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Google And Harvard Map Brain Connections In Unprecedented Detail

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 6th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The human brain is the most ridiculously complex computer that’s ever existed, and mapping this dense tangle of neurons, synapses and other cells is nigh on impossible. But engineers at Google and Harvard have given it the best shot yet, producing a browsable, searchable 3D map of a small section of human cerebral cortex.

Electronic Nose Sniffs Out Cancer In Blood Samples With Over 90% Accuracy

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The data shows we can identify these tumors at both advanced and the earliest stages, which is exciting.

A New Gene Editing Tool Could Rival CRISPR, And Makes Millions Of Edits At Once

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

This month, a team led by the famed synthetic biologist Dr. George Church at Harvard University hijacked another strange piece of bacteria biology. The result is a powerful tool that can, in theory, simultaneously edit millions of DNA sequences, with a “bar code” to keep track of changes.

CRISPR Treatment Lowered Cholesterol In Monkeys By 60 Percent

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” that would be pretty much what it sounds like: you’d take a pill that would cause your body to mimic the chain of events that occurs when you exercise, reaping the same health benefits without having to hit the treadmill or the weight room.

Gene Therapy And Algae Proteins Partially Restored A Blind Man’s Sight

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team next plans to try out the system in everyday life.