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Man ‘cured’ of HIV through gene editing holds hope for others

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell’s HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and …

Genetic Engineering

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Dementia

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.<p>The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, …

Cancer

Genome of Man Who Died in 1827 Has Been Reverse-Engineered Without Any Remains

The escaped slave who settled in Iceland.<p>Hans Jonatan was born in the Caribbean in 1784, migrated to Iceland in 1802, and died in 1827 – and …

Genetics

How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Sunscreen made from DNA acts like 'sacrificial skin' to protect from Sun

Sunscreen made from DNA which acts like a second skin to prevent sun damage is on the horizon.<p>Scientists in the US have developed a film from the DNA of salmon which gets better at protecting the skin from ultraviolet light the more it is exposed to the Sun.<p>It also helps lock in moisture beneath …

Skin Care

DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It's Not What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in a world-first, researchers have recorded …

Immunotherapy drug opens a new era of precision medicine for cancer

With little fanfare, the<p>Food and Drug Administrationdid something this week that it's never done before: The agency approved a single prescription drug, pembrolizumab (marketed by Merck as Keytruda) for treatment of solid tumors in any organ so long as the malignancy bears a specific genetic …

Blasting tiny bubbles at broken pig bones makes them heal on their own

Bubble bubble oink and trouble<p>Scientists have healed severe bone fractures in pigs by blasting tiny bubbles with ultrasound in the animals’ bones. The technique encourages the pigs’ bodies to regenerate themselves, and could one day be used to help humans — especially the elderly — heal dangerous …

Cell Biology

A gene therapy that cures a rare genetic disease just got its first customer, a year after it was approved

The treatment, called Strimvelis, can provide an outright cure for a rare inherited immune deficiency by revising a patient's genetic makeup (see "Gene Therapy's First Out-and-Out Cure Is Here").<p>Gene therapy has been widely explored in experimental medical studies, but its commercial potential is …

Gene Therapy

CRISPR Eliminates HIV in Live Animals | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>New research reveals that HIV DNA can be excised from the genomes of living animals to eliminate further infection. [NIH]<p>×<p>Due …

Genetics

China Is Racing Ahead of the US in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

On Friday, a team of Chinese scientists used the cutting-edge gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 on humans for the second time in history, injecting …

Human head transplant less than a year away, surgeon says

Sergio Canavero has revealed that the world's first human head transplant will take place within 10 months, and he's already planning his next project.<p>By this time next year, if all goes according to plan, the world's first human head transplant will have taken place, Italian surgeon Sergio …

Girl born without hand receives 3-D-printed prosthesis to play violin Video

Five bioengineering students at George Mason University created the prosthesis for 10-year-old Isabella Cabrera.

3D Printing

UC Berkeley challenges decision that CRISPR patents belong to Broad Institute

The legal fight will likely continue for months or even years<p>The University of California, Berkeley is appealing a ruling that the disputed patents on the gene-editing tool CRISPR belong to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. This means the heated battle over who owns one of the most …

Genetics

Scientists testing HIV cure report 'remarkable' progress after patient breakthrough

Early trials by UK universities give grounds for optimism after patient shows no sign of virus following treatment<p>UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a possible cure for HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a test patient showed no sign of …

Study Says Pizza Works Better Than Cash to Motivate Employees. But One Thing Works Even Better

And guess what? It won't cost you a thing.<p>Who doesn't love pizza?<p>That's the question Dan Ariely implies in his upcoming book <i>Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.</i> In the book, Ariely, a behavioral economist, recounts a week-long experiment in which employees working at a …

Explosive new findings: Farting shown to play a role in regulating your brain and behavior

Ask any boy, man, or honest woman on this planet and they will tell you that farting makes them happy. And those brave souls who embrace their …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

anxious

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Self-improvement

Revealed: The reason why we close our eyes while sharing a kiss

Psychologists at Royal Holloway University show the brain is unable to cope with the combination of visual data and tactile sensation of kissing<p>It used to be thought that people closed their eyes while sharing a kiss because their vision could not focus on something as close up as the other …

The Brain
CNN

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

7 Motivational TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

To lead a life that we dream of, we need to learn, explore and then bring certain changes to our lives. TED is an incredible source of learning to …

Man has 3D-printed vertebrae implanted in world-first surgery

While we still don't have a 3D printer in every home, use of the technology in medicine is becoming increasingly vital. 3D-printed implants made to …

University of California

<i>“You must remember this: a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.”</i><p>Contrary to the words immortalized by the piano player Sam in “Casablanca,” a sigh is far more than a sigh. Heaving an unconscious sigh is a life-sustaining reflex that helps preserve lung function.<p>Now a new study by researchers …

This element, essential to all life, is rapidly disappearing from the planet

Of the many things threatening the world’s food supply, the element with the ability to wreak the most havoc hasn’t made many headlines. Researchers …

Agriculture