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Proposed Study Hopes to Bring Life to Patients with Critical Brain Injuries

Nothing is as certain as death. Yet humans have come up with ways to push it further and further. The heart stops beating? Do CPR. The lungs fail? …

Lights, Cameras, CRISPR: Biologists Use Gene Editing to Store Movies in DNA

Internet users have a variety of format options in which to store their movies, and biologists have now joined the party. Researchers have used the …

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Cancer

Hacking the human brain—lab-made synapses for artificial intelligence

One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it. Now, one …

Neuroscience

To stop cancer's spread, break its 'legs' - Futurity

Deadly cancer cells are covered in bristly "legs" that let the cells spread. A new therapy uses tiny gold rods to mangle those legs.

Massachusetts girl may be among first-ever to receive gene therapy for rare disease after parents push for cure

An 11-year-old girl in Massachusetts is at the forefront of a disease so rare, that it is believed only 22 people worldwide have been diagnosed with it. Talia Duff, who was born with Down syndrome and later diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 4J (CMT4J), is slated to be among the …

Medicine

Bringing CRISPR into Focus

CRISPR-Cas3 is a subtype of the CRISPR-Cas system, a widely adopted molecular tool for precision gene editing in biomedical research. Aspects of its …

Genetics

Injection sends 'genetic cargo' to neurons all over the body - Futurity

With a simple injection, researchers now can deliver "genetic cargo" to cells past the blood-brain barrier and to neurons throughout the body.