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Cancer breakthrough: Scientists discover how to target ‘undruggable cancers’ which affect 50% of cases

An experimental drug could finally let doctors treat half of cancers, which often become drug resistant, defying treatment.<p>Researchers at the …

Cancer

How Blue Light Could Damage Cells In Your Eyes

During daylight, blue wavelengths of light can be beneficial, playing an important role in setting circadian rhythms, boosting attention and mood. But we didn’t evolve to be exposed to it as much as we are. In addition to the ample blue light in sunlight, most of the light we are exposed to via …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

Medicine

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

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Potential DNA Damage from CRISPR "Seriously Underestimated," Study Finds

A flurry of recent findings highlight a contentious question in this area

Genetics

Biochemists discover cause of genome editing failures with hyped CRISPR system

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to describe why CRISPR gene editing sometimes fails to work, and how the process …

Could this alternative to antibiotics help wipe out superbugs?

Scientists in the US have developed a new approach to killing bacteria that could one day herald an alternative to antibiotics.<p>Many antibiotics – particularly the broad spectrum variety that target a wide range of bacteria – can lead to further infections because, as well as targeting the bug …

Medicine

The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades

There are surprisingly few proven facts in science. Instead, scientists often talk about how much evidence there is for their theories. The more …

Doctors Replaced a Soldier's Lost Ear Using a Wild Medical Technique

This was a first for the U.S. Army, but not the world.<p>Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died in 2016. The 19-year-old was returning back to base after …

Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases

Helen Dooley admits that she often gets puzzled responses when she describes her work. "People say, ‘You bleed sharks for a living?’"<p>That's an …

Growing brains in labs: why it's time for an ethical debate

“I have never seen so many brains out of their heads before!” declares Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world-renowned neurosurgeon played by Steve Martin who has a love affair with a brain in a jar in the 1983 movie, The Man with Two Brains.<p>Thirty five years on, the prospect of falling for a disembodied …

The Brain

Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

<b>Health ministers have urged a pharmaceutical company to drop the price of a life-changing cystic fibrosis (CF) drug for NHS patients.</b><p>Vertex Pharmaceuticals' Orkambi costs £100,000 a year per patient, and has been deemed too expensive for the NHS.<p>The company rejected an NHS England counter offer, …

Great Britain

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas …

Drugs to vaccinate over-50s against Alzheimer’s could be here in a decade...with a £9bn price tag

Drugs to vaccinate everyone over the age of 50 against Alzheimer’s could be available within 10 years, but would cost the NHS £9 billion, a new report has shown.<p>New analysis commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK found that drugs to halt, slow or reverse the disease could be available in as little …

What if billionaires could live forever?

Several billionaires, most of them Californians, have been funding firms involved in developing life-extension technologies. What if they succeed? …

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

A new pill to treat HIV just got approved — and it could shake up a $22 billion market

The FDA just approved a new, once-a-day pill to treat HIV.<p>The pill, made by Gilead Sciences, contains bictegravir, along with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, two drugs that are considered the "backbone" of HIV treatments. Of the three treatments contained in the pill, bictegravir is the …

HIV

Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

The brains of close friends react to the world in similar ways, so does this mean we form natural echo chambers?<p>You may have a lot of things in …

New research reveals genetic evidence of "muscle memory"

New research led by at team at Keele University has revealed that human skeletal muscle has an epigenetic memory determined by earlier growth. This …

New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘Superbugs’

GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson are the best of the big pharmaceutical companies at tackling the growing “superbug” threat, according to an index released Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.<p>The index, which rates companies on their contributions to preventing the spread …

Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Researchers are now developing a new method of killing cancer more effectively. Their strategy "starves" tumors, depriving them of the main nutrient …

Mother Nature is repairing the ozone layer mankind tried its best to destroy

It wasn’t until the late 1980s that the world finally came to terms with the fact that manmade chemicals were destroying the Earth’s ozone layer. By …

Your smartphone📱is making you👈 stupid, antisocial 🙅 and unhealthy 😷. So why can't you put it down❔⁉️

A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds<p>In the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by …

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …