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In surprise result, gene therapy reverses blinding eye disease

March 15th, 2018 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

 Dr. Robert MacLaren and colleagues at Britain’s Oxford Eye Hospital perform a gene therapy experiment. Patients who took part say the experimental, approach improved their vision. An experimental therapy for a blinding eye disease showed early – and surprising – promise when it improved the vision of patients in an early trial that was only […]

Workbench for virus design

February 23rd, 2018 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

ETH researchers have developed a technology platform that allows them to systematically modify and customise bacteriophages. This technology is a step towards making phage therapies a powerful tool for combating dangerous pathogens.

Celularity placental stem cell treatments for cancer, longevity

February 19th, 2018 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million Celularity is a New Jersey-based startup co-founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and ex-Celgene executive Dr. Bob Hariri.

Edible electronics tattooed on your food could help track your health

February 16th, 2018 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

The development of organic circuits that can be transferred onto food and pills paves the way for a new era of biomonitoring.

Where do you go when you die? The increasing signs that human consciousness remains after death

February 12th, 2018 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don’t breathe, our brains shut down—and that’s what divides the states we occupy from one moment (alive) to the next (dead).

Study: Women treated differently after heart attack

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

‘The findings from this study suggest that there are clear and simple ways to improve the outcomes of women who have a heart attack’

Fed up with drug companies, hospitals decide to start their own

February 1st, 2018 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.

Bill Gates thinks these six innovations could change the world

January 13th, 2018 at 1:16 pm » Comments Off

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will be the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching.

Fat fighting drug could let you lose weight without dieting

January 8th, 2018 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

The drug reportedly increases the metabolism of white fat cells.

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

January 7th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.

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