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A genetically engineered weight-loss implant

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
In response to excessive blood-fat levels, it produces a messenger substance that signals satiety (fullness) to the body.

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Singularity University believes it will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico has continued to generate intense excitement among geneticists and biotech experts.

If it works, Guardant’s new approach to detecting cancer may save your life

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup has developed new technology that it claims can open a new front in the war on cancer.

Miniature artificial lung could revolutionize cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The 3D-Lung tumor model helps researchers to test medications.

Novel immune-suppressant vaccine completely blocks HIV infection in apes: human trials planned

Posted in Medicine on 29th Aug, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A novel and relatively simple vaccine that can be administered orally.

Nanotechnology and bioengineering are taking the fight to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps no other diseases highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancers.

Bioengineers Have Developed a Tool for Reprogramming Genetic Code

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells.

The printed organs coming to a body near you

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2015 04:55 PM
by AlexMuller
From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are now churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.

CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.

Pain blocking implant gets closer to human use

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2015 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny device that blocks severe pain caused by nerve damage is set to be implanted in sufferers of the condition within five to ten years, according to its creators.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Gene Editing Startup Raises $120 Million to Apply CRISPR to Medicine

Posted in Business on 10th Aug, 2015 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas Medicine has raised $120 million to create treatments with CRISPR, including ones for cancers, retinal disease, and sickle cell anemia.

Scientists are building a better sweet potato to fight blindness.

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children.

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A 'injectable cryogel whole-cell cancer vaccine' uses patient-specific harvested cancer to help the body attack cancer.

Chatty cellular machines take synthetic biology to next level

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a new class of cellular machines that 'talk' to each other, and behave in sophisticated ways. Synthetic biology is going multicellular.

A new process for studying proteins associated with diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Sep, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer.

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures.

The Genomics Revolution:

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2015 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
From evolution by natural selection to evolution by intelligent direction.

Kavli foundation invests $100 Million into brain research

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope the money will help develop tools that will allow neuroscientists to see the whole picture of how the brain works.

DuPont Predicts CRISPR Plants on Dinner Plates in Five Years

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerful and possibly unregulated, gene editing starts new boom in GMOs.

Malaria vaccine may provide hope for a general cure for cancer

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The hunt for a vaccine against malaria has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer.

23andMe raises $115M to grow its DNA health test technology globally

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2015 04:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The company offers customers a report with information about your health and ancestry, covering 254 diseases and conditions.

CEO of Bioviva claims to be testing antiaging gene therapy on herself

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2015 06:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An American biotech CEO claims she is the first to undergo gene therapy to reverse aging. Judge for yourself.

A functional kidney organoid from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Diseases can attack specific organs, landing patients on a transplant list. Our bodies have markers that identify an organ as 'self', making it difficult to find an organ match.

Scientists find way to make leukemia cells kill each other

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The surprise finding could lead to a powerful new therapy for leukemia and possibly other cancers.

The Science Surrounding Cryonics

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
What the nervous system of the roundworm, frozen embryos, and extreme hypothermia tell us about preserving the mind.

A miniature biomedical device for measuring important blood levels

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The device transmits data in real time to care providers, measures the levels of the metabolites glucose, lactate and bilirubin, as well as the ions calcium and potassium.

A CRISPR variation that wont introduce new DNA to plants

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have altered CRISPR so that it can knock out genes without introducing new ones. The modifications might not even qualify as genetically modified foods.

Revotek releases world's first 3D blood vessel bioprinter

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Revotek released the world's first 3D blood vessel bioprinter. With two nozzles working alternatively, the bioprinter can finish a 10cm blood vessel within two minutes.

Biodegradable implant could simplify bone replacement surgery

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biodegradable graft material could take the place of actual bone, for the treatment of fractures or other injuries.

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans in 2017

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form of blindness using CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

3D-printed microchannels deliver oxygen, nutrients from artery to tissue implant

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Solves one of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine: keeping implant tissues alive during growth in a lab.

