration could save 500,000 lives each year from fatal diarrhoea

Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoea. A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the …

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Some aging reversal in appearance, liver, muscle and other functions with cell penetrating peptides in very old mice

Researchers have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what they hope is a treatment for old age. A UK scientist said the findings were “impossible to dismiss”, but that unanswered questions …

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Tissue created with microblood vessel network and integrated the tissue into mice – a major advance for bioprinting organs

New research, led by nanoengineering professor Shaochen Chen, addresses one of the biggest challenges in tissue engineering: creating lifelike tissues and organs with functioning vasculature —networks of blood vessels that can transport blood, nutrients, waste and other biological materials — and do so safely when implanted inside the body. Researchers from other labs have used …

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Bootstrapping to genome modified adult brains via quantum computing and neurogenesis

What would be a possible technological path to genome modified adult brains and to genetically enhanced longevity for adults ? There is already improving versions of genetic engineering with improvements to CRISPR gene editing. However, current published research still shows below 50% effectiveness in making the desired edits in invivo human cells. There is billions …

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China now fears underpopulation and is considering baby bonuses for second child

China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed that economic constraints were making many reluctant to expand families, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported. The potential move was revealed by Wang Peian, vice-minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission at a social …

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Future life expectancy will break 90 year barrier for women in South Korea by 2030 but Asian American Women already past this in several US states

Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030 – and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new research. The gains will be mainly from improved life expectancy for those over 65. There are no longer many improvements possible from the prevention of early deaths in the developed world. …

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China’s two child policy credited with 7.9% boost in babies last year with another 10% per year possible by 2020

China’s universal second-child policy implemented early 2016 was a major factor in raising the number of births in China to 17.86 million last year, an increase of 7.9 percent and the highest annual number since since 2000, according to the top health authority. The number of newborns has increased by 1.31 million compared with 2015. …

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Bill Gates warns of bioterrorism killing 30 million in a year and DARPA already has Pandemic Prevention Platform project to develop response to new viruses within 60 days

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned a deadly pathogen could easily wipe out 30 million people in a year, and that the example of Ebola was one to heed. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mr Gates said there was a “reasonable probability” of such a virus spreading, and that it would most likely do …

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Advanced MP-MRI can detect 93% of aggressive prostrate cancers compared to 48% with older methods

The biggest leap “in decades” in diagnosing prostate cancer has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors and campaigners. Using advanced MRI nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumors that are caught. And the trial on 576 men, published in the Lancet, showed more than a quarter could be spared invasive biopsies, which can …

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Thought Controlled Nanoscale DNA Robots and micron scale wireless neural dust brain monitoring will combine for ultraprecise control of nanobots

There are three emerging technologies that will interact to enable precise release of medication based on conditions in the brain. 1. DNA nanobots with metal nanoparticles (this already can release drugs in living things based on EEG monitored conditions) 2. Neural dust for ultra-precise sensor readings 3. Deep learning for identifying patterns in sensors DNA …

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