New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time

Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells. 

Transfusions of Lab-Grown Blood Cells

UK scientists have begun the first clinical trial of lab-grown red blood cells, with the hope that they survive longer in volunteers than donated blood cells.

Scientists create the world's first 'synthetic' embryos

A team of stem cell researchers in Israel was able to create the world’s first synthetic embryos from mice stem cells, a scientific feat that could hold the key to ending animal testing in medical research and offer new solutions to healing people.

First Patient Injected With Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus

An experimental cancer-killing virus has been administered to a human patient for the first time, with hopes the testing will ultimately reveal evidence of a new means of successfully fighting cancer tumors in people.

Rapid DNA Sequencing Tech Breaks the Speed Record

In just 7 hours, 18 minutes, US researchers went from collecting a blood sample to offering a disease diagnosis. This is the result of ultra-rapid DNA sequencing technology paired with massive cloud storage and computing.

World-First Novel Drug Delivery System Developed

Australian researchers developed: the world’s first metal-organic framework (MOF) antibody-drug delivery system that has the potential to fast-track potent new therapies for cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

New Synthetic Tooth Enamel Is Harder and Stronger Than Real

The artificial tooth enamel (ATE) was produced using AIP-coated hydroxyapatite nanowires. This allowed the engineered structures to have an atomic, nanoscale, and microscale organization like natural enamel.

Breakthrough To Enable People With Paralysis To Walk Again

For the first time in the world, Israeli researchers have engineered 3D human spinal cord tissues and implanted them in lab model with long-term chronic paralysis.  

Singapore researchers develop world's first smart bandage

The scientists, in collaboration with Singapore General Hospital, created VeCare, a bandage with a wearable sensor that can conduct real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds via an app.

Second HIV Patient Naturally Achieved "Sterilizing Cure of Infection"

A 30-year-old woman from the city of Esperanza, Argentina - the so-called Esperanza Patient - appears to be the second person whose immune system cleared the HIV-1 virus without antiretroviral therapy.

Scientists identify human genes that fight COVID-19

The genes