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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.

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents.

Why computer vision is rocking the business world

Posted in Business, Software on 9th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Neural nets have surpassed even human abilities in many areas

MOF-based alternative could make for safer, cleaner rocket fuel

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Scientists at McGill believe their new alternative rocket fuel, based on metal-organic frameworks, will lead to cleaner, safer, more controllable rockets.

Melanin injections found to highlight and hinder tumors

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The pigment melanin is a natural defense against skin cancer, and now it could help fight other cancers too.