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21.12.2018
15:02 Phys.orgHow sperm stem cells maintain their numbers

The steady production of sperm relies on the number of sperm stem cells in the testis remaining constant. Researchers including Assistant Professor Yu Kitadate and Professor Shosei Yoshida (developmental biologists at the National Institute for Basic Biology within the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan) and Professor Benjamin Simons (a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.) have revealed a novel mechanism for stem cell population control. Their results show that constant sperm stem cell numbers are achieved in mouse testes through a self-organized process in which they actively migrate and compete for a limited supply of self-renewal-promoting fibroblast growth factors (FGFs). This study was published on line in Cell Stem Cell on Nov. 20th, 2018.

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10:35 News-Medical.NetResearchers reveal novel mechanism for sperm stem cell number control

The steady production of sperm relies on the number of sperm stem cells in the testis remaining constant. Researchers including Asst. Prof. Yu Kitadate and Prof. Shosei Yoshida and Prof. Benjamin Simons have revealed a novel mechanism for stem cell number control.

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07:49 News-Medical.NetFDA warns Genetech for marketing stem cell products without approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Genetech, Inc. of San Diego, California and its president, Edwin N. Pinos for marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good tissue practice and current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some violations that may have led to microbial contamination, potentially causing serious blood infections in patients.

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07:39 Gizmag From gene-edited babies to male contraceptives: The most exciting medical innovations in 2018


It has been an exciting year for medical science, a field generally not known for giant revolutionary breakthroughs, but rather quieter, small, piecemeal discoveries that build on existing knowledge to improve our health and well being. Alongside new discoveries in gut-brain communication and the genesis of Alzheimer's disease, the FDA made massively symbolic leaps in the growing acceptance of psychedelic medicines, from psilocybin to marijuana. But looming over all of these innovative milestones, the alleged birth of the world's first gene-edited baby shook the entire scientific world. If this is proven true, it marks 2018 as the year humanity crossed a threshold that can't be uncrossed.
.. Continue Reading From gene-edited babies to male contraceptives: The most exciting medical innovations in 2018 Category: Medical Tags: Alzheimer's Disease CRISPR Diagnostic devices FDA Genetics

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04:09 Reuters.com HealthU.S body says gene therapy may be more cost effective for spinal muscular atrophy

Biogen Inc's Spinraza treatment for spinal muscular atrophy and Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's experimental gene therapy are both expensive, but the gene therapy could be more cost effective once more is known about its U.S. price and long-term success rates, a preliminary report from an independent U.S. nonprofit organization said on Thursday.

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03:36 Google news Sci/Tech12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots - The New York Times

12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots  The New York Times Twelve patients became seriously ill after receiving injections that supposedly contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to the Food and Drug ...
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03:12 NYT Science12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots

The F.D.A. issued warnings to a California company, and said unregulated treatments will be subject to more scrutiny.

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02:38 NYT Health12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots

The F.D.A. issued warnings to a California company, and said unregulated treatments will be subject to more scrutiny.

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01:55 Google news Sci/TechStem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak - The Associated Press

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak  The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical ...
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01:45 Google news Sci/TechStem cell shots linked to outbreak of bacterial infection - NBCNews.com

Stem cell shots linked to outbreak of bacterial infection  NBCNews.com Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. At least 12 ...
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20.12.2018
23:41 Google news Sci/TechInfections put 12 people in hospitals after they received unapproved stem cell products - CNN

Infections put 12 people in hospitals after they received unapproved stem cell products  CNN12 Hospitalized in 3 States After Receiving Contaminated Stem Cell Infusions, Injections From San Diego Company: CDC  KTLA Los AngelesView full coverage on Google News

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23:28 Medscape.ComFDA Warns Genentech Over Unapproved Stem-Cell Products

Twelve patients who received Genentech's unapproved products subsequently became ill from blood infections and other infections caused by a number of bacteria, including E coli.

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22:08 CNN HealthInfections put 12 people in hospitals after they received unapproved stem cell products

Twelve people in three states developed infections and were hospitalized after they got infusions or injections of stem cell products derived from umbilical cord blood that were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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21:43 ScienceDaily.comStem cell-derived neurons stop seizures and improve cognitive function

About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 percent of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs. Even when the drugs do work, people may develop cognitive and memory problems and depression, likely from the combination of the underlying seizure disorder and the drugs to treat it.

