Can Genetic Engineering Cure Sickle Cell Anemia?

March 6, 2017 – In the March 2nd edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, an article entitled, Gene Therapy in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease, describes the use of ... Continue Reading →

DNA Adds X and Y to A,C,T and G in First Stable Semi-synthetic Organism

February 7, 2017 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) announced they had created a  stable semisynthetic organism in research appearing in the January 23, 2017 ... Continue Reading →

Rather Than Man-Eating, Sharks Could be Brain Saving

January 26, 2017 – A Danish pharmaceutical company is using shark antibodies to cross the blood-brain barrier. Not familiar with the subject? It is a membrane that separates the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Insulin Smart Patch Replaces Finger Pricks and Shots for Diabetics

January 23, 2017 – On January 4th an article entitled, “H2O2-Responsive Vesicles Integrated with Transcutaneous Patches for Glucose-Mediated Insulin Delivery“ appeared ... Continue Reading →

Biological Computing is Getting Closer to Reality

January 18, 2017 – Bio-neural gel packs were featured in a number of Star Trek episodes and movies. Back in March of last year I wrote about what was then current research on ... Continue Reading →

Detecting Cancer with Liquid Biopsies

January 10, 2017 – On this date last year, Illumina, a San Diego-based company that makes the machines scientists and doctors use to sequence DNA, announced it was forming a spinoff ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Breathalyzer Not for Blood Alcohol But Rather for Disease Diagnosis

January 7, 2017 – A team at Israel Institute of Technology has built a device capable of diagnosing 17 diseases when a patient blows into it. Using gold nanoparticles and an array ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App to Detect Asthma, Pneumonia, and Obstructive Respiratory Distress

October 24, 2016 – ResApp Health, an Australian company aimed at commercializing research from University of Queensland, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Nano-embedded Bandage Can Heal Wounds Faster

September 30, 2016 – Researchers at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt have developed a bandage for treating wounds that promotes healing faster than traditional coverings. ... Continue Reading →

Modeling Human Diseases with Stem Cells May Preempt Them

June 28, 2016 – Using stem cells to cure metabolic diseases in humans is the goal of Professor Qiurong Ding, Institute for Nutritional Science, Shanghai, China. Ding who spoke ... Continue Reading →