Two cancer patients in the United States have been treated using the powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR. Scientists confirmed that a U.S. CRISPR study is already underway.
Biotech April 17, 2019
Human embryonic stem cell proved to be beneficial to an 11-year-old boy who is non-verbal and autistic. Danny Bullen’s family said he should undergo the treatment for two or three times to achieve optimal results.
Biotech April 16, 2019
Separating fact from fiction in the home DNA testing industry.
Biotech April 11, 2019
The future might not see surgeons and doctors using usual medical staples to stitch up wounds. A team of Harvard researchers are working on an new prototype based on the barbs of porcupine quills.
Biotech April 11, 2019
Through the use of 3D-printing technology and osteochondral tissue engineering, bioscientists were able to produce a cartilage-to-bone scaffold that can be implanted into injured body parts. This can benefit athletes and ordinary people.
Biotech April 3, 2019
A Scottish woman felt no pain or fear several surgeries later due to a previously unknown gene mutation. Researchers said the FAAH-OUT gene was responsible for regulating pain signals, mood, and memory.
Biotech March 30, 2019
The melanin in human skin may be harnessed to create bionic implants, a new landmark study revealed. Scientists were able to do this through a process used in metallurgy.
Biotech March 29, 2019
Scientists in Illinois have designed a new video game that helps stroke survivors regain arm movement. This inexpensive and wearable treatment is hope for patients, researchers said.
Biotech March 21, 2019
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed wireless sensors for preterm babies. The team, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Save the Children, plans to conduct more trials later this year.
Biotech March 1, 2019
A team of researchers found that a single CRISPR therapy corrected DMD in mice for a year. They hope that their study will pave the way for the development of an effective treatment for humans.
Biotech February 20, 2019
Chinese CRISPR Scientist He Jiankui was found to have illegally edited the genes of the babies. Law authorities said he and others involved will be dealt with accordingly.
Biotech January 21, 2019
While gene therapy is yet in its early stages, scientists need to keep tabs of patients who have received gene-editing treatments. However, scientists in China were not keeping track of patients who had the experimental gene therapy that may trigger health problems later on in life.
Biotech December 30, 2018
The Chinese scientist who used CRISPR gene-editing tool to edit the DNA of twin babies is missing. Is he detained by China’s government? Pictured is He Jiankui at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong.
Biotech December 4, 2018
China on Thursday ordered to stop the work that led to the birth of gene-edited twins. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping described the work as illegal and unacceptable.
Biotech November 30, 2018
Rice University has launched an investigation to see if one of its professors had a hand in the controversial project that led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies. Who is Michael Deem?
Biotech November 28, 2018
Human images from world's first total-body scanner unveiled
Biotech November 19, 2018
A new technique has given hope to people who have been paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. By sending electrical signals to parts of the spinal cord responsible for movement, three patients were able to walk again.
Biotech November 1, 2018
Scientists have found a way to control swarms of nanobots that will be used to treat blood clots in humans. They expect to enter clinical trials with human patients in five years.
Biotech September 5, 2018
Katie Stubblefield became the youngest person to receive a full face transplant in the United States. Hers was the first total face transplant at Cleveland Clinic and the 40th all over the world.
Biotech August 15, 2018
For certain diabetics, frequent hospital visits are common, but there might be a way to reduce trips to the doctor. An artificial pancreas just showed encouraging results among type 2 diabetics when it comes to managing blood sugar levels.
Biotech June 27, 2018
Scientists can now easily recreate viruses or make bacteria more dangerous, a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense revealed. The report named and classified a number of biological weapons that could be created from today’s technology.
Biotech June 20, 2018
Two individual studies conducted by separate teams of researchers found that breakthrough CRISPR gene editing technology could boost the risk of cancer in humans. Specifically, the teams looked into how the protein called p35 responded to the newly edited DNAs.
Biotech June 12, 2018
Researchers created an artificial human prion through a laboratory experiment with proteins from E. coli bacteria. The synthetic human prion offered experts more understanding on how to combat infectious and fatal brain disorders.
Biotech June 7, 2018
Two researchers at Newcastle University created the world’s first 3D-printed human corneas. They were able to take cornea stem cells along with bio-ink to create 3D circular corneas.
