SCI-TECH >> Medicine

More than 60% of Chinese people view gene editing therapeutics favorably

On November 9, 2018, China's first public opinion poll on the therapeutic use of gene editing was released today, with a condensed English version entitled “Report on Chinese Public Attitudes on Gene Editing”. The report was conducted by the Key Laboratory of Public Opinion in Big Data Analysis and Simulation of Guangdong Province at Sun Yat-Sen University. The majority of the Chinese general public currently accepts the therapeutic use of gene editing to treat or prevent genetic disease in adults and children — and rejects non-therapeutic uses, such as increasing IQs, as applications that should be illegal.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/11/9 17:13:26

AI may help predict Alzheimer's disease 6 years before doctors

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by US researchers may be capable of detecting the early signs of Alzheimer's disease six years before doctors can make an actual diagnosis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 12:06:02

Chinese scientists discover better treatment for liver transplant rejection

Chinese scientists have potentially found a more effective solution to liver transplant rejection, which is life-threatening when it occurs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 18:28:33

Israeli researchers develop drug for leukemia

Israeli researchers have developed a new biological drug for acute myeloid leukemia with a cure rate of 50 percent on lab mice, as published Friday by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 6:49:02

Study shows drug combo can strangle tumor cells

A study published on Thursday in the journal Chem showed that a combination of existing drugs could reduce the size of cancerous tumors much more effectively than current treatments.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 11:11:41

FDA approves its first RNA-based treatment for a rare disease

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Friday for the first time a new class of drugs called small interfering RNA treatment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:04:50

New drugs may reduce heart attack risks by targeting gut microbes

American researchers designed a potential new class of drugs that may reduce cardiovascular risks by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:24:37

Chinese scientists develop tattoo-like electronic skin

Chinese scientists have developed a graphene-based tattoo-like electronic skin, which could function as a wearable electronic device to monitor health.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/5 11:57:13

New drugs put cancer into "permanent sleep": Aussie research

Australian scientists on Thursday said they have discovered a new type of drug that targets specific proteins to arrest the growth and spread of cancer, without the harmful side effects of conventional therapies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 11:20:08

Inspection team to verify substandard vaccine disposition

An inspection team was dispatched to check the disposition of substandard DPT vaccines produced by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd. Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 18:56:39