PTN interviews D.J. MacLennan; futurist and author on the subject of cryonics

Posted in Interviews on 12th Nov, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
D.J. MacLennan is a futurist who has been researching the state of cryonics for his book: Frozen to Life: A Personal Mortality Experiment.

First-Ever Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The first-ever working vocal cords able to produce realistic sound have been grown from scratch in a lab, giving hope to people who have lost their voice.

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.

Could Implantable LEDs Relieve Your Pain?

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biocompatible device will make it easier for researchers to determine the neurological basis of pain.

Discovery could open door to cryopreservation of tissues and organs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A new approach to vitrification could allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and organs for later use.

A safer way to do gene editing

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate, vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2015 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
To the people actually facing a devastating inherited genetic disease, engineering humanity sounds like a really good thing.

Human gene editing treatment to tackle hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015 01:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The controversial medical method could prevent people with hemophilia from bleeding to death internally.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

Improved version of CRISPR gene editing tool eliminates errors

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
These precise enzymes hope to expedite genetic engineering so that CRISPR’s possible applications can become realities.

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The CRISPR/Cas9 technique is a massive discovery, that may already be on its way to being outdated and replaced with something even better.

Promising progress finally being made in cryopreseration

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2016 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
After decades of piecemeal progress, the science of cryogenically storing human organs is warming up.

Spinning up artificial capillaries with a cotton candy machine

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2016 01:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are steadily moving us toward the day when ordering up a new organ could be commonplace.

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2016 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

Mini-brains to help us understand how chemicals affect the brain

Posted in Medicine on 17th Feb, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
In recent years, scientists have turned to "mini-brains", tiny lab-grown balls of brain cells, to test pharmaceuticals or better understand the causes of some diseases.

Why scientists are shocked by the results of the immunotherapy cancer treatment trial

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not perfect, but it could make immunotherapy a 'pillar' of cancer treatment, researcher says.

Researchers Have Discovered a Fast Way to Make Artificial Arteries for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Testing drugs on human tissues, without a whole human involved, can save money, time, and lives.

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists will inject gene-spliced viruses directly into patients eyes.

Regenerative medicine scientists print replacement tissue

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients.

Rapidly building artificial arteries for testing drugs

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2016 12:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Promising drugs could be better tested before entering human trials.

Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

Whole-genome sequencing test for under $1,000

Posted in Science on 8th Mar, 2016 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
For $999, Veritas Genetics Will Put Your Genome on a Smartphone App. If the claim is true, it would shatter a long-held barrier in genetic medicine.

CRISPR enhancements: improving the ability to delete genes

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2016 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found a way to improve the efficiency of the gene editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9.

Future brain therapies for Parkinson's possible with stem cell bioengineering

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists developed a novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain.

Injectable gel increases blood flow for arterial disease patients

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A novel bio-gel formed from natural scaffolding taken from human muscle could help to treat treating arterial disease.

Major steps toward a bioengineered heart for transplantation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a patient’s own cells may overcome problems associated with receiving a heart donated by another person.

New findings in humans provide encouraging foundation for upcoming AIDS vaccine clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are working to develop a vaccine capable of inducing "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that can prevent HIV infection.

Scientists develop 'game changing' stem cell repair system

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, has the potential to transform treatment approaches to regenerative medicine.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs; no stem cells required

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2016 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Closer to the natural regeneration that happens in animals like newts and salamanders and no medical-safety and embryo concerns.

Lab-grown blood vessels appear a safe alternative to synthetic implants

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Bioengineered vessels proving more durable and just as safe as commonly used synthetic grafts when implanted into patients.

BioViva Plans an Age Reversal Clinic in Fiji: An unusual project with many unanswered questions

Posted in Business on 23rd May, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Thwarted stateside by the FDA, US anti-aging pioneers are heading to the South Pacific.

Gene helps prevent heart attack, stroke; may also block some effects of aging

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2016 12:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'Finding a way to reactivate this pathway may have profound implications for health and aging.'

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.

This year, we'll sequence DNA in space for the first time

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Kate Rubins, a virologist turned astronaut, heads to the ISS this month to monitor more than 250 experiments, including genetic sequencing.

