biotechnology

Deepmind’s Alphafold, Deep Learning AI, is Poised to Solve One of Most Significant Challenges in Biology

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Thanks to AI, we now have stunningly powerful tools to decode the structures of life. Recently, both DeepMind and the University of Washington described deep learning-based methods to solve protein folding, the last step of compiling the programming in our DNA, as a “once in a generation advance.”

New Technologies That Will Change The Way Cancer Is Treated

Posted in Medicine, Reviews on 15th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

One type of cell therapy consists of taking immune T-cells from the patient and genetically engineering them to target a specific cancer antigen.

PTN interviews aging expert Dr David Sinclair

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 21st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

PTN interviews him on the future of the word of anti-aging medicine and biotechnology, see the full interview.

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.