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Breakthrough as gene-editing technique restores sight to blind animals

Breakthrough as gene-editing technique restores sight to blind animals

Blind animals have had their vision partially restored using a revolutionary DNA editing technique that scientists say could in future be applied to a range of devastating genetic diseases. The study is the first to…
Diabetes study finds that cutting nerves to the kidneys improves insulin resistance

Diabetes study finds that cutting nerves to the kidneys improves insulin resistance

Incapacitating specific nerves to the kidneys improves the work of insulin on another organ, the liver, according to research from Cedars-Sinai recently published in the journal Diabetes. The liver metabolizes and produces glucose (sugar) that…
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy Summary This year’s Nobel Laureate discovered…
Poverty and perceived hardship affect cognitive function and may contribute to premature aging

Poverty and perceived hardship affect cognitive function and may contribute to premature aging

New study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young…
16th September Top 10 STEM News

16th September Top 10 STEM News

Our editor’s pick of this week’s in September Top 10 STEM News Gene therapy for sickle cell disease passes key preclinical test A precision-engineered gene therapy virus, inserted into blood stem cells that are then transplanted,…
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