Sir Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996, dies

Sir Ian Wilmut, who led the team that cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996, has died at the age of 79. This was announced by the University of Edinburgh, where the scientist worked as a professor until his retirement, writes Engadget. Dolly became the first mammal to be cloned from ... Read more

AI brain implants can give voice to people who cannot speak

Two research teams from California have developed brain implants that can give voice to people who are unable to speak. The results of their work were published in the journal Nature. The development was reported by The Financial Times. These groups work at the University of California and Stanford University. ... Read more

Australian scientists find that human parasites can prevent type 2 diabetes

In humans, hookworm parasites can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. These conclusions were reached by scientists at James Cook University (JCU) in Australia, writes Slashdot. The corresponding human study lasted for two years. It involved 40 participants aged 27 to 50 with early signs of metabolic disease. ... Read more

An experimental Alzheimer’s vaccine has been developed in Japan

Japanese scientists may be on the cusp of an important breakthrough – the creation of a vaccine that could slow or delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, writes Gizmodo. In particular, scientists from Juntendo University are working on its creation. The goal of the vaccine is to teach the immune ... Read more

Medical chatbot Med-PaLM 2 from Google is already being tested in hospitals

Medical artificial intelligence tool Med-PaLM 2 from Google has been undergoing tests since April, including at the Mayo Clinic research hospital, writes The Wall Street Journal. Med-PaLM 2 is intended for answering questions on medical topics. It is a variant of PaLM 2, which was announced at the Google I/O ... Read more

Laser vision correction experience: let science work for you

It has already been two months since my laser vision correction, and so much information was found and read before it that I decided to systematize it a little and supplement it with my own experience. Especially since this experience is double in our family because two years ago my ... Read more

Daily pill reduces risk of dying from lung cancer by 51%, study finds

Taking a single daily pill reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer by 51%. The effectiveness of such treatment after surgery was confirmed by a late-stage study led by Yale University, writes The Guardian. Their results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ... Read more

A gene mutation protected a man from Alzheimer’s disease for 27 years

A gene mutation protected a man who would have developed Alzheimer’s disease in his 40s. The New York Times writes about the unexpected discovery with reference to a study in the journal Nature Medicine. At first it seemed that the patient could not avoid the disease at this age. A ... Read more

Researchers are working on seamless 3D skin grafts for burn patients

The science of skin grafting has come a long way from the days when the skin was scraped from one part of a patient’s body and sewn to another to cover a burn or injury. Today, grafts are commonly bioprinted, using the patient’s cultured cells to trigger the growth process, ... Read more

Artificial intelligence has developed proteins that kill bacteria

Artificial intelligence designed antimicrobial proteins that were later tested in real life and shown to work. This approach can be used to create new drugs. Proteins consist of chains of amino acids. The sequence of these acids determines the shape and function of the protein. Ali Madani of Profluent, a ... Read more

The Wandercraft exoskeleton will help stroke patients with rehabilitation

In the US, stroke patients will soon be able to take advantage of advanced robotics in their recovery. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved French company Wandercraft’s Atalante X exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation. The machine can help with intensive gait training, especially for people with limited upper ... Read more

Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 disappear in people who had a mild infection – results of a large-scale study

A study conducted by a group of scientists in Israel provides encouraging news: most symptoms associated with long-term Covid can disappear over time in those who initially had a mild case of COVID-19. The study found that within a few months of infection, people with a mild form of the ... Read more

Astronauts will print part of a human knee on a 3D printer in space

Bioprinted body parts could prove vital to future treatments, and scientists are doing everything possible to test it. NASA, Redwire, and the US Armed Forces Medical University Biotechnology Center (4DBio3) are sending a new 3D printer to the International Space Station, the 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF), to bioprint a human ... Read more

Andriy Danylko (Verka Serduchka) is selling Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce at Sotheby’s. All the money will be used for the rehabilitation of the Ukrainian military

Artist Andriy Danylko, better known as Verka Serdyuchka, decided to donate the entire amount from the sale of the legendary 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow car, which once belonged to the leader of the rock band Queen Freddie Mercury, for the construction of a rehabilitation center Superhumans in Ukraine. On November ... Read more

Thanks to AI, it will be possible to predict the risk of cardiovascular diseases by scanning the retina of the eye

New study, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, opens the way to the development of rapid and inexpensive cardiovascular screenings, if its results are confirmed in future clinical trials. These screenings will allow people to learn about their risk of stroke and heart attack without the need for blood ... Read more

China has approved a needle-free, inhaled version of the COVID-19 vaccine

China has become the first country to approve a needle-free vaccine against COVID-19. It was manufactured by CanSino Biologics Inc., located in Tianjin. The approval sent the maker’s shares up 14.5% early Monday in Hong Kong, reports Bloomberg. China’s National Medical Products Administration has approved CanSino’s Ad5-nCoV for emergency use ... Read more

Electric current passed through the brain improved memory in the elderly

Memory deterioration or loss in the elderly can be a serious problem. About 8% of people in the US suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An even greater percentage is found with lesser manifestations of this phenomenon. In the search for easy and quick ways to improve memory in older ... Read more

In the USA, the most expensive medicine worth $2.8 million was approved. It will treat beta-thalassemia

Medicine against SMA is no longer the most expensive in the world. Their record was broken by gene therapy Zynteglo worth $2.8 million. August 17 FDA approved gene therapy from of the Bluebird Bio company, intended for the treatment of a rare disorder – beta-thalassemia, which causes a decrease in ... Read more

Scientists have changed the blood type of kidneys for transplantation: this increases the chances of patients with rare blood types to live

Cambridge University researchers successfully changed the blood type of three donor kidneys. The discovery could significantly improve the chances of patients with rare blood types waiting for a transplant, reports The Guardian. To change the blood type, scientists connected the kidney to a normothermic perfusion machine, which pumps oxygenated blood ... Read more

Scientists have revived the cells of the organs of dead pigs. This may help in organ transplantation

Medicine is far from overcoming death, but scientists are looking for ways to delay damage to dying and damaged organs. Yale University researchers were able to revive cells from pig organs that had been dead for over an hour. The animals’ hearts began to beat, and their bodies did not ... Read more

DeepMind’s artificial intelligence predicted the 3D structures of the “entire protein universe”

Protein structures began to be discovered in the middle of the last century, but for more than 50 years, mankind has not made significant progress in this area. In 1957, biochemist John Kendrew first determined the structure of the protein myoglobin, which helps oxygenate muscles. No matter how groundbreaking the ... Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic started in a market in Wuhan: new research findings

The starting point of the COVID-19 pandemic was the Wuhan seafood market, where mammals were also sold. That’s the conclusion of two new studies published Tuesday in the journal Science, reports CNN. The research used two different approaches in the work. In one, scientists used mapping and social media reporting ... Read more

Genetically modified pig hearts were transplanted into the bodies of dead people to research the technology

Two genetically modified pig hearts were transplanted into the bodies of recently deceased people connected to ventilators. The bodies were brain dead, but retained some functionality, which allowed scientists to assess the success of the operation. New York University team announced the transplant. The only thing that distinguished the operation ... Read more

Researchers have reversed ageing in human skin cells by 30 years. This will help fight age-related illlnesses

Researchers from Cambridge rejuvenated the skin cells of a 53-year-old woman so that they became similar to the cells of a 23-year-old. Scientists believe that this way you can rejuvenate other body tissues. As a result, they seek to develop treatments for age-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and ... Read more

Scientists have created bacteria that protect the gut from the side effects of antibiotics

Researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a “living cellular therapeutic agent” that promises to protect the body from the side effects of antibiotics. It reduces the harmful effects of drugs on the patient’s intestines. Scientists described in an article published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. As Science ... Read more