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20:03 News-Medical.NetExperimental gene therapy extends lifespan of mice suffering from untreatable mitochondrial disease

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center have, together with their collaborators, for the first time demonstrated in a mouse model that partial restoration of respiratory chain function in mitochondria, which serve as cellular power plants, may be sufficient to entirely prevent symptoms of a severe mitochondrial disorder.

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19:51 News-Medical.NetAdvanced stem cell approach could help fight Parkinson's disease

Scientists have taken a key step towards improving an emerging class of treatments for Parkinson's disease.

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16:48 Phys.orgLeveraging the power of CRISPR-Cas9 to awaken antibiotics from their silent gene clusters

The bacterium Streptomyces roseosporus is the source of many common antibiotics such as daptomycin, which is active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and glycopeptide-resistant enterococci. A*STAR researchers have just unearthed a new antibiotic, auroramycin, from a silent biosynthetic gene cluster discovered in the S. roseosporus genome, and believe there are many more just waiting to be found.

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14:19 Technology.orgHPV discovery raises hope for new cervical cancer treatments

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made a discovery about human papillomavirus, or HPV for short,

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14:19 Technology.orgWhat prevents remyelination in the brain? New stem cell research reveals a critical culprit

New research on remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the brain’s fatty insulator that keeps neurons communicating, could lead

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02:57 Drugs.comChemo 'Cocktail' Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 -- When researchers announced that a four-drug chemotherapy regimen can add years to the lives of some patients with earlier-stage pancreatic cancer, doctors didn't wait. Trial results were released last spring, and were...

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19.12.2018
22:09 Gizmag Autonomous rice transplanter set to head for the paddies


It was just this July that Japan's Yanmar Agri Corporation unveiled a line of driverless agricultural tractors. Now, as part of the same Smartpilot system, the company has announced an autonomous rice seedling-transplanter.
.. Continue Reading Autonomous rice transplanter set to head for the paddies Category: Robotics Tags: Agriculture Autonomous Vehicles Yanmar

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21:45 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Could this be why myelin fails to regenerate?

A study finds a previously unknown mechanism that quietens adult stem cells and could be a disruptor of myelin repair in inflammatory diseases, such as MS.

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21:20 Nature.ComMetabolic heterogeneity underlies reciprocal fates of T

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16:19 Nature.ComCRISPR twins: a condemnation from Chinese academic societies

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16:19 Nature.ComGene editing: sloppy definitions mislead

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16:19 Nature.ComAntarctic deaths, private-funding crackdown and gene-editing call

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15:46 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: What is the secret to women's longevity?

Women tend to have longer lives than men, but why is that the case? The results of a new study in mice may offer an answer to this question.

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14:05 Technology.orgSex Chromosomes Hold the Secret to Female Longevity

Around the world, women outlive men. This is true in sickness and in health, in war and in

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11:58 News-Medical.NetHPV discovery could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made a discovery about human papillomavirus that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus.

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10:28 News-Medical.NetStudy reveals how stem cells can be induced to differentiate into various ocular lineages

The discovery of pluripotent stem cells, which have the ability to differentiate into the huge range of different cell lineages that make up the human body, signaled the start of a new era in biological science and medicine. Although we are also now able to reprogram regular cells to exhibit this pluripotency, we still have much to learn about the different cues that lead such cells towards a particular cell fate, including the cells that make up the eye.

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09:54 News-Medical.NetStudy finds elevated lung cancer risk after lung transplantation

In an American Journal of Transplantation study, lung cancer risk was increased after lung transplantation, especially in the native (non-transplanted) lung of single lung transplant recipients.

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08:36 News-Medical.NetFDA supports C-Path's Type 1 Diabetes Consortium to pursue biomarker qualification

Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced today that its Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Consortium has received a positive response to its Letter of Intent (LOI) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detailing the FDA's decision to accept the consortium's Biomarker Initiative project into the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Biomarker Qualification Program (BQP).

