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Unwanted Gene Alterations a Possibility in CRISPR-based Strategies
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Scientists have found that #CRISPRbasedgeneediting can cause #largeDNAdeletionsandrearrangements. Such changes can interfere with the interpretation of data and could also complicate #CRISPRbasedgenetherapies. Such unwanted edits warrant more attention from the researchers.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/ethical-issues-in-genome-editing-using-crisprcas9-system-2155-9627-1000266.php?aid=70914
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Animal Testing for Predicting Toxicity might become Optional
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Researchers report that a #machinelearningtool that has been trained using large amount of #chemicalsafetydata (10,000 molecules based on nearly 800,000 animal tests) is so good at #predictingcertainkindsoftoxicity that it now rivals- and occasionally outperforms- expensive #animaltestingstudies; this draws attention to the novel #possibilitiesofbigdata in the field of #drugsafety. However, results of such predictions cannot be deemed stand-alone and need to be complemented by certain animal studies.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/will-in-vitro-tests-replace-animal-models-in-experimental-oncology-2157-7552.1000102e.php?aid=448
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Broad Institute Plans for a Huge Drug Repurposing Hub
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A new resource curated by the #BroadInstitute, USA called the #DrugRepurposingHub would provide comprehensive information pertaining to more than 4,700 #drugmolecules that might play additional roles against various other diseases such as #cancer. This includes compounds that never made it to the market, either because they were ineffective or had unforeseen adverse effects.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/drug-repurposing-for-cancer-therapy-1948-5956.1000e108.php?aid=7619
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Light Based Cochlear Implants for Restoring Hearing
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Scientists developed an #opticalcochlearimplant that utilizes light for the precise spatio-temporal stimulation of the auditory nerve in hearing-impaired adult gerbils. The optical implant was able to stimulate the #auditorypathway and #restoredauditorydrivenbehavior in these gerbils.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/peer-reviewed/the-kaleidoscope-of-the-operative-solutions-for-hearing-restoration-in-charge-syndrome-a-critical-review-90556.html
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A Shield for the HIV Virus
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Using a new #singlemoleculemicroscopytechnique scientists have found that HIV incorporates #inositolhexakisphosphate from the host cell to #strengthenitscapsid. Therefore, the host inadvertently provides the ammunition to the virus for locking down its protective shell and keeping its genetic material safe until it is released within the host nucleus.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/archive-hiv-current-research.php
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Mental Stress is the Precursor to the Deteriorated Physical and Mental Health
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Don’t take too much stress as it affects your health is the general remark for ages in the families. How far it is correct? When explored among 2024 individuals aged 16-99 years, increased #mentalstress is closely associated with lower positive feeling and high negative perception on one’s own health; this would result in high morbidity rates. While negative feeling increases in male over the years, female are under undue mental stress than male. Increased negative feeling is lowering health self-rates. This is associated with worsening memory and several #healthrisks in both the genders.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/life-span-changes-in-affectivity-and-influence-of-gender-health-selfrate-morbidity-memory-and-mental-stress-2378-5756-1000446-100605.html
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Drinkable Biosensors for Cancer
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Imagine #trackingcancerinrealtime, simply by drinking a solution containing millions of #tinyelectronicbiosensors. Once the biosensors have been ingested, they would advance towards the #canceroustissue and send out a continuous flow of data via #telemetry. Such technology is now possible thanks to a technique based on #CMOSbodydust. Scientists believe that these sensors can be easily eliminated from the body, either when the #tumor is eliminated/removed, or through the urine or stool, in the absence of #diseasedtissue.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/recent-advances-in-biosensors-and-biosensing-protocols-2155-6210.1000e112.php?aid=7617
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Modified Polio Vaccine for Treating Brain Cancer
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A study has revealed that nearly 21 percent of the patients suffering from #advancedbraincancer were alive after three years of being treated with a #modifiedpoliovaccine, whereas only 4 percent of the patients who had received #standardtherapies were alive at this time point. This vaccine is directly infused into the #braintumor through a catheter, and works by triggering the #immunesystem to target the tumor cells.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/oncolytic-viral-therapy-of-glioblastoma-will-this-soon-become-a-reality-2167-7700-1000e131.php?aid=82784
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Artificial Nerves to Allow Prostheses to Feel
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Prosthetics might soon enter a new era as researchers are developing techniques to #incorporatetactilesensesintoprostheses. Towards this, a new type of #artificialnerve that can #perceivetouch, #processinformation, and #communicatewithothernerves very much like the natural nerves has been created. Touch is just the first frontier, future versions could include prostheses that could sense texture, pressure, and temperature, to name just a few.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/assessment-of-nerve-regeneration-through-a-novel-microchannel-array-2329-9096-1000332.pdf
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Painless Piercing- Its Time to Learn from Mosquitoes
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It is time we learnt from #naturesdesign to create a #painlessmicroneedle for medical purposes. Scientists are trying to #learnfrommosquitoes about how to create a needle-like probe which enters our skin and draws blood without us even noticing. They are using #nanoindentation to probe the hardness and stiffness of the labrum at different places in order to come up with an ideal, pain-free needle.@ https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/safety-of-microneedles-for-transdermal-drug-delivery-2329-6887-1000e172-100666.html
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