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Scientists genetically modify virus to kill cancer cells

November 26th, 2018 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

A genetically modified virus that kills cancer cells and destroys their hiding places has been developed by British scientists. It targets both cancer cells and healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the immune system.



Bioprinting: How 3d printing is changing medicine

November 24th, 2018 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off


World’s first full-body medical scanner generates astonishing 3D images

November 24th, 2018 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

The new EXPLORER full-body scanner promises faster and more detailed medical imaging(Credit: UC Davis) After over a decade of development, the world’s first full-body medical scanner has produced its first images. The groundbreaking imaging device is almost 40 times faster than current PET scans and can capture a 3D picture of the entire human body […]



The end of chemotherapy? Scientists discover all cancerous cells have a KILL CODE that can be triggered without the gruelling treatment

November 7th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Researchers at Northwestern University found that our cells can kill themselves Currently, this is triggered by disease itself or the artificial use of chemotherapy Now, experts believe the ‘kill codes’ could be synthetically duplicated for use Every cell in the human body contains a ‘kill code’ which can be triggered to cause its own self-destruction. […]



Google AI claims 99% accuracy in metastatic breast cancer detection

October 24th, 2018 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Above: Left: a slide containing lymph nodes. Right: LYNA identifying the tumor region. Metastatic tumors — cancerous cells which break away from their tissue of origin, travel through the body through the circulatory or lymph systems, and form new tumors in other parts of the body — are notoriously difficult to detect. A 2009 study […]



Same-sex mouse parents give birth via gene editing

October 21st, 2018 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Scientists delivered pups with genetic material from two moms and two dads. But only pups with two moms survived to have babies themselves. BIRDS DO IT, bees do it—even laboratory mice do it. But with science in the mix, actually creating new life may not always require a male and a female. Using gene editing […]



The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria

October 20th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Infection with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can cause many health problems, including sepsis. Certain strains of this bacterium are resistant to antibiotics, so they are particularly dangerous. However, researchers discover that a probiotic bacterium can destroy this superbug. Researchers are now investigating the potential of a probiotic bacterium in treating MRSA infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus […]



Scientists grow human retinas and illuminate eye disease targets

October 20th, 2018 at 12:42 am » Comments Off

Retinal organoid at 291 days. Red and green cone cells are green in the photo, while blue cone cells are blue. Scientists were able to grow human retinas from stem cells for 1 year, allowing them to mimic human fetal development of retinas and closely observe how color-detecting cells form. Why it matters: The information […]



The ‘game-changing’ technique to create babies from skin cells just stepped forward

October 6th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Scientists in Japan made progress recently in the quest to combat infertility, creating the precursor to a human egg cell in a dish from nothing but a woman’s blood cells. The research is an important step toward what scientists call a “game-changing” technology that has the potential to transform reproduction. The primitive reproductive cell the […]



Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper

October 5th, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

UC San Diego researchers develop new protocol for creating human cortical organoids, mini-brains derived directly from primary cells that can be used to better explore and understand the real thing. Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development , researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe […]



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