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crisprControlling genome editing with nanomagnets

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A moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that cause diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Above -Rice University bioengineers use a magnetic field to activate nanoparticle-attached baculoviruses in a tissue. The viruses, …

diseaseSix injections a year of Fasenra fixes the root cause of extreme Asthma in many people

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Fasenra is an injected medication that helps prevent severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) and may improve your breathing. Fasenra reduces blood eosinophils. About 50% of people with severe asthma have too many eosinophils in their lungs. Eosinophils are white blood cells, …

antiagingPeter Attia has a clinician approach to longevity and discusses Rapamycin dosage

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Peter Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity. He spoke with Joe Rogan about longevity. Peter lists three things that …

diseaseCRISPR-Cas9 has been use to stop HIV in infected T cells

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Scientists in Japan have used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to stop human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in latently infected T cells that can’t be controlled using existing drug treatments. The gene-editing approach effectively disrupts two regulatory HIV-1 genes, tat and …

alzheimer'sUnited Neuroscience using endobody vaccines against Alzheimers

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United Neuroscience (UNS) endobody vaccines train the body to develop its own defense against agents of chronic disease. Vaccines have been one of the most effective and impactful medicines in history. Vaccines historically target exogenous pathogens outside the body associated …

diseaseArtificial pancreas shows improved results but longer studies needed to show cost effectiveness

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Artificial pancreas treatment, also referred to as closed loop glucose control, is an emerging treatment option combining an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring with a control algorithm to deliver insulin in a glucose responsive manner (that is, a single …

alzheimer'sGene APOE4 causes Alzheimers disease in humans and a fix has been created

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Researchers have found differences in how Alzheimers disease originates and develops in mice and humans. They determined which gene causes Alzheimers in humans and have developed a fix for it. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an …

diseaseGene therapy for common blood disorders

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In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders, UNSW Sydney-led researchers have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of foetal …

diseaseBathroom Hot-Air Hand Dryers spread of lot of Bacteria onto your hands

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New research identifies the kinds and amounts of bacteria from bathroom hand dryers. This follows up work from the University of Leeds Airborne germ counts were 27 times higher around jet air dryers in comparison with the air around paper …

controversialHuman head-body transplant is expected in 2018

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Sergio Canavero and Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping are expected to announce a date for body transplant in 2018. Canavero says head-body transplants are the next step for transplants. People have now been living for years with donated hearts, lungs, livers, …