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medicineFreeze-dried Polio Vaccine

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USC researchers have developed freeze-dried polio vaccine. It was freeze-dried into a powder, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then rehydrated, offered full protection against the polio virus when tested in mice. Polio is nearing complete eradication and …

businessCRISPR Gene Editing Pioneer Condemns Embyro Editing

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Three of the pioneers in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 were Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna, and Feng Zhang. Doudna and Zhang helped launch Editas Medicine in 2013, but Doudna left the following year and joined Intellia Therapeutics. Intellia Therapeutics currently has …

crisprCRISPR Gene Engineered Human Babies Immune to HIV, Smallpox and Cholera

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CRISPR gene editing has been used to eliminate a gene called CCR5 in hopes of rendering human babies resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. The Associated Press reported that He Jiankui said one couple in the trial gave birth to …

cancerMedical, Technical Advances Combine to Create New Brain Models

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The brain is the black box of the body: full of secrets and often inaccessible. Recently, though, medical and technical advances have enabled scientists to explore a variety of new modeling techniques and allowed them to see the brain as …

dronesDrones Deliver Transplant Organs Between Hospitals

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A modified, six-rotor drone was used to model situations relevant to organ transportation. Above – first drone-based organ transport and an initial investigation of drone based organ transportation as a potential pathway towards expanding the donor organ pool. To monitor …

antiagingSafer and more effective senescent cell antiaging treatment

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In 2001, Aubrey de Grey and colleagues proposed ablation of senescent cells (ApoptoSENS) as the “damage-repair” strategy of choice for zombie cells. The idea was barely mentioned in the scientific literature. It was largely ignored until 2011 when a powerful …

medicineTufts regenerate frogs legs and they still taste like chicken

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A team of scientists designed a device that can induce partial hindlimb regeneration in adult aquatic African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) by “kick-starting” tissue repair at the amputation site. They introduce a new model for testing “electroceuticals,” or cell-stimulating therapies. …

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, …

cancerProgress on nanobots that kill cancer cells

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Motorized molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells and show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die. Above-Motorized molecules that target diseased …

asiaBeyond Free IVF is a brave new world with an army of surrogates

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Nextbigfuture has reported on Denmark providing free In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and having 10% of all babies from IVF. 20% of the couples in many countries have trouble having babies. This is increasing as mother delay having children until they …