Scientists at the Salk Institute have found that intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age. This approach, which not only prompted human skin cells in a dish to look and behave young again, also resulted in the rejuvenation of mice with a premature aging disease, … Continue reading “TURNING BACK TIME: SALK SCIENTISTS REVERSE SIGNS OF AGING”
Eyes of Watson – Cognitive Computing & Radiology for Heart Disease. “Eyes of Watson” is a joint effort by RSNA and IBM Research to show how machines of the future may be able to assist radiologist not only in their training but also by reducing the time to diagnose and increasing efficiency in their clinical … Continue reading “Eyes of Watson – Cognitive Computing & Radiology for Heart Disease”
CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is quickly revolutionizing biomedical research, but the new technology is not yet exact. The technique can inadvertently make excessive or unwanted changes in the genome and create off-target mutations, limiting safety and efficacy in therapeutic applications. Now, researchers at UMass Medical School and the University of Toronto have discovered the first known … Continue reading “Scientists discover ‘off-switches’ for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing”
Stanford researchers have invented a remote-controlled system called the Biology Cloud Lab that enables teachers and students to design and observe experiments involving single-celled organisms. For as long as biology has been a cornerstone of scientific education, laboratory instruction for students has begun with an introduction to the wonders of one-celled creatures under a microscope. … Continue reading “Stanford’s Interactive Biology Cloud Lab allows biological experiments over Internet”
Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in the visual cortex of mice.