Scientists discover how to convert skin cells into red blood cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified the four genetic keys that unlock the genetic code of skin cells and reprogram them to start producing red blood cells.

Human aging reversal trials in a year or two, George Church discusses rejuvenating the body

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2016 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Church: 'I think it can happen very quickly. I think we'll be seeing the first human trials in a year or two.'

Powerful New Gene-Editing Tool May Finally Be Used on Humans

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2016 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Using CRISPR, researchers would genetically modify the T cells so that when they’re put back into the patient, they go after myeloma, melanoma, and sarcoma tumour cells.

A Zika Vaccine is Now Ready for Human Test Subjects

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2016 11:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, which will be tested on a small sampling of human participants, arrives five months after the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency.

Stem cell created blood will be scaled up by 2020 to solve blood shortages

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Megakaryon has a joint research with Harvard to develop blood outside of the body. Success would eliminate the blood shortages.

Human Clinical Trials of the Anti-Aging Compound NMN to Start in Japan

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers to test in humans the safety and effectiveness of a compound that is on the verge of being proven to reverse some effects of aging.

Zika vaccine 'works very well' in mice

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jun, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A single dose of an experimental vaccine can protect mice against the Zika virus, raising renewed hope of a vaccine for humans, say scientists.

We Can Now Tell a Person’s Age Range From Crime Scene Blood

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2016 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working to narrow down the age range to within a span of two or three years.

Discovery of a powerful defense against free radicals that contribute to aging and diseases

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.

Michael Greve Commits $10 Million to the SENS project (life extension research)

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jul, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think we should have more people contribute to the step-by-step creation of cures for the root causes of all age-related diseases.'

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
They said this mirrored the pattern of other epidemics, such as chikungunia, a virus similar to Zika.

Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans for the First Time

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The trial could pave the way for more CRISPR-based treatments in the future, potentially revolutionizing the way we treat diseases.

Gene 'reboots' stem cells to slow or reverse the aging process

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanog, has been shown to replenish the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate, which could be used to slow or even reverse the aging process in humans.

Next five years could see successes or failures for first SENS antiaging treatment

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Success for companies based on SENS is a very important step for much larger funding of the SENS life extension approach.

Economist magazine looks at possibility of imminent life extension successes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 04:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Diseases compete to kill people with age. Increasing longevity beyond 95 would require a new approach.

Mayo Clinic, collaborators working to advance aging research via clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging is the largest risk factor for most chronic diseases, and elderly care accounts for about 1 trillion USD a year in the US.

Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging.

Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Due to rapidly advancing biotechnology, he thinks human lifespan may grow dramatically this century.

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2016 06:15 AM
by AlexMuller
More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia.

Projects investigating neural regeneration in the retina funded by NIH

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2016 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

Microsoft aims to 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MS aims to 'solve the problem of cancer' within a decade by using computer science to crack the code of diseased cells.

A Revolution in Heart Surgery: Scientists Create Artificial Blood Vessels That Grow Normally

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2016 02:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researcher have successfully created artificial blood vessels that will grow and expand as their host grows, like regular blood vessels.

Immune system discovery likened to finding a new continent

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 03:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could influence new immunotherapies and vaccines by providing new target epitopes for boosting the immune system.

By 2017, Gene Therapy Could Allow Us to Reverse Blindness

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A gene therapy that may be able to reverse blindness caused by genetics is in its final stage of FDA approval.

New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2016 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new compound has been shown by researchers to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers.

Biofabrication Institute announced for Australia

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2016 09:54 AM
by AlexMuller
A biofabrication institute will image, model and manufacture 3D patient-specific tissues under the one roof.

Possible sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The full antiaging toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage.

Parker institute working on Cancer Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:15 PM
by AlexMuller
To defeat cancer, Tech Billionaire Sean Parker is starting $250 million project, which will focus on discovering highly personal tumor tags by using algorithms.

Pathway linked to slower aging also fuels brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a lot of buzz about taking NAD+ precursors for their anti-aging effects.

Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology is a startup focusing on medicines to help us do that by slowing the effects of age-related diseases.

Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2016 08:16 AM
by AlexMuller
They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough.

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
'When the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless'

Nanodiscs deliver personalized cancer therapy to immune system

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Personalized immunotherapy is a fast-growing field of research in the fight against cancer.

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Grail leverages Illumina’s gene sequencing tech to potentially spot any kind of cancer in the body before symptoms appear.

Scar-free wound healing could be on its way

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2017 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
They're now able to get wounds to heal with regenerated skin, instead of with scar tissue.

The End of Scars? Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2017 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells.

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer’s Primary Way of Making Energy

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2017 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Low-dose treatment with diabetes medication metformin resulted in a significant increase in tumor cell death.

Medical first, children had cancer cured with genetically engineered cells from another person

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2017 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s first attempt to treat cancer with genetically engineered immune cells from a donor.

World First Drug Trial in Manchester Leaves Man With No Trace of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2017 04:19 PM
by Alex Muller
The Christie has participated in a world-first drug trial that has left a 60-year-old man with no trace of the disease.

Salmonella can be weaponized to flush out cancer

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2017 05:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A notorious germ best known for getting people rushing to the bathroom may one day have cancer patients headed to clinics for a new treatment.

Gene Editing is Leading to a New Age in Human Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Gene-editing therapy was successfully used to treat a leukemia patient.

Scientists rejuvenate blood by reprogramming cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The effort could fight leukemia and other blood conditions.

Terminal cancer patients in complete remission after one gene therapy treatment

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2017 06:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A gene therapy treatment which boosts a patient's own immune cells has been shown to clear disease from one third of terminal patients.

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:59 AM
by Alex Muller
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.

3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2017 10:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Even as political landscapes change, science and technology continue to push forward.

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location before symptoms appear

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2017 07:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body, has been developed by scientists.

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2017 08:50 AM
by Alex Muller
A cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors.

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017 09:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A clinical trial conducted in Miami found that elderly patients breathed easier and walked longer distances after receiving a single infusion of stem cells.

Anti-aging biotech Unity adds $55M as it preps first human trial to flush senescent cells

Posted in Business on 21st Mar, 2018 12:31 AM
by Alex Muller
Unity Biotechnology is filling up its cash reserves with another venture round before it goes into its first anti-aging human studies.

George Church says there is eye-popping anti-aging results in mice and age reversing tests on dogs

Posted in Medicine on 11th May, 2018 12:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Rejuvenate Bio is a stealth startup that is working on reversing aging in dogs and then will try to reverse aging in humans.

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2018 04:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Commercially available supplement can improve dilation of a subjects’ arteries by 42 percent in response to increased blood flow.

Google Calico, and drug giant AbbVie, sign a $1 billion deal to back antiaging drug development

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2018 12:37 AM
by Alex Muller
The famously quiet Calico has built a big team of 150-plus around an HQ base in South San Francisco, with plans to add more.

80 year old billionaires are injecting Placental stem cells to boost lifespan and health

Posted in Medicine on 7th Aug, 2018 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Injecting Placental stem cells into old mice at the end of their lives can boost longevity by 50%. It extends the life of 2-year-old mice to three years.

Artificial Intelligence creating new drugs from scratch by efficiently searching huge molecular possibilities

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2018 01:57 AM
by Alex Muller
AI is revolutionizing medicine including radiology, pathology, and other medical specialties.

The Las Vegas vertical farm that aims to produce over 1 million pounds of produce every year

Posted in Business on 27th Aug, 2018 02:20 AM
by Alex Muller
The city could soon become a major purveyor of fresh greens, thanks to a new $30 million vertical-farming facility.

Methuselah Foundation thinks Longevity Escape Velocity could be here by 2030

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2018 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
We are seeing the first glimmers of this already.

Anti-aging treatment against senescent cells

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2018 08:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Unity Biotechnology is developing treatments to eliminating senescent cells, which are a fundamental mechanism of aging.

Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2018 01:18 AM
by Alex Muller
A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests.

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