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Harvard University uncovers DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration

March 20th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

A piece of non-coding DNA may hold the key to how humans could regenerate body parts Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. Some animals can achieve extraordinary feats of repair, such as salamanders which grow back […]

A novel dementia treatment will flood people’s brains with a low-risk version of a key gene.

March 7th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

No one knows for certain what causes Alzheimer’s disease. But one fact about the condition has gained nearly irrefutable status. Depending on what versions of a gene called APOE you inherit, your risk of the brain disorder can be half the average—or more than 12 times as high. Sometimes called “the forgetting gene,” APOE comes […]

Device spots cancer in a single blood drop

March 6th, 2019 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

  A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma, report researchers. The device could lead to timelier interventions and better outcomes for patients. The “lab-on-a-chip” for liquid biopsy analysis detects exosomes—tiny parcels of biological information tumor cells produce to stimulate tumor growth or metastasize.

Doctor uses 5G to direct surgery live from a stage at Mobile World Congress

March 4th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Doctor Antonio Lacy of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona delivers a speech about the first 5G tele-mentored live surgery at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 27, 2019. – Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world’s biggest mobile fair as they […]

Scientists grow full-sized, beating human hearts from stem cells

February 19th, 2019 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

  Heart tissue, seeded with induced cardiac cells, matures in a bioreactor that the researchers created.It’s the closest we’ve come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the […]

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