Researchers developed a CRISPR system that eliminated the need to cut the genome to insert new DNA sequences. Called CAST, the new system can enable safer and more accurate gene-editing.
Biotech June 15, 2019
When scientist He Jiankui genetically modified twin babies in 2018, it was to give them protection from HIV. Now, it's revealed that he may have shaved off years from their lives in the process.
Biotech June 4, 2019
Is this the next step for artificial life? By streamlining and rebuilding the E. coli genetic code, scientists have created the first-ever organism with a genome that is completely human-made.
Biotech May 18, 2019
Doctors develop a special microscope that's a diagnostic and treatment instrument in one. Ultra-precise and sensitive, this new device from the University of British Columbia is so cutting-edge that it doesn't even need to cut the skin to perform surgery.
Biotech May 18, 2019
Imagine a magical machine that can switch off addiction in the brain. That machine is what Chinese researchers are using to treat methamphetamine and opioid addiction in patients for the first time ever.
Biotech May 9, 2019
About 80 percent of donated lungs are damaged, making it unviable for organ transplantation. A new technique showed that donor lungs can be rehabilitated and repaired outside the human body for at least 36 hours prior to the operation.
Biotech May 8, 2019
Scientists have discovered a new form of technology that allowed them to study DNA more closely. Researchers from Bionano Genomics in San Diego called it nanochannel technology.
Biotech April 29, 2019
Scientists use artificial intelligence to translate brain activity directly into speech. By creating a new system that turns signals into recognizable speech, they give new life to patients who lost their voice.
Biotech April 25, 2019
Scientists at Los Alamos National laboratory utilized the Trinity Supercomputer to create the first billion-atom biomolecular simulation. It's the sixth fastest computer in the entire world.
Biotech April 25, 2019
A new, less invasive platform that uses nanomaterial may help heal damage in patients post-heart attack, a landmark study revealed. Researchers hope that a clinical trial could be underway.
Biotech April 24, 2019
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