Biology, Biomedical

Can CRISPR be dangerous in gene therapy?

CRISPR is this new technology, you probably heard about especially if you are a frequently reader here on Qul Mind. It is used to edit DNA segments. This can help us create gene therapies that treat many diseases. Some studies though, show some flaws in this technology.

Biomedical

Researchers find potential mechanisms behind diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Monoamine oxidases, have been shown to play a role in oxidative stress in cells. Monoamine oxidases are enzymes used in mitochondrial membranes and exist as two different variants, MAO-A and MAO-B. Those enzymes have been shown to induce oxidative stress in similar ways, similar to those that result in cardiovascular pathophysiology.

Biology

Editing the genomes of entire species.

Sometimes entire animal populations appear to have some problematic genes. How do you fix such an issue? Gene drives can be used to alter the genome of some individuals and those will propagate the genes to their children. Thus eventually the whole population will end up having those genes. It is an interesting technology but… Continue reading Editing the genomes of entire species.

Biology, Biomedical

Do nuts make you younger?

Nuts, as called by almost everyone are not always just nuts. Some like the peanut are legumes and others like the chufa nut which is a tuber. They contain a lot of antioxidants and have a lot of nutrients. Not only that but they pack all those nutrients in a small size that lasts a long time and can be eaten raw anytime. This makes nuts a very healthy snack.