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foodMicrobiome understanding could be used to improve human health and boost agriculture

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Scientists at Penn State are at the forefront of microbiome research. Growing understanding of these microscopic organisms is changing the way we treat diseases, grow crops, and create everyday products. New high-throughput sequencing technologies uncover a world of interacting microorganisms. …

antiagingFinnish study is more evidence for life extending effect of increased toughness

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A study of Finnish adults found that hitting the sauna four times a week lowered stroke risk, echoing previous research that found heat therapy has positive effects on the cardiovascular system. Older adults who like to bask in the heat …

air pollutionAir pollution deaths at 7 million per year are like unending WW2 scale deaths

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Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million …

crisprGene therapy treatment for blood disease approved in Europe

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Genetically modification of humans has been been approved for the first time in Europe. Swiss-based biotech company Crispr Therapeutics hope to find a way of curing blood disease beta thalassaemia. China has approved similar gene therapy trials. A trial into …

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 …

alzheimer'sRecording memory patterns and feeding back can boost memory by up to 37% in Alzheimers patients

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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person’s own memory patterns to facilitate the brain’s ability to encode and recall memory. …

diseaseMicroscopic view into the living tissue corrects mistaken understanding of 20% of the body

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Standard methods to slice and fix tissues for close-up exams end up draining the interconnected chambers. The collagen-based supports around those spaces then collapse and stick together, creating the appearance of a dense, supportive tissue. Looking at the tissues live …

blockchainIBM Crypto-anchors and blockchain will save up to $600 billion per year from fraud

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IBM’s mission is to help their clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, they showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of …

agricultureUV light enhancement system boosts crop yield by 26%

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BioLumic, creators of the first ultraviolet (UV) crop yield enhancement system, today announced the close of $5 million in Series A financing. Led by top AgTech investors Finistere Ventures and Radicle Growth acceleration fund, with Rabobank’s recently launched Food and …