Seven Days in Life

12 - 18 February 2018Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (12 - 18 February 2018)


d41586-018-01985-4_15461416USA cuts funding to major science agencies including NIH and NSF
US president makes last-minute decision to abandon proposal for major cuts to National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Energy’s science office. Find source


brain  tissueNew stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue
Researchers have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models. Find source




crispr disease detectionCRISPR has 100-fold greater sensitivity for disease detection
CRISPR-based diagnostic tool advanced, miniature paper test developed, 100-fold greater sensitivity, ability to detect multiple targets at once & other improvements provide more power for detecting genetic signatures. Find source


crisprScientists transformed cells in to data recorders
Gene-editing tool can be harnessed to give a close-up view of life's most basic processes.CRISPR–Cas9 turns DNA into a sensitive recording device that can document duration, order of events within cells & even erase & re-record information in the same genome.  Find source


180212112000_1_540x360Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to seek and destroy tumors
Study shows first applications of DNA origami for nanomedicine. Scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply. 
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