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Gene editing 'boosts' cancer-killing cells

<b>Cancer scientists have genetically modified the immune system to help it attack tumours in mice.</b><p>The immune system is the body's own defence against infection and cancer, but tumours develop ways of stopping the onslaught.<p>The University College London team manipulated the DNA of immune cells to …

Immunotherapy

Superhero DNA Makes Some People Immune To Genetic Disease

By studying healthy people, researchers have discovered people who should have gotten sick–but mysteriously didn’t.<p>Like a computer following its programming, our bodies follow the instructions coded into our DNA, no matter the consequences. But some rare folks might have a “superhero DNA,” which …

Genetics

How we might hack biology and transform our bodies to live in space — permanently

Yet as scientists and inventors from Steven Hawking to Elon Musk have pointed out, we may need to leave Earth and journey to new planets near and far if humanity is going to survive in the long term. We may need to find places to sustain our population and carry on in case we run out of resources …

Microscope uses artificial intelligence to find cancer cells more efficiently

Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and …

Cancer Cells

Parasitic worms may prevent Crohn’s disease by altering bacterial balance

The parasitic worms that lurk in some people’s intestines may be revolting, but they seem to forestall Crohn’s disease and other types of …

Stem Cell Creation Breakthrough Will Enable Body Part Regeneration Like A Gecko In A Few Years

Jason Lazarus April 13, 2016 406<p>We live in amazing times, technology, like modern-day magic, is making dreams reality. While electronic technology …

This bacteria lives in your groceries and can stop cancer in its tracks

Good news, folks who shop at the fancy grocery: That kombucha you're drinking could actually pave the way to a cancer-free life.<p>Researchers from UCLA say gut bacteriacan reduce the risk for some types of cancer — and can even slow or stop cancer development in its tumorous tracks. Their findings …

AOL

Deficiencies in a critical nutrient might enhance the risk for autism

The annual cost associated with ASD in the United States is high - presently estimated to be US$236-$262 billion. If diagnoses continue to grow at the current pace, it will exceed $460 billion by 2025, more than the total cost of diabetes.<p>Scientists still aren't sure what causes ASD, but evidence …

HIV defies attempt to edit virus out of human cells with CRISPR

Vanquishing HIV just got that little bit harder. A promising technique to weaken the virus has in some cases made it stronger.<p>HIV’s ability to evolve …

Researchers uncover earliest events following HIV infection, before virus is detectable: Findings could lead to new HIV prevention strategies

Findings could lead to new HIV prevention strategies<p>New research in monkeys exposed to SIV, the animal equivalent of HIV, reveals what happens in the …

Brain Implant Helps Restore Movement for Paralyzed Patient, Researchers Say

Tiny device implanted in motor cortex allows man with quadriplegia to make intricate movements<p>A paralyzed man used an implant in his brain and his thoughts to move his arm, marking an advance in a decadeslong effort to restore movement to people with spinal-cord injuries.<p>Ian Burkhart, 24, became a …

The Brain

How Do 'Genetic Superheroes' Overcome Their Bad DNA?

Scientists say they've figured out how to track down people they call "genetic superheroes."<p>These are people who remain healthy even though they were born with genetic mutations that would usually lead to devastating disorders.<p>If enough of these people can be identified and studied, the researchers …

Genetics

Hacking Gut Bacteria Could Be The Future Of Medicine

MIT biologists are reprogramming gut bacteria as "live therapeutics."<p>The human gut microbiome -- which includes the community of trillions of bacteria living within our intestines -- has been called one of the next big frontiers in medicine.<p>In recent years, a growing body of research has shown that …