Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Pharma & Life Sciences

The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world’s first genome-edited twins. He did this, ostensibly, to provide resistance to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Prof. He, reportedly working with former Rice University supervisor...
Winter is well and truly on its way. For many, this conjures up images of log fires, mistletoe and festive feasts. But it can also mean cold, damp mornings, short hours of daylight and the dreaded cold and flu...
Though nanotechnology is portrayed as a fairly recent human invention, nature is actually full of nanoscopic architectures. They underpin the essential functions of a variety of life forms, from bacteria to berries, wasps to whales. In fact, tactful use of the...
The new species will be result of gene-editing and would end human civilization. Days after the publication of his last paper Stephen Hawking is back in limelight. The newest is an essay by him published in Sunday Times from his...
With increase in antibiotic resistance in disease causing bacteria it is increasingly becoming difficult to combat infections. Consequently alternate treatment like phage therapy may gain back its lost importance. Like any other organisms cell gets infected by bacteria, bacterial cells can be also attacked by carefully selected specific virus called bacteriophages (phage shortly). These phages act by killing bacteria by incorporating them in their lifecycle.
Gene-editing technology used to fit entire genome of yeast on a single large chromosome. The new finding can help in studying fundamental concepts in chromosome biology, including replication, recombination and segregation. CRISPR technology may even pave a way for developing completely human-made species in future.
Scientists have been working around the clock in order to unveil the secrets of life. These efforts are being made in an attempt to slow down the natural aging process of human bodies. The experimental combination of new drugs...
Oh well... Artificial Intelligence has been one of the hottest technologies available today. When it comes to predictions AI has been immensely helpful. Now you can add another feather to its cap. AI can now use health data record of...
Stem cell therapy has gained lots of popularity in recent times. It involves use of stem cells (mostly from bone marrow and umbilical cord) for treatment of more than 80 disorders. Stem cell therapy has also been found efficient...
CRISPR also called CRISPR/ Cas9 that is Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/ CRISPR associated protein9. CRISPR technology was adapted from the natural defence mechanisms of bacteria that detect and destroy DNA of foreign invader (virus) attacking it. Due...

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