Biology & Medicine
5th September 2019
Samsung predicts life in the year 2069
Six of Britain's leading academics and futurists have collaborated to create a vision of the future in 50 years' time.
4th September 2019
Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
Scientists have used CRISPR to switch off a fat storage gene in mice, resulting in a 20% weight loss and improved insulin resistance.
3rd September 2019
Scientists regrow tooth enamel
Scientists in China report a way of regrowing the complex structure of tooth enamel, using calcium phosphate ion clusters as a precursor layer.
31st August 2019
Funding boost for longevity company
Juvenescence, which aims to extend human lifespans to 150, has raised $100 million in its latest funding round.
12th August 2019
Scientists create "cyborg organoids" to monitor cell development
Researchers at Harvard report the creation of "cyborg organoids", which consist of 3D organoids grown from stem cells, with embedded sensors to measure activity in the developmental process.
3rd August 2019
A step closer to 3D printed human hearts
A new, first-of-its-kind technique enables 3D bioprinting of tissue scaffolds made from collagen, the major structural protein in the human body.
21st July 2019
Elon Musk plans brain–machine interface to upgrade humans
This week, Elon Musk's company Neuralink applied to U.S. regulators to begin trials of a new brain enhancement technology, which could be tested on human volunteers from 2020.
11th July 2019
Two new antibiotics are effective against resistance
The discovery of a new molecule and subsequent creation of two entirely new antibiotics could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
8th July 2019
Veritas Genetics cuts price of whole genome sequencing by 40% to $600
Veritas Genetics made headlines in 2016 by breaking the $1,000 barrier for whole genome sequencing. Now, the company is set to disrupt the genetic testing industry once again.
5th July 2019
Breakthrough achieved with non-invasive brain-computer interface
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated the first non-invasive, mind-controlled robotic arm with smooth and continuous control.
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