Biomedical

Teaching the human body to beat cancer by reprogramming our immune system.

Researchers from the University of California have managed to successfully engineer human T cells to detect and kill cancer cells, by using CRISPR technology.

Biomedical

A new HIV vaccine is being developed.

HIV has been an issue for many year. This virus is the one responsible for the majority of AIDS cases. It can be transmitted through, body fluids, such as blood, semen, and genital secretions, or from an HIV-infected mother to her child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding (through breast milk).

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Biomedical

Brain regenerating gel can potentially treat stroke patients.

By GerryShaw - Using a confocal microscope and fluoresent antibody stainingPreviously published: 2015-11-10, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44924106 Researchers in UCLA have developed a new gel that can help damaged areas of the brain regenerate. This was done by creating a water-based gel with molecules that stimulate angiogenesis, growth and suppress inflammation. This gel was placed… Continue reading Brain regenerating gel can potentially treat stroke patients.

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Biology

A mysterious part of your genome is constantly expressed and affecting you.

That mysterious part is called lncRNAs. Those are Long, Non-Coding, RNA molecules, that are transcribed from your DNA but do not produce any proteins. They tend to just exist in the cell doing nothing. At least that's what we used to think. It's been a long time since we discovered that lncRNAs have a purpose… Continue reading A mysterious part of your genome is constantly expressed and affecting you.