Response to the recent report of the deaths of two children receiving high doses of a gene therapy vector (AAV8) in a Phase I trial for X-linked myotubular myopathy (MTM). The news "is a tragic reminder of how difficult it is to predict outcomes in first-in-human studies
Research out today in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture.
Stem cells have been holding great promise for regenerative medicine for years. However, one of the main limitations in the application of these therapies is the quality of the stem cells that can be generated in the laboratory. Now, a team from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has developed a new, simple and fast technology that enhances in vitro and in vivo the potential of stem cells to differentiate into adult cells.
The UN's 3rd Global eWaste Monitor reports 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced last year -- substantially more than the weight of all adults in Europe. Global e-waste has risen 21% by weight in just five years, fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life cycles, and few repair options. In 2030 the world is projected to produce about 50% more e-waste per capita compared with 2014.
Eat a slab of steak and your resident gut bacteria get to work immediately to break it down. But new research shows that a metabolic byproduct, called TMAO, produced in the process can be harmful to the lining of arteries, making them age faster.
Weekly changes in U.S. deaths from March 1 through May 30, 2020, due to any cause and deaths due to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 are investigated in this observational study.
New research from the Francis Crick Institute has found how the malaria parasite protects itself from toxic compounds in red blood cells.
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Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. UC Riverside scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it -- a finding that could save lives.
The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increase infant mortality rates. A cost-effective solution may lie in an exotic-sounding proposal. WATCH RELATED VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq2i68rekKw&feature=youtu.be