No new COVID deaths in Cebu City in one week

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For the first time since June, Cebu City did not log any new deaths related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) this week Read more

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European Scientists Have Made An Intriguing Discovery In Alzheimer’s Drug Research

Scientists in the UK and Sweden believe they’ve come across an unprecedented advance in Alzheimer’s disease research: A method of developing new drugs that can target the roots of the fatal disease in a way that previous attempts couldn’t. But while the latest published work is genuinely intriguing, outside experts are worried that the researchers’… Continue reading European Scientists Have Made An Intriguing Discovery In Alzheimer’s Drug Research

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Scientists Create Blood Test That Might Someday Predict A Woman’s Due Date

Getting an early ultrasound to figure out when your child will be born has become part and parcel of becoming a new mum in countries such as Australia. For many women living in countries with poor-quality healthcare, however, ultrasounds are rarely available or too costly to afford. But a new study published by Science this… Continue reading Scientists Create Blood Test That Might Someday Predict A Woman’s Due Date

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Artificial Genome Scientists Want To Build Human Cells That Are Impervious To Viruses

Two years ago, a consortium of scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs announced a plan to synthesise an artificial human genome from scratch – an extremely ambitious endeavour that’s struggled to secure funding. Project organisers have now disclosed details of a scaled-down version of the venture, but with a goal that’s still quite audacious: creating human cells… Continue reading Artificial Genome Scientists Want To Build Human Cells That Are Impervious To Viruses

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been hailed as a maker of revolutions. This was the year that prediction felt like it was starting to come true. Read more

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Microsoft To Use DNA To Store Data In The Cloud

An article at MIT Technology Review says some early work at Microsoft Research is looking at how to encode documents in DNA. The aim is to have some sort of working model by the end of this decade, with the tagline “Your Storage with DNA” being bandied about. Read more