Yadira Sarahi Valdovinos

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Gene editing tool can write HIV out of the picture

Take a hot new method that’s opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem cells that in 2012 won their discoverer a Nobel …

Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells

The protein that the scientists studied is a prokaryotic homolog of human "Transmembrane Bax Inhibitor Motif" (TMBIM) proteins, which come in six …

Better tissue healing with disappearing hydrogels

When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. But a …

Scientists say robotic sperm could change fertilization & chemotherapy treatment

Meet the humble “Magnetosperm,” a tiny, sperm-like robot with incredible potential in the medical world.<p>It’s approximately six times longer than a human sperm, and scientists at the American Institute of Physics say in a paper that Magnetosperm “technology could be used not only to help with …

The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated

From <i>Future of Storytelling</i> summit and neuroeconomics pioneer <b>Paul Zak</b>, director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies and author of <i>The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity</i>, comes this short film on empathy, neurochemistry, and the dramatic arc, directed and edited by my friend Kirby …