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CRISPR Combines with Gene Delivery System to Create Brain Tumor Model

In animal models, disease recapitulation is the guiding principle. Scientists spend considerable time and effort trying to reproduce—as closely as …

Cancer

Scientists just got a step closer to treating incurable diseases using a revolutionary gene-editing tool

In people with Huntington's disease, the nerve cells of the brain start to break down over time.<p>The disease is fatal, often within 10 to 30 years, and as of now, there is no cure.<p>But Huntington's disease is caused by a single genetic mutation— it's triggered by an inherited gene, making it …

Genetics

The 10 best blogs for depression

Depression can make it tough to enjoy life, especially when feelings of despair and hopelessness always persist. Blogs can put you in touch with …

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 …

Test your PC building skills with the new PC Building Simulator

Building a PC is something that becomes far easier with practice, but if you make mistakes they can be expensive ones. That’s why something like <i>PC</i> …

Indie Gaming

What Graphics Card Should You Get?

With so many graphics cards out on the market from both AMD and Nvidia, figuring out which GPU best suits your needs can be difficult. We’re here to help steer you in the right direction. We’ve rounded up our reviews of all the modern graphics card below and have ordered them by performance.<p>We …

Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its …

Genetics

Here's How Stress Might Cause Heart Attacks, Strokes

A new study using brain scans shows how stress might cause heart attacks: people whose fear centers are more active also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.<p>The findings point to the amygdala — often called the fear center in the brain. But the amygdala, which are a nut-sized pair of …

Medical Research

Neuroscientists Develop AI-Based Method for Hacking Fear

As it turns out, your fear of spiders looks a whole lot like my fear of spiders.<p>Imagine a library of fear. Lining its aisles aren't photo albums of snakes and plummeting aircraft, but are instead volumes containing cross-sectional scans of human brains. They are familiar fMRI images of folded grey …

The Brain

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

Artificial Intelligence

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have isolated an antibody from an HIV-positive patient that is capable of neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains. It's a success rate that makes it easily the most potent, …

Genetic Engineering

Human patient treated with CRISPR gene editing for the first time

Chinese researchers hope the tool will help fight cancer<p>A simple injection in China on Tuesday was the first of its kind -- with it, researchers injected gene-edited cells into a human for the first time, using the emerging CRISPR gene-editing technique.<p>There's no need to worry about …

Genetics

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

Source: Life Science Databases/Wikimedia Common<p>What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of …

Consciousness