biotechnology

Six Siblings Reached 100, Shows Genetic Engineering Would Work for Antiaging

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Cancer immunity could be provided from genetic changes and even complete immunity to all viruses.

HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Posted in Breakthrough Stories, Medicine on 20th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017
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.

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

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2017
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.

Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location before symptoms appear

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body, has been developed by scientists.