biotech

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

'When the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless'

By 2017, Gene Therapy Could Allow Us to Reverse Blindness

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

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
by Alex Muller

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.

Immune system discovery likened to finding a new continent

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The discovery could influence new immunotherapies and vaccines by providing new target epitopes for boosting the immune system.

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

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.