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First gene-edited CRISPR COVID-19 mouse created; Opens new door to study infections and develop therapies

Human cells and mice cells each express their own version of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the membrane-bound receptor that ...
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‘Trial by fire’: How COVID-19 is changing the biotech industry’s relationship with artificial intelligence

Jonathan Block | 
AI is currently being used by many companies to identify and screen existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat ...
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Good news for a coronavirus vaccine: Human immune system offers robust response, study shows

Information about immunity to SARS-CoV-2, both in the context of COVID-19 disease pathogenesis and in the context of how to ...
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What’s holding up gene therapy? Making drugs on a large scale

Vivienne Raper | 
As interest in gene therapy grows, manufacturers face physical, biological, and engineering challenges to developing and producing drugs on a ...
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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with artificial intelligence and brain scans

In recent years, scientists and clinicians have focused their attention toward machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help them diagnose ...
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Biological marker for autism in babies could lead to earlier therapy and better development

A small study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a biological marker in the cerebrospinal fluid ...
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‘Self-destruct mechanism’ could lead to malaria vaccine

While a vaccine would be the ideal method for eliminating malaria from the human population, all attempts thus far to ...
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Genetic analysis tracks spread of 3 primary coronavirus variants

Researchers from Cambridge, U.K., and Germany have used a genetic network technique known as phylogenetic network analysis to reconstruct the ...
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Curing sickle-cell disease with a more accurate CRISPR technique?

Chris Vakulskas | 
For many serious diseases, the statistics tell just half the story. Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is no exception. Yes, we can ...
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160 new coronavirus-fighting drug and vaccine candidates in development

Alex Philippidis | 
While President Trump continues to promote antimalarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine sulfate and azithromycin to treat COVID-19 ... the global ...
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Using artificial intelligence to predict who will get sickest from coronavirus

Scientists in the United States and China have developed a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) tool that, in a small-scale study, ...
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No reason to worry about being infected with the coronavirus twice, monkey study suggests

With increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths—and “social distancing” now a household word—the possibility of being infected is ...
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35 drugs in the race for a coronavirus treatment

Alex Philippidis | 
As the world scrambles to monitor and contain the COVID-19 outbreak, drug companies are racing to develop or repurpose treatments ...
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Mediterranean diet boosts gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy’ aging in older people, study shows

While the data continues to pour in on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiac health, the lack of ...
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Deadly Ebola virus could be used against glioblastoma and other relentless brain tumors

Glioblastomas, in particular, are relentless and hard to treat. And while the world has its attention fixated on coronavirus, researchers ...
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Gene therapy offers hope for untreatable CTE brain disorder

[Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College] published a new study (“Anti-Phospho-Tau Gene Therapy for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy”) in Human Gene Therapy that ...
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‘Chicken or the egg’? We need to rethink our understanding of Alzheimer’s progression, study suggests

To the non-scientist, the argument of what came first, the chicken or the egg may seem a bit esoteric. Yet ...
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Metabolism, environment, lifestyle are better than genetics at predicting disease risk, study says

Many diseases have been associated with common gene mutations, or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). But how well do SNPs or ...
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Viewpoint: We need ‘public buy-in’ before moving forward on human gene editing

In response to [China's controversial CRISPR babies], the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the Chinese Academies of ...
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Are you at greater risk for macular degeneration if you eat a lot of fried foods and processed meat?

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains, and high-fat dairy were three ...
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Deadly antibiotic resistance could be countered by gene drives

Where a gene drive that cuts and destroys plasmids may fail, a gene drive that cuts, pastes, and copies plasmids ...
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New CRISPR tool pinpoints potentially harmful off-target edits more efficiently

With the first CRISPR gene editing therapies now in clinical trials there is an increased urgency to be able to ...
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Can we ‘program’ people through epigenetics to enjoy exercise?

Some people wake early every morning to run, bike, swim, or lift. For others, finding the motivation to work out ...
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Autism, ADHD linked to mutations in the same genes in new study

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both known to be heritable, but the details of ...
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Feel foggy when sick? Mental sluggishness linked to inflammation

Researchers at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam say they ...
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Drug cocktail shows promise against pancreatic cancer, highlighting potential of combined treatments

Researchers led by a team at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a combination of two already approved ...
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Sleep disturbances may make you susceptible to anxiety disorders

Studies in healthy human volunteers have shown how a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by 30%. In some participants ...
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Ancient Rome was genetic crossroads for many European lineages, DNA analysis suggests

Ancient Rome was the capital city of an empire that encompassed some 70 million inhabitants. An international research team now ...