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New immunotherapy leaves 93 percent of advanced leukemia patients in remission

May 2nd, 2016 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

29 patients with advanced type leukemia that were resistant to multiple other forms of therapy had their genes genetically engineered. Of those 29 patients 27 of them went into remission after receiving the treatment making this new immunotherapy a strong candidate for curing cancer.

Gene therapy against human aging successful

April 27th, 2016 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, has undergone a gene therapy, created by her own company that has reversed 20 years of telomere shortening. This makes Parrish the first human to be successfully rejuvenated by gene therapy. Telomere score is calculated according to telomere length of white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). This result is based on […]

The age of the computer chip brain implant

April 21st, 2016 at 8:05 am » Comments Off

Though he was left paralyzed from the neck down, Ian Burkhart can now play Guitar Hero with his thoughts. A computer chip in his brain enables him to play along to the rhythm of the songs, a process detailed in a paper published on April 13th.  

3D printed ovaries allow for infertile mice to produce babies

April 6th, 2016 at 7:57 am » Comments Off

New research has shown that a 3D-printed scaffolding could restore function to mice that had their ovaries removed. The scientists presented their research last week at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Boston. The mice they were testing gave birth to healthy pups. Hopefully, in the future, this procedure can restore functionality to women who have […]

Due to three bioprinting breakthroughs, printable organs are here

March 9th, 2016 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Over the next few weeks, while browsing on the dating app, Tinder, you may find an image of someone with an ‘organ donor’ icon next to their photo. By swiping right, you will be given the option to register as an organ donor.

Dissolvable electronics in the brain monitor health and then vanish

March 5th, 2016 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

  A fleeting fleck of electronics smaller than a grain of rice can wirelessly relay critical health information and then gently dissolve away. The transient sensors can measure pressure, temperature, pH, motion, flow, and potentially specific biomolecules that could improve patient care.

French researchers restore the youth of cells taken from 100 year old people

November 19th, 2015 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

Scientists in France were able to restore the youth of cells taken from people 100 years of age and older. They reprogrammed them to stem cells stage, demonstrating that aging is in fact reversible.

Biotechnology startup will begin testing CRISPR gene editing on humans in 2017

November 6th, 2015 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Editas CEO Katrine Bosley Editas Medicine, a biotechnology startup, will begin tests of a powerful new form of gene repair in humans within two years. Speaking this week at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form […]

3D printed thyroid gland implanted into mice

November 5th, 2015 at 6:51 pm » Comments Off

With new advancements happening on a regular basis in the world of bioprinting, it’s hard to determine just which company is furthest ahead.  Is it Organovo, the publicly traded company already working to create 3D printed mini kidneys with Australian researchers? Or is it one of the many research institutions making advancements in 3D printing ear drums, blood […]

Human heart can now be 3D printed using biological materials

October 28th, 2015 at 2:53 pm » Comments Off

All 3D printed innovations have something in common: they are only producing inorganic, plastic-based material. What about organic materials, such as human organs? Wouldn’t it be great if new organs could be printed out and used in surgical operations to save people’s lives? (Video)

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