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08:05 News-Medical.NetSplit liver transplants could save children on wait list finds study

A review analysed 5,300 cases of liver transplants on children across the country. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at the patients who were more likely to survive after a split liver transplant. A split liver transplant is a type of transplant where the recipient receives only a part of the donor’s liver.

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03:30 Medscape.ComWHO to Create Global Advisory Panel on Human Gene Editing

Some say international guidelines are urgently needed. Others say the question should not be how and when to edit human genes, but whether to do it at all.

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01:38 ScienceDaily.comUsing CRISPR technology for conditional gene regulation

CRISPR allows scientists to precisely target and edit DNA within living cells, which could help them correct anomalies that cause inherited diseases. A team has now developed a method to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to set off a cascade of activities in cells, a phenomenon known as conditional gene regulation.

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01:16 ScienceDaily.comHPV discovery raises hope for new cervical cancer treatments

Researchers have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.

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18.12.2018
19:26 ScienceDaily.comTwo-step control mechanism identified in mouse stem cells

Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells. This fundamental research using mice may inform regenerative medicine treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injuries, in the future.

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18:19 SingularityHub.ComLife-or-Death Algorithms: The Black Box of AI in Medicine, and How to Avoid It

When it comes to applications for machine learning, few can be more widely hyped than medicine. This is hardly surprising: it’s a huge industry that generates a phenomenal amount of data and revenue, where technological advances can improve or save the lives of millions of people. Hardly a week passes without a study that suggests […]

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17:26 Phys.orgSearching for the source of planarians' regenerative powers

Using a technique that involves analyzing thousands of single cells, scientists have figured out a new way to capture a stem cell that underlies flatworm regeneration.

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12:52 News-Medical.NetSickest children could benefit from split liver transplants

In a review of registry data for more than 5,300 liver transplants performed in children nationwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers identify the type of patient who is most likely to survive a split liver transplant--receiving only part of a donor's liver--with no additional long-term health risks, which could allow for an increase in the availability of organs.

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11:57 Technology.orgArtificial intelligence and the future of medicine

Washington University researchers are working to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for health care, which have the potential

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09:28 News-Medical.NetCRISPR may restore effectiveness of chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system may be able to restore the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer by deleting or "knocking out" a gene in cancer tumors that helps the tumors develop resistance to the drugs.

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08:20 News-Medical.NetEU Commission's Health Policy Platform to host EKHA program on transplantation

Every year, the European Commission's Health Policy Platform hosts three thematic networks, led by stakeholders.

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00:38 TechInvestorNews.comMcKessons Change Healthcare is close to buying blockchain health-tech start-up PokitDok (CNBC: Top News)

CNBC: Top NewsMcKessons Change Healthcare is close to buying blockchain health-tech start-up PokitDok - The deal could help medical distribution giant McKesson get a leg up in blockchain services. ...

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00:16 CNBC health careMcKesson's Change Healthcare is close to buying blockchain health-tech start-up PokitDok

The deal could help medical distribution giant McKesson get a leg up in blockchain services.

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17.12.2018
23:17 NewScientist.ComStem cells implanted into the brain stop epilepsy seizures in rats

A radical approach of implanting stem cells into the brain could stop epilepsy seizures at their source, but the treatment has only been tested in rats so far

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23:00 CNBC technologyMcKesson's Change Healthcare is close to buying blockchain health-tech start-up PokitDok

The deal could help medical distribution giant McKesson get a leg up in blockchain services.

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22:59 CNBC top newsMcKesson's Change Healthcare is close to buying blockchain health-tech start-up PokitDok

The deal could help medical distribution giant McKesson get a leg up in blockchain services.

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22:44 ScienceDaily.comStudy affirms geographic discrimination in allocating lungs for transplant

Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically 'rigged' in some regions of the nation.

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21:50 News-Medical.NetNew study confirms geographic bias in lung allocation for transplant

Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically "rigged" in some regions of the nation.

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21:18 News-Medical.NetNew approach to tumor analysis could improve prognosis for bowel cancer patients

Bowel (colorectal) cancer is the third most commonly occurring cancer in men and the second most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide. The global burden is expected to increase by 60 per cent to more than 2.2 million new cases and 1.1 million deaths by 2030.

