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8 Trends Reshaping Biotechnology

8 Trends Reshaping Biotechnology

Advances in technology are rapidly improving the range of available biotechnological tools and applications. Interfacial opportunities, such as those combining biomedical improvements with aspects of engineering, computing and innovative biomaterials are at the forefront of these enhancements.

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Gene Drives

Gene Drives

Gene drives could benefit human health by altering populations that currently spread diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and Lyme so that they can no longer transmit the disease to humans.

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Ideology is Holding Back Aging Research

Ideology is Holding Back Aging Research

Until recently, research in aging medicine has been Balkanized into study of atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and various smaller projects to study the diseases that affect older people.

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Programmed Death, H. pylori, and the Legacy of George Williams

Programmed Death, H. pylori, and the Legacy of George Williams

Last month, an NYU Med School doc published an article saying that our gut bacteria might be evolved to promote our digestion when we’re young, but kill us when we’re old.  This sounds like evolutionarily programmed death–just the kind of thesis that I have been promoting for 18 years.  The article was picked up by Scientific American, Psychology Today, Science News, and Eurekalart of the AAAS.  Why am I not cheering...

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