Promising Results Shown for CRISPR in Clinical Studies

Promising Results Shown for CRISPR

Promising Results Shown for CRISPR CRISPR has shown promising results in preliminary clinical studies to correct sickle cell disease and treat blindness, transthyretin amyloidosis, and hereditary angioedema. A new study in collaboration with University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children investigated the potential feasibility of base-edited CD7-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (BE-CAR7) T […]

The US FDA no longer requires animal testing for drug approval

The US FDA no longer requires animal testing for drug approval

The US FDA no longer requires animal testing for drug approval. For over 80 years, the FDA has required extensive animal testing to approve drugs before being brought to the public market. In late December 2022, Joe Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriation Act that eliminated the need for animal testing before a drug […]

CRISPR gene editing offers a potential alternative

CRISPR gene editing offers a potential alternative

CRISPR gene editing offers a potential alternative. A new study by Intellia Therapeutics aims to treat hereditary angioedema using CRISPR technology. Bradykinin is responsible for vascular permeability, where significant increases in bradykinin caused by stress, illness, or trauma leads to severe, painful, and life-threatening swelling. The molecular mechanisms that drive the angioedema seen in the […]

In Vitro Neurons Learn and Exhibit Sentience

In Vitro Neurons Learn and Exhibit Sentience

In Vitro Neurons Learn and Exhibit Sentience Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been touted as the next revolution in deep machine learning and the solution to solving mathematical equations that have perplexed mathematicians and physicists for decades. While the computing power of AI is staggering, being able to perform millions, if not billions, of processes […]

The CORD7 mutation found in humans increases verbal IQ and working memory

The CORD7 Mutation Found in Humans Increases Verbal IQ and Working Memory

The CORD7 Mutation Found in Humans Increases Verbal IQ and Working Memory Intelligence in its rawest form is not equally distributed among the human population. While many can critically think and problem solve, others lack these skillsets. However, what is known is that just like height, eye color, and the shape of our nose, these […]

New philanthropic venture provides free open access software

New Philanthropic Venture Provides Free Open Access Software

New philanthropic venture provides free open access software to help university scientist remain on the cutting edge of research A new 40-million-dollar philanthropic initiative named “Virtual institute for Scientific Software” was created by Eric Schmidt (former Google CEO) and Wendy Schmidt, hoping to bridge the gap between academic institutions and the lack of software needed […]