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Scientists create 'age reversing therapy' extending lifespan of mice

Scientists create 'age reversing therapy' extending lifespan of mice

1 day ago   |   The Mirror

The method was detailed in a paper in the Science Translational Medicine journal and experts say the anti-ageing developments in new gene therapy could one day be used on humans
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CRISPR gene-editing urgently needs an off-switch - now we have one

7 days ago   |   New Scientist

Making changes to genes with CRISPR has the potential to cure diseases and feed the world, if we can learn to control it. Now it looks like viruses hold the solution
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Expert reaction to comments reportedly made yesterday by Dr Mike Ryan of the WHO suggesting increases in COVID-19 cases in Ireland has been mainly due to increased social mixing rather than the new variant

8 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

The World Health Organisation's Dr Mike Ryan told reporters yesterday the increase in COVID-19 cases in Ireland was not due to the new variant, but due to increased social...
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STAT+: With durable monkey data, Verve selects its first CRISPR base editing treatment for human trials

9 days ago   |   STAT

Verve Therapeutics said Tuesday its one-time treatment that uses the “base editing” form of CRISPR to remove a cholesterol-associated gene in monkeys has demonstrated durable...
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CRISPR gene editing used to store data in DNA inside living cells

10 days ago   |   New Scientist

Biologists have used CRISPR gene editing to store information inside DNA in living bacterial cells, which could become a storage medium of the future
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STAT+: Bluebird Bio intends to split into two companies, but for now, its troubles are also divided

10 days ago   |   STAT

Splitting Bluebird Bio into two publicly traded companies - one focused on cell therapies for cancer, the other on gene therapy for inherited diseases - is the best fix for the...
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The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of Henoch-Schönlein purpura

10 days ago   |   Harvard

John A Mills, Beat A Michel, Daniel A Bloch, Leonard H Calabrese, Gene G Hunder, William P Arend, Steven M Edworthy, Anthony S Fauci, Randi Y Leavitt, JT Lie, and others. 1990...
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UK may allow gene editing of crops and livestock following Brexit

13 days ago   |   New Scientist

The UK government is exploring the use of gene editing to modify food crops as the technique can improve the nutrition of crops through tiny DNA changes
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STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine seems to work against Covid-19 mutation; Sarepta gene therapy shows mixed results

13 days ago   |   STAT

And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is...
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STAT+: Sarepta gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy stumbles with failed study outcome

13 days ago   |   STAT

Sarepta Therapeutics on Thursday announced mixed results from the first randomized clinical trial of its gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, raising questions about...
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SpaceX launch: Watch agency release batch of Starlink satellites...

SpaceX launch: Watch agency release batch of Starlink satellites - ‘Deployment confirmed'

SPACEX has today marked an impressive milestone - with the space agency making a record-breaking eighth launch with a Falcon 9 rocket, as part of its latest Starlink mission. Read more ...

Archaeologists unearth ancient coins lost during Crusader 'massacre' in the...

Archaeologists unearth ancient coins lost during Crusader 'massacre' in the Holy Land

ARCHAEOLOGISTS excavating the ancient port city of Caesarea in Israel have uncovered a cache of ancient coins and gold dated to the 12th century AD. Experts believe the... Read more ...

Meteor booms over Wales and leaves witnesses startled 'We heard a big bang'

Meteor booms over Wales and leaves witnesses startled 'We heard a big bang'

A METEOR boomed over rural Wales, leaving spectators stunned as a big flash of light and a low rumble was heard over Montgomeryshire this week. Read more ...

SpaceX launch delay: Starship SN9 suffers three static fire test aborts in a row

SpaceX launch delay: Starship SN9 suffers three static fire test aborts in a row

SPACEX'S planned launch of the Starship SN9 prototype has suffered another blow this week after three attempts at an engine test on Wednesday were aborted. The delay will... Read more ...

IAU Commission C3 Newsletter

IAU Commission C3 Newsletter

2020. “ IAU Commission C3 Newsletter ” 2020 (1), Pp. 57. Abstract iau-c3-newsletter-2020-1.pdf Newsletter of the International Astronomical Union Commission C3 , edited and... Read more ...

MIT News Publishes Article on Robomorphic Computing

MIT News Publishes Article on Robomorphic Computing

January 21, 2021 MIT News has published an article on our robomorphic computing work, available here. The full paper will be presented at ASPLOS 2021 . Read more ...

Space station video: Watch 'blue jet' lightning genesis from ISS - ‘Amazing...

Space station video: Watch 'blue jet' lightning genesis from ISS - ‘Amazing discovery'

SPACE station video footage has captured an elusive form of lightning while orbiting Earth 250 miles up. Read more ...

Shark sighting: Spike in apex predator activity explained - ‘big chance of...

Shark sighting: Spike in apex predator activity explained - ‘big chance of interaction'

SHARK activity has again increased significantly along the apex predator's Australian hotspot. And experts have now revealed the probable cause of this ominous shark attack surge. Read more ...

Video: Improving the Response to COVID-19

Video: Improving the Response to COVID-19

In order to address the issues surrounding COVID-19 and its collateral effects, Social Science Space is presenting free downloads of the book Together Apart: the Psychology of... Read more ...

SpaceX Starship: New Super Heavy booster spotted at Boca Chica base

SpaceX Starship: New Super Heavy booster spotted at Boca Chica base

SPACEX appears to have started construction on a second Super Heavy booster, in further positive steps for the next-generation spacecraft prototype. Read more ...