5 Big Life Science Stories
From CRISPR based gene editing to launch of first malaria vaccine in Malawa, Biotech Times has covered the most important news across the world. Here are the trending top 5 Life Science stories from Biotech Times, which caught the attention of most of the readers.
One of the most crucial steps taken by Govt of Malawi, by the launch of RTS, S the only vaccine till date which showcased significant impact on malaria infection.
There is no vaccine existing to curb the HCV infection causing liver cancer or cirrhosis. The reason is HCV infects only certain species such as Humans & Chimpanzees. However, the discovery of protein (Cyclophilin A) helping viral replication paves way for making animal models to produce a vaccine against the virus.
Therapies for Alzheimer’s were not promising until now, as it can be detected only when the plaques have formed in the brain. The effort of researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has helped to develop an approach for early-stage detection of Alzheimer’s.
While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world’s few last-resort antibiotics.
Recently the University of Pennsylvania has successfully conducted a trial on two patients suffering from multiple myeloma and sarcoma. The scientist used gene editing tool CRISPR to engineer the T cells isolated from blood with a cell surface receptor commonly found in cancer.
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