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October 19, 2020
Researchers have successfully used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to destroy Ewing's sarcoma and chronic myeloid leukemia tumor cells by targeting the fusion genes responsible for these tumors [1]. Fusion genes, a feature in many different types of cancer, arise when a mutation fuses two genes together, which typically happens when the DNA sequence between...
October 16, 2020
In his presentation at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, LEAF board member Javier Noris discussed the Longevity Impact Fund, the reasons why biotechnology funding has been lacking, the "valley of death" that must be crossed in order to fully fund early-stage research through the clinical trial process, and new ways in which venture capital can fund high-risk biotechnology ventures.
October 16, 2020
Insilico Medicine has announced a historic deal with the Taisho Pharmaceutical Company, which is based in Japan, in a partnership to identify and develop new senolytic drugs. The companies have agreed to collaborate on AI-powered drug discovery focused on identifying molecules to remove problematic senescent cells. Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells...
October 15, 2020
On this episode of Science to Save the World,'s general science show, we take a look at the effects of noise pollution and how a team of researchers is aiming to tackle noise pollution in New York City and beyond.
October 15, 2020
A new study published in Nature shows a strong link between the protein G3BP1 and the SASP, a harmful byproduct of senescent cells.
October 14, 2020
Recent research published in the scientific journal Lab on a Chip sheds light on the behavior of adipocytes, the primary cells of our fat tissue.