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Turbulence enhances the production of platelets

Turbulence enhances the production of platelets
Platelets are the cells that stop bleeding and are regularly needed to treat patients suffering from various diseases or undergoing surgery. In a new study seen in Cell, CiRA researchers show that turbulence can significantly increase platelet numbers. Using this new information, they report a bioreactor that produces enough platelets from iPS cells that may be able to replace donor blood and be used to treat patients.
26th July 2018

Materials improve delivery of therapeutic messenger RNA

Materials improve delivery of therapeutic messenger RNA
In an advance that could lead to new treatments for a variety of diseases, MIT researchers have devised a new way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells. Messenger RNA, a large nucleic acid that encodes genetic information, can direct cells to produce specific proteins. Unlike DNA, mRNA is not permanently inserted into a cell’s genome, so it could be used to produce a therapeutic protein that is only needed temporarily.
23rd July 2018

A simplified recipe for engineering brain cells

A simplified recipe for engineering brain cells
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised what they call a 'neuronal cookbook' for turning skin cells into different types of neurons. As reported in the journal Nature, the research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer’s disease under reproducible conditions in a dish.
15th May 2018


Complete music album to be stored on DNA

Complete music album to be stored on DNA
The digital audio of an entire music album is to be stored in the form of genetic information for the first time, using technology developed at ETH Zurich. Coded in DNA molecules and poured into tiny glass beads, an album by Massive Attack will be preserved – practically for eternity. The British band Massive Attack are considered pioneers of trip hop, an atmospheric style of electronic music featuring laid-back beats.
20th April 2018

Gene-editing may reduce cholesterol by up to 50%

Gene-editing may reduce cholesterol by up to 50%
  Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks, according to new mouse research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published in Circulation.
28th February 2018

Defeating THOR brings a hammer down on cancer

Defeating THOR brings a hammer down on cancer
It turns out Thor, the Norse god of thunder and the Marvel superhero, has special powers when it comes to cancer too. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center uncovered a novel gene they named THOR while investigating previously unexplored regions of the human genome - the dark matter of the human genome. They characterised a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that is expressed in humans, mice and zebrafish.
15th December 2017

How privacy policies affect genetic testing

How privacy policies affect genetic testing
Different types of privacy laws in U.S. states produce markedly different effects on the willingness of patients to have genetic testing done, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT professor. As the research shows, policies that focus on the privacy risks of genetic testing, and ask for patient consent to those risks, lead to a reduction in tests performed.
14th December 2017

Blocking genes of antibiotics resistance

Blocking genes of antibiotics resistance
Antibiotics are commonly used around the world to cure diseases caused by bacteria. But as the World Health Organisation and other international bodies have pointed out, the global increase of antibiotic resistance is a rapidly worsening problem. And since antibiotics are also an essential part of modern medicine, as prophylactic treatment during surgeries and cancer therapy, rising resistance of bacteria presents even more of a danger.
27th November 2017

Repair kit improves precision of CRISPR gene editing

Repair kit improves precision of CRISPR gene editing
For the past five years, CRISPR-Cas9 technology has revolutionised the field of gene editing due to its ease and low cost. But although this technology reliably finds and cuts the targeted stretch of DNA sequence, fixing that cut as desired has been something of a hit-or-miss process. Error rates as high as 50% are a particular problem when the goal is to correct typos in the DNA that cause genetic disease.
24th November 2017

Genome editing improves T-cells to attack cancer

Genome editing improves T-cells to attack cancer
Researchers at Cardiff University have found a way to boost the cancer-destroying ability of the immune system’s T-cells, offering new hope in the fight against a wide range of cancers. Using CRISPR genome editing, the team took the genetic engineering of killer T-cells one step further by removing their non-cancer specific receptors and replacing them with ones that would recognise specific cancer cells and destroy them.
21st November 2017


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SPS IPC Drives 2018
27th November 2018
Germany Nuremberg
International Security Expo 2018
28th November 2018
United Kingdom London Olympia
The Security Event 2019
9th April 2019
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Ceramics Expo 2019
29th April 2019
United States of America International Exposition Center (I-X Center)