More CRISPR magic…
A Salk Institute team found transplanting liver cells into hemophilic mice restored their ability to form blood clots. The hope is that this one-and-done treatment could replace the frequent injections of clotting factors currently used to treat the inherited blood disorder.
— Read on www.fiercebiotech.com/research/a-liver-cell-transplant-could-replace-lifelong-injections-for-hemophilia-b-patients
Researchers at UC Berkeley have now mapped out the structure of telomerase – an enzyme known to play a key role in aging and cancer – in more detail than ever before, and the breakthrough could inform a new generation of highly-targeted drugs.
— Read on newatlas.com/telomerase-enzyme-mapped-anti-aging/54371/
If this tech could mature it would enable a new wave of garage entrepreneurship
Researchers have developed an inkjet printing technique that can be used to print optical components such as waveguides, an approach that could advance a variety of devices such as optical sensors used for health monitoring and lab-on-a-chip devices.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425120206.htm
The benefits inherent in dramatically-improved medical imaging are huge, and provides examples for similar developments in other industries.
— Read on diginomica.com/2018/04/18/ai-enhanced-instrumentation-fusion-deep-learning-medical-sensors-creates-dramatic-improvements/
Deep learning: A superhuman way to look at cells
— Read on phys.org/news/2018-04-deep-superhuman-cells.html
Sad to say goodbye to this myth of fear… we will find something else to terrify ourselves with…
The Earth and humanity will survive as fertility rates fall almost everywhere.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-16/decline-in-world-fertility-rates-lowers-risks-of-mass-starvation
The only source of noscapine, a cough suppressant with potential anti-cancer properties, is opium poppies. Yet Stanford bioengineers have found a new way of producing the drug: reconstructing its biosynthetic pathway in yeast.
— Read on med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/04/researchers-engineer-yeast-to-manufacture-complex-medicine.html
This kind of research is just getting started, much more to come… black mirror
Video shows a cyborg mouse ignoring sex and food as it obeys humans’ navigation commands
— Read on spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/researchers-steer-cyborg-mice-through-maze-with-brain-stimulation
Chemotherapy-free ‘cancer vaccine’ moves from mice to human trials at Stanford – SFGate
— Read on www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Chemotherapy-free-cancer-vaccine-moves-from-12777406.php