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Crispr Enhanced for RNA Editing

Feng Zhang

Researchers expanded the ability of the genetic editing technique known as Crispr to alter the make-up of RNA, adding more ways to treat diseases. . . . → Read More: Crispr Enhanced for RNA Editing

Gut Microbe Linked to Longer Exercise Endurance

2014 Boston Marathon

An analysis of gut microbes from elite athletes identified a particular bacterial strain, which in tests with lab mice boosted their exercise endurance. . . . → Read More: Gut Microbe Linked to Longer Exercise Endurance

CBD Shown Effective Against Staph, Strep Bacteria

MRSA bacteria

Tests of synthetic cannabidiol, or CBD, show the compound is as effective as current antibiotics against a class of microbes that includes Staphyloccocus and Streptococcus bacteria. . . . → Read More: CBD Shown Effective Against Staph, Strep Bacteria

Chip Device Tests for Cancer Drug Efficacy, Toxicity

A configurable chip device simulating several human organs is shown in lab tests to simultaneously test cancer drugs for both their efficacy and toxicity. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Tests for Cancer Drug Efficacy, Toxicity

Laser Treatments Developed for Age-Related Vision Loss

Laser treatments for AMD

Researchers in Finland are designing techniques using temperature-controlled lasers to treat a common form of vision loss associated with aging. . . . → Read More: Laser Treatments Developed for Age-Related Vision Loss

Foundation Supports Muscular Dystrophy RNA Therapy

Nerve cells illustration

A university spin-off company is receiving a foundation grant to advance its Crispr technology targeting RNA to treat a form of muscular dystrophy. . . . → Read More: Foundation Supports Muscular Dystrophy RNA Therapy

Antibiotics Synthesized from Scorpion Venom

Biochemistry labs in the U.S. and Mexico isolated and synthesized key compounds from scorpion venom that kills bacteria resistant to antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Antibiotics Synthesized from Scorpion Venom

Repurposing an Anti-Inflammatory Drug to Treat a Life-Threatening Disease

Schistosome worm

Researchers successfully identified a common drug compound, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, that is active against all growing stages of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis. . . . → Read More: Repurposing an Anti-Inflammatory Drug to Treat a Life-Threatening Disease

Gut Microbe Links to Autism Revealed

Microbiome graphic

Lab mice with bacteria transplanted from human intestines show signs that autism behaviors may result from the state of their gut microbes. . . . → Read More: Gut Microbe Links to Autism Revealed

Synthetic Cannabidiol Shown to Reduce Seizures

Epilepsy graphic

A synthetic form of cannabidiol, or CBD, a derivative of cannabis, is shown in tests with lab rats to reduce the occurrence of seizures from epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Cannabidiol Shown to Reduce Seizures