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With a deft snip, potential treatment emerges for deadly childhood Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Using cells from patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disease that affects one in 5,000 boys, UCLA scientists have devised a strategy for creating "corrected" stem cells that could restore tissue under attack by the deadly muscle-wasting disorder.<p>A gene-editing procedure described …

Genetics

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

‘This is unprecedented’ says researcher after more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials<p>Scientists are claiming “extraordinary” success with engineering immune cells to target a specific type of blood cancer in their first clinical …

Immunotherapy

Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

Cancer tumour genetics reveal possible treatment revolution

Breakthrough could allow potent personalised treatments which prime patients’ own immune systems to attack biological markers on tumours<p>A landmark discovery into the genetic makeup of tumours has the potential to open a new front in the war on cancer, delivering potent therapies that are tailored …

A treatment for Parkinson’s disease reveals a brain switch for sadness

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>Surgeons snaked the electrodes under the 65-year-old woman’s scalp. Thirty years of Parkinson’s disease had almost frozen her limbs. The wires, connected to a kind of pacemaker under the skin, were aimed at decreasing the woman’s rigidity and allowing for more fluid …

Neuroscience

5 incredible female scientists you’ve probably never heard of

All week I've been intrigued and inspired by posters appearing in my department that depict truly great scientists, mathematicians and engineers.<p>Few of them were known to me or my fellow students, yet their achievements include revolutionizing algebra, developing the first treatment for leukaemia, …

Physics

Cure for cataracts: scientists use stem cells to grow 'living lens' in eye

Cataracts can be cured by regrowing the lens in the eye using stem cells, a breakthrough hailed as 'remarkable' by scientists<p>Cataracts can be cured by using a patient’s own stem cells to regrow a ‘living lens’ in their eye, restoring sight in just three months, scientists have shown.<p>In research …

Medicine

First uterus transplant in US fails two weeks after procedure

The first uterus transplant completed in the US has failed, with the organ being removed in light of a "serious complication" developed by its recipient, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. The Cleveland Clinic performed the procedure two weeks ago, giving the uterus to a 26-year-old woman who was born …

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

AS the director of the human brain bank at the National Institute of Mental Health, I am surrounded by brains, some floating in jars of formalin and others icebound in freezers. As part of my work, I cut these brains into tiny pieces and study their molecular and genetic structure. My specialty is …

Mental Health

The Best Scientific Image Of The Year Was A Hand-Painted Watercolor

A renaissance in scientific illustration is afoot.<p>Stunning. Beautiful. Elegant. These are not descriptors you usually hear applied to deadly pathogens–much less a virus that has killed thousands in the past year alone. Except in the case of the doctors and researchers who judge the prestigious …

What Is the Hygiene Hypothesis?

Many parents believe that their children must be kept in an environment that is as clean as possible, but some research suggests that being exposed …

These animations will help you understand the math concepts you never got in high school

Math can be hard. In school, many survive math class by memorizing the needed formulas without ever really understanding why they work in the first place. Simple animations can help you see the math at work.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

High School

Simplistic Chart Of How Long Different Animals Live

This is a retro chart from Compton's Encyclopedia detailing the average lifespans of a bunch of different animals. I had no idea that carp and swans …

Meteorites

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 12 – Awakenings by Oliver Sacks (1973)

Oliver Sacks’s moving account of how, as a doctor in the late 1960s, he revived patients who had been neurologically ‘frozen’ by sleeping sickness reverberates to this day<p>Among the great books in this series that address the human condition, <i>Awakenings</i> stands out as a profoundly influential medical …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing

NEW ORLEANS — New immunotherapy drugs are showing significant and extended effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers, including rare and intractable tumors often caused by viruses. Researchers say these advances suggest the treatment approach is poised to become a critical part of the …

Cancer

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

If you're trying to get both your weight and your health on track, you've probably heard the arguments both for and against seeking out organic foods. Some studies and institutions recommend that you buy organic or else, while others say that there's no real scientific basis that …

CineFix’s picks for the top 10 casting decisions of all time (VIDEO).

When a film captivates audiences and immerses them within its fictive world—when everything just “works”—most of the credit goes to the writer, …

Check Out Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Strange, Breathy-Voiced Depiction Of Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

The story of Edward Snowden — is he a heroic whistle blower? a self-aggrandizing dissident who endangered American lives? — is surely one that deserves to be handled with grace and nuance. Instead the job went to Oliver Stone, whose last few movies brought us lines about “wargasms” (<i>Savages</i>) and …

Kitten stars of 'Keanu' destined for posh Hollywood futures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anyone who's spent time with a cat might agree with filmmaker Peter Atencio when he says cats are the "15-year-olds of the animal kingdom."<p>Dogs are eager to please their owners. Cats couldn't care less.<p>But the kittens that play the title tabby in the new action-comedy "Keanu " …

Netflix is making another 'Wet Hot American Summer' series

Netflix has greenlit the new series "Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later," which will consist of eight 30-minute episodes that look at the counselors from the original 2001 movie.<p>This will not be related to the series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" that Netflix ran last year. The …

TV

Killing Joke Trailer - The R-Rated Animated Batman Feature

Take a look at DC Comics’ R-rated animated feature film with the Batman: The Killing Joke trailer!<p>The <b>Batman: The Killing Joke</b> trailer has arrived! …

DC Comics

Raise A Toast To This Supercut Of People Getting Mindnumbingly Drunk In Movies

From tracksuits to catchy one-liners, the internet is a goldmine for supercuts of some of the weirdest and most entertaining aspects of our favorite movies. So it makes complete sense that YouTuber Robert Jones finally decided to put together a three-minute montage of the best hardcore drinking …

Remember Goyle from the Harry Potter Movies? Yeah, He’s an M.M.A. Fighter Now

One hundred percent fact.<p>Many alums of the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies have moved on to fascinating second acts. <b>Emma Watson</b> has become a U.N.-appointed champion for feminism, <b>Rupert Grint</b> bought an ice-cream truck and spent a few years reflecting on things before deciding this year to return to Hollywood,</b> …

The Celebrity Dead Pool Is The Darkest ‘Deadpool’ Easter Egg

Now that <i>Deadpool</i>, the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, is available via streaming, fans of the Merc with a Mouth have been breaking the film down, still by still. We already covered some of its best Easter Eggs, but one that slipped by is the names on the dead pool, as opposed to …