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New video shows 3D printed lung “breathing”

May 16th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

  First Breaths Scientists just took a major step forward towards 3D printed organs — with a new lung-like system full of air sacs can expand and contract, filling the same biological role as our lungs do by pumping oxygen into blood. Bioprinted organs could someday help people who are waiting and sometimes dying on […]



Should athletes be allowed to enhance their genes?

May 5th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  So-called gene doping is banned in sports, but some philosophers argue that it’s the way of the future Scientists first developed gene therapy techniques in the 1990s, exploring ways to treat disease by modifying malfunctioning cells. In 1997, a team at John Hopkins University edited genes to create what the media called “Schwarzenegger mice,” […]



Cause of cancer is written into DNA of tumors, scientists find, creating a ‘black box’ for origin of disease

April 22nd, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

Cancer causes the genetic code of DNA to change and the alterations can now be read The cause of cancer is written into the DNA of tumors, scientists have discovered, in a breakthrough which could finally show how much disease is attributable to factors like air pollution or pesticides. Until now the roots of many […]



‘Smart’ pajamas could monitor and help improve sleep

April 20th, 2019 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Ordinary-looking pajamas are transformed into “smart” ones with five strategically placed sensors that measure heartbeat, respiration and posture. If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a good night’s sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear. Researchers have developed pajamas embedded with self-powered sensors that provide unobtrusive and continuous monitoring of heartbeat, […]



Pharma company hacks tequila bacteria to produce THC

April 10th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Farmako, a pharmaceutical cannabis company based in Frankfurt, Germany recently registered a patent for a gene-editing process that turns tequila bacteria into cannabinoids, Futurism reports. The genetically modified bacterium is called Zymomonas cannabinoidis, a gene-edited version of Zymomonas mobilis, which is used to produce tequila. By feeding on sugar, the bacterium produces biosynthetic cannabinoids such […]



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