Biotech May 30, 2018
Scientists have created the perfect rice plant that is not only slightly more vulnerable to environmental factors but able to produce up to 31 percent more grain. Ethical questions on gene editing remain, however.
Biotech May 29, 2018
On Thursday, May 24, the FDA approved an AI-based software to detect wrist fractures. The software called OsteoDetect uses artificial intelligence to help doctors make a diagnosis faster.
Biotech May 28, 2018
The ingestible bacterial-electronic sensor developed by MIT engineers can relay signals to a smartphone from inside your stomach. The technology is the first of its kind because it uses a combination of synthetic biology and electronics to detect health issues.
Biotech May 25, 2018
Scientists from the University of Washington developed a system that uses robots to grow human organs from stem cells. The automated process, which also tasks the robots to analyze the organoids, was described as the new 'secret weapon' against disease.
Biotech May 22, 2018
Researchers from the University of Toronto have created a new device that heals deep wounds in two minutes. The device is considered to be a better alternative than the regular procedure for treating severe wounds.
Biotech May 7, 2018
NAMPT is the enzyme responsible for efficiently storing fat, a new research proved. So, can we simply get rid of it to make us resistant to obesity?
Biotech May 5, 2018
A new study that was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health claimed cell phones were responsible for the rise of brain tumors in England. This study was dismissed by experts for lack of evidence.
Biotech May 3, 2018
Using a new delivery technique, Biomedical engineers at Duke University reduced blood cholesterol levels in mice. The result became the first time researchers delivered CRISPR/Cas9 repressors for targeted therapeutic gene silencing in adult animal models.
Biotech April 29, 2018
A new study published on April 25, suggested that preterm labor is caused by the premature awakening of the fetal immune system. The result of the study is significant in the future development of preterm labor treatments.
Biotech April 26, 2018
Scientists discovered a new type of DNA that provided new information on gene structure and function. I-motifs are a four-strand twisted knot that is not exactly the shape of the double helix.
Biotech April 24, 2018
Dozens of new genes were discovered, giving scientists an idea of how hair color is determined. Before the discovery, scientists only knew about the existence of 13 genes that determine hair color.
Biotech April 18, 2018
A tiny test patch called the Sentinel Wrap has been developed to determine if food is still safe to eat. This new technology is considered to be more reliable than the expiry dates stamped on food products.
Biotech April 10, 2018
A controversial paper that claimed the gene-editing software CRISPR is dangerous retracted its claims that had caused panic. The software is seen as a major stepping stone in fighting diseases.
Biotech April 2, 2018
A natural antibiotic called teixobactin, when synthesized, can be used to fight drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA and VRE. These groundbreaking results provide a new perspective on the impact of the use and misuse of antibiotics to treat human diseases.
Biotech March 24, 2018
The alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Wiltshire, England that was exposed by British MP Theresa May once again brings the use of nerve agents to international attention. What exactly are nerve agents and what do they do?
Biotech March 20, 2018
For 28 days, 100 men had been asked to take a daily dose of birth control pills. Only a few complained about minor side effects, suggesting the experimental drug is safe for everyday use.
Biotech March 19, 2018
Nectome, a new startup is launching with the idea of giving people a chance to backup their mind. Problems with the process arise when it's revealed that people have to die before it can be accomplished.
Biotech March 14, 2018
More than a thousand eggs and embryos have been destroyed as University Hospitals Fertility Center experienced an equipment malfunction. Over the weekend, three lawsuits have been filed and more are coming while the institution investigates the mysterious incident.
Biotech March 13, 2018
A 3D-printed smartphone case that is capable of measuring blood pressure has the potential to save lives. However, before it may be considered a 'game-changer' in medical technology, it will first have to prove the accuracy of its readings.
Biotech March 8, 2018
US agency DARPA created the Biostasis program to prolong the time that is crucial for an injured soldier on the battlefield to get treatment. It has been inspired by the microscopic organism tardigrade to develop the process.
Biotech March 6, 2018
Japanese robotics firm Cyberdyne created a joint venture with Brooks Rehabilitation to bring the HAL exoskeleton to the United States. The robotic suit will look to help patients with spinal cord injuries learn how to walk again.
Biotech March 4, 2018