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 →

Does This Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Mean We Can Reverse Quadriplegia?

October 11, 2016 – In March of this year 21-year old Kris Boesen was in a car accident and suffered severe trauma to his cervical spine. His diagnosis, permanent paralysis from ... 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 →

Scientists Launch Project to Synthesize Human DNA From Scratch

June 3, 2016 – It has been more than a decade-and-a-half since scientists mapped the entire human genome back in 2001. Now some have decided it is time to develop the ability ... Continue Reading →

Stem Cell Research Leading to Regenerative Tissue Therapy

April 12, 2016 – Need hip replacement or a new knee? Well if you can wait a half decade you may be among the first to experience regenerative stem cell therapy, a repair system ... Continue Reading →

Stem Cell Regeneration Breakthrough for Babies Born with Cataracts

March 11, 2016 – University of California-San Diego, Sun Yat-sen University and Sichuan University (the latter two in China) have pioneered treatment to repair the eye sight of ... Continue Reading →

Genetically Modified Red Blood Cells Are Being Used to Treat Disease

December 10, 2015 – An 18-month-old company is developing drugs for tough diseases. The company is Rubius Therapeutics. Its trademarked treatment is Red-Cell Therapeutics. What ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis and Where Healthcare is Going – Dematerialization, Demonitization, and Democratization

November 9, 2015 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest mind-sharing email he adds more fuel to the positive disruptive changes happening in healthcare. He describes the reasons for ... Continue Reading →

New Stem Cell Type Discovered with Implications for Growing Human Organs

October 18, 2015 – Earlier this year I read about a new pluripotent stem cell discovered by a developmental biologist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. The cell type ... Continue Reading →

Cicadas and Lifespans – Reflections on a Morning Walk

August 23, 2015 – I’m listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed ... Continue Reading →