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18:16 SingularityHub.ComFirst Successful Pig-to-Baboon Heart Transplant Heralds Human Trials

An oddity of an animal lived and thrived in a lab at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich in the past few years. On the surface, they looked like normal, healthy baboons. They hopped around their individual rooms, stuffed their mouths with food, and spent a solid amount of time relaxing and watching cartoons […]

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17:30 NewScientist.ComCRISPR scientist says another woman is pregnant with an edited embryo

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, says another may be on the way

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17:30 NewScientist.ComCRISPR babies: more details on the experiment that shocked the world

He Jiankui has now revealed far more about his CRISPR project, in which he edited multiple embryos to make future children resistant to some strains of HIV

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17:30 NewScientist.ComGene therapy eases Parkinson’s symptoms by rewiring parts of the brain

A gene therapy treatment for Parkinson's blocks faulty brain circuits. This seems to help create alternate neural pathways for movement and eases symptoms

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17:30 NewScientist.Com‘Scientists are now very sure that the babies really were gene-edited’

He Jiankui has now presented his controversial work at a gene editing summit in Hong Kong. CRISPR expert Helen O’Neill of University College London was there

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17:30 NewScientist.ComFirst baby born thanks to womb transplant from deceased donor

A woman has successfully given birth after receiving a uterus taken from a dead person. The success could make womb transplants much more widely available

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17:30 NewScientist.ComGene-editing experiment widely criticised for safety and ethics issues

The scientist who led an experiment to create gene-edited babies has been criticised for acting unethically towards the couples and infants involved

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17:30 NewScientist.ComWhy was HIV chosen as the first target for embryo gene editing?

He Jiankui has tried to create babies that are resistant to HIV infection. But there are safer ways to protect against the virus than untested gene editing

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17:30 NewScientist.ComGenetic disorders should be the focus of CRISPR gene editing trials

He Jiankui used gene editing in an attempt to make HIV-resistant babies, but most geneticists think the best use of embryo editing would be to prevent genetic disorders

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17:30 NewScientist.ComThere won’t be many more gene-edited babies just yet – here’s why

The news of gene-edited twins is more likely to have a chilling effect on research into the technique used than to open the floodgates to millions more edited babies

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17:30 NewScientist.ComWe’ve been using CRISPR for years – now we know how it really works

We can now predict what changes the CRISPR gene editing technique will make to targeted DNA - a finding that will make the tool more powerful than ever before

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16:27 Technology.orgCRISPR Joins Battle of the Bulge, Fights Obesity Without Edits to Genome

A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA. In a paper published

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15:53 Reuters.com HealthBrainStorm gets FDA okay for stem cell trial in MS patients

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin a clinical trial of its experimental stem cell treatment in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis.

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11:59 Technology.orgArtificial intelligence-based device detects moving parasites in bodily fluid for easier, earlier diagnosis

UCLA engineers have developed a device that can analyze more than 3 milliliters of fluid in 20 minutes,

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15.12.2018
07:56 Google news HealthWoman cancer-free after participating in breakthrough clinical trial - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Woman cancer-free after participating in breakthrough clinical trial  Atlanta Journal Constitution Denise Keenan got used to the idea of dying after she received a cancer diagnosis nearly a decade ag...

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07:56 Google news Sci/TechWoman cancer-free after participating in breakthrough clinical trial - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Woman cancer-free after participating in breakthrough clinical trial  Atlanta Journal Constitution Denise Keenan got used to the idea of dying after she received a cancer diagnosis nearly a decade ag...

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07:44 News-Medical.NetA new type of 'painless' adhesive for biomedical applications

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.

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03:45 ModernHealthCare.comRevised U.S. organ transplant policy probed by senators

Two senators told HHS Secretary Alex Azar they disagree with the recent overhaul of U.S. organ transplant policy, the first sign that Congress is interested in getting involved in the issue.

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14.12.2018
21:28 ScienceDaily.comCan stem cells help a diseased heart heal itself? Researcher achieves important milestone

Scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices.

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15:50 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter

The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-studied. A new paper asks exactly how this eating pattern might benefit heart health.

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11:41 Technology.orgResearchers use zinc to target insulin-producing cells with regenerative drug

An insulin injection can manage diabetes symptoms, but actually curing the disease would mean healing cells in the

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09:17 News-Medical.NetScientists discover rules that determine precision of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human cells

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a set of simple rules that determine the precision of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human cells.

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08:44 News-Medical.NetGenetic marker, predictor of early relapse in common childhood cancer discovered

Nova Southeastern University researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early relapse (less than three years) in their acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients.

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07:38 News-Medical.NetWorld's largest AI-powered medical research network launched by OWKIN

OWKIN today announced the world's largest AI-powered medical research network. The OWKIN Loop Network is comprised of 44 prestigious hospitals and research institutions across the US and Europe, including Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai.

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05:17 Gizmag New CRISPR technique could prevent obesity without cutting or editing a genome


An exciting new study from researchers at UC San Francisco has demonstrated how a new kind of CRISPR technique can increase the expression of certain genes, instead of the more traditional technique of actively cutting or editing DNA. The method was tested in mice by targeting two genes associated with hunger, with the animals reducing their food intake and not becoming obese.
.. Continue Reading New CRISPR technique could prevent obesity without cutting or editing a genome Category: Medical Tags: CRISPR DNA Genetics Obesity

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04:11 Nanowerk.comInexpensive 3-D-printed microfluidics device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Re searchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue - and keeps the tissue alive for days - so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics.

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02:32 Google news Sci/TechCRISPR controls obesity in mice by amplifying rather than editing genes - FierceBiotech

CRISPR controls obesity in mice by amplifying rather than editing genes  FierceBiotechScientists crack the CRISPR code for precise human genome editing  Phys.orgWe’ve been using CRISPR for years – now we know how it really works  New Scientist NewsDraw clearer red lines around human gene editing, say leaders of Chinese and U.S. science academies  Science MagazineDespite gene-editing flap, Chinese scientists still aiming for supremacy in experimental Crispr tech  The Japan TimesView full coverage on Google News

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00:22 Google news Sci/TechDraw clearer red lines around human gene editing, say leaders of Chinese and U.S. science academies - Science Magazine

Draw clearer red lines around human gene editing, say leaders of Chinese and U.S. science academies  Science MagazineScientists crack the CRISPR code for precise human genome editing  Phys.orgWe’ve been using CRISPR for years – now we know how it really works  New Scientist NewsLetters: ‘The Issue Goes Beyond CRISPR’  The AtlanticScientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment  The Wall Street JournalView full coverage on Google News

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00:07 ScienceDaily.comCRISPR joins battle of the bulge, fights obesity without edits to genome

A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA. Researchers describe how a modified version of CRISPR was used to ramp up the activity of certain genes and prevent severe obesity in mice with genetic mutations that predispose them to extreme weight gain. Importantly, the researchers achieved long-lasting weight control without making a single edit to the genome.

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13.12.2018
23:27 ScienceMag.orgDraw clearer red lines around human gene editing, say leaders of Chinese and U.S. science academies

Editorial calls for international guidelines in wake of shocking news that two genetically altered babies had been created by a research team

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22:19 FierceBiotech.comCRISPR controls obesity in mice by amplifying rather than editing genes

The genes SIM1 and MC4R regulate food intake by signaling the feeling of being full, and mutations in even just one copy of either gene can lead to obesity. UCSF researchers have modified CRISPR gene editing to increase the activity of the working genes, potentially inspiring a new way to treat obesity.

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21:00 Google news Sci/TechScientists crack the CRISPR code for precise human genome editing - Phys.org

Scientists crack the CRISPR code for precise human genome editing  Phys.org Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a set of simple rules that determine the precision of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human cells.
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20:09 NewScientist.ComWe’ve been using CRISPR for years – now we know how it really works

We can now predict what changes the CRISPR gene editing technique will make to targeted DNA - a finding that will make the tool more powerful than ever before

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20:03 Google news Sci/TechChina's global reputation shapes public reaction to 'CRISPR babies' - STAT

China's global reputation shapes public reaction to 'CRISPR babies'  STATScientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment  The Wall Street JournalScientists crack the CRISPR code for precise human genome editing  Phys.orgChina's Gene-Editing Scientists Still Aiming for Crispr Supremacy  BloombergBaby Gene Edits Could Affect a Range of Traits  Scientific AmericanView full coverage on Google News

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19:40 Google news Sci/TechBaby Gene Edits Could Affect a Range of Traits - Scientific American

Baby Gene Edits Could Affect a Range of Traits  Scientific AmericanScientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment  The Wall Street JournalChina's Gene-Editing Scientists Still Aiming for Crispr Supremacy  BloombergChina's global reputation shapes public reaction to 'CRISPR babies'  STATThe Case Against CRISPR Babies | Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.  First ThingsView full coverage on Google News

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19:07 News-Medical.NetNew discovery will improve the safety and predictability of CRISPR

Scientists have discovered a simple set of rules that can be used to precisely predict how DNA will be modified by the CRISPR gene editing technique.

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19:07 Phys.orgScientists crack the CRISPR code for precise human genome editing

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a set of simple rules that determine the precision of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human cells. These rules, published in Molecular Cell, could help to improve the efficiency and safety of genome editing in both the lab and the clinic.

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17:37 FierceBiotech.comBiogen bails on AGTC after ocular gene therapy flunks trial

Applied Genetic Technologies’ $1 billion-plus gene therapy pact with Biogen has been torn up after their lead candidate failed a phase 1/2 trial.

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15:56 Phys.orgScientists develop a cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

I.M. Sechenov of First Moscow State Medical University teamed up with Irish colleagues to develop a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. The team produced hybrid biosensor scaffold materials based on cellulose matrices labeled with pH- and calcium-sensitive fluorescent proteins. These materials enable visualization of the metabolism and other important biomarkers in engineered artificial tissues by microscopy. The results of the work were published in the Acta Biomaterialia journal.

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13:38 AzoRobotics.comNew Report on Global Medical Robots Market 2019-2023

The "Global Medical Robots Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The medical robots market will register a CAGR of over 21% by 2023 The medical...

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12:09 Technology.orgPenn Medicine Surgeons Perform World’s First Robotic Bilateral Breast Reconstruction

A team of surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are the first

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10:38 News-Medical.NetScientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle

To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle. Findings appeared in Cell Reports.

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08:15 News-Medical.NetResearch identifies new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration

Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universität Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration - a protein called Prominin-1.

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07:32 Arxiv.org Quantitative BiologyApple Machine Learning Algorithms Successfully Detect Colon Cancer but Fail to Predict KRAS Mutation Status. (arXiv:1812.04660v1 [q-bio.QM])

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States of America. Its prognosis has significantly improved with the advancement of targeted therapies based on underlying molecular changes. The KRAS mutation is one of the most frequent molecular alterations seen in colon cancer and its presence can affect treatment selection. We attempted to use Apple machine learning algorithms to diagnose colon cancer and predict the KRAS mutation status from histopathological images. We captured 250 colon cancer images and 250 benign colon tissue images. Half of colon cancer images were captured from KRAS mutation-positive tumors and another half from KRAS mutation-negative tumors. Next, we created Image Classifier Model using Apple CreateML machine learning module. The trained and validated model was able to successfully differentiate between colon cancer and benign colon

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06:32 ScienceDaily.comStem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab

To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle.

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03:16 Gizmag Aleph Farms serves up world's first lab-grown steak


Israel-based startup Aleph Farms has just unveiled the world's first lab-grown steak. This milestone on the road to bringing a cruelty-free meat product to the market demonstrates, for the first time, the technology's ability to imitate the flavor, shape, texture and structure of a classic beef steak.
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12.12.2018
21:28 News-Medical.NetNew protein complex helps embryonic stem cells to maintain their indefinite potential

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are the very definition of being full of potential, given that they can become any type of cell in the body. Once they start down any particular path toward a type of tissue, they lose their unlimited potential.

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21:26 Nature.ComDebate ethics of embryo models from stem cells

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20:16 ScienceDaily.comMaintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells

Scientists have discovered a new protein complex that keeps the brakes on stem cells, allowing them to maintain their indefinite potential. The new complex, called GBAF, could provide a future target for regenerative medicine.

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