Nazneen Rahman

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The ethics of gene editing

If you bring up the subject of gene editing, the debate is sure to become heated. But are we slowly warming to the idea of using gene editing to cure …

Genetics

New 3-D visualization tool could enable targeted drug delivery for cystic fibrosis and other conditions

University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping "'omics" data onto whole organs. …

Biology

Reliance on antibiotics a ticking time bomb, warns Northern Ireland chief medic

Northern Ireland's misuse of antibiotics is putting at risk the future of operations such as hip replacements and Caesarean sections, Northern …

Medicine

Genetic tests, a financial gamble?

This past winter my wife I were shocked to learn that our first trimester screening results indicated that we had a high-risk pregnancy. To …

Health Care

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.

In just the past few years, researchers have identified what they believe is an adult version of attention deficit disorder: a restless inability to concentrate that develops spontaneously after high school, years after the syndrome typically shows itself, and without any early signs.<p>The proposed …

Research

'Assassin' molecules drive cancer cells to self-destruct - Futurity

"We think this is how multicellular organisms eliminated cancer before the development of the adaptive immune system, which is about 500 million …

Cancer

a cancer treatment that could replace chemo

A new cancer treatment that could eventually replace chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants — along with their debilitating side effects — soon …

Cancer

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Authors

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

BERLIN—Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational …

Cannabis

The 'Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse' Can Be Prevented. Here's How

With antibiotic resistance rendering many drugs useless, scientists are developing new ways to fight deadly infections.<p>The era of antibiotics that began almost a century ago is coming to an end. Diseases that were once easily treatable have become resistant to even the most potent …

Medicine

DNA: The basics

DNA is perhaps the most famous biological molecule present in all forms of life on earth. But what is DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid? Here, we cover …

DNA

Near the campus cow pasture, a scientist works to grow human organs — in pigs

DAVIS, Calif. — Like many of the scientists who helped usher in the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera earlier this year, …

Genetics

Blueberries boost children's brainpower, study finds

Children should eat blueberries before taking exams to benefit from a short-term boost to brain function, new research shows.<p>A study revealed that primary school-age children performed tasks with 10 per cent greater speed and accuracy after taking wild blueberry drinks.<p>The fruit, which contains …

The Brain

Genetics Researchers Just Disproved a Long-Held Racist Assumption

Many genetic skin variants associated with light skin originated in Africa.<p>By on<p>Racism is a grotesque inheritance passed down from light-skinned …

DNA

Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments

One of the most promising new cancer treatments involves altering patients' own immune cells to attack blood cancers. But it comes with a big downside: It can cause serious side effects, including high fevers and sharp drops in blood pressure as well as potentially fatal brain swelling.<p>Now …

Cancer

Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain - MIT Technology Review

"Here’s the problem with artificial intelligence today," says David Cox. Yes, it has gotten astonishingly good, from near-perfect facial recognition …

Neuroscience

This startup lets you monetize on your genetic data

There are plenty of areas where blockchain technology is allowing people to monetize content. Because blockchain technology creates a decentralized and distributed network, it provides a way for individual users to provide access and get paid for personal data. One area that has substantial …

Bitcoin

Inside Cells, Genetic War Could Create New Species

In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with DNA encoding thousands …

Biology

The rise and fall and rise again of 23andMe

How Anne Wojcicki led her company from the brink of failure to scientific pre-eminence.<p>There's a placard in Anne Wojcicki's office enshrining the …

DNA

From where I stand: “A big part of being a feminist is to make sure that young women know that they have rights”

<i>Sophia Pierre-Antoine lived through many coup d'état in Haiti and watched the rising violence against women and girls all around her. Her feminism</i> …

Coup D'éTat

Dame Vera Lynn leads list of this year's top-selling female artists

Singer who was ‘forces’ sweetheart’ has highest-selling album released by woman in 2017, the year of her 100th birthday<p>Dame Vera Lynn, the wartime singer who celebrated her 100th birthday this year, has sold more copies than any other album released by a female artist in the UK this year.<p>The …

Lana Del Rey

Mapping hepatitis in Kenya shows where action is needed

A study of the different kinds of hepatitis in Kenya showed areas where the government can focus its efforts to prevent infections. One of the …

Public Health

Researchers develop smart bandage that uses a microcontroller for precision dose delivery

Scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose and delivery schedule of the medication tailored for a specific type of …

Medicine

Many new cancer drugs don't save lives

And scientists discover a new part of the brain<p><i>Hello and happy Saturday! Here's this week's roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and</i> …

Neuroscience

Six Nobel prizes – what’s the fascination with the fruit fly?

Drosophila share 60 per cent of human DNA, making them perfect for research that has led to vital strides in treating cancer, autism, diabetes and many other ills. Now scientists in the field have won yet another Nobel<p><i>Am not I</i><i><br>A fly like thee?</i><i><br>Or art not thou</i><i><br>A man like me?</i><p>With these lines, from <i>The …

Biology

FDA clears implant that treats severe sleep apnea

Sleep apnea (where your brain doesn't properly send breathing signals while resting) is horrible enough by itself, but the solutions to it can be scary: you may have to take medication, rely on ungainly breathing machines or opt for invasive surgery. You might have a gentler treatment going …

Sleep Apnea

It has been a brutal year in the search for a treatment for Alzheimer’s — here’s where researchers are looking now

The search for an Alzheimer's disease treatment has been unsuccessful for the past 14 years.<p>The latest failure came in September, when Axovant said it failed a key late-stage trial for its drug, intepirdine.<p>Alzheimer's affects more than 5 million Americans, a number that's expected to balloon to …

Dementia

Inspired or Frustrated, Women Are Starting Businesses of Their Own

<i>An ocean separates Chupi Sweetman-Durney, who lives in Dublin, and Lea Giovanniello of Vienna, Va., and they have never met. Yet their workplace experiences and career paths — at a time when women still struggle with both — are a testament to what’s possible. Here are their stories.</i><p>Chupi …

World Economic Forum

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Neuroscience

A new gene therapy could literally end fatal brain disease

HIV Gene Therapy<p>Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare disorder caused by a gene mutation. Children who inherited this gene took part in a new study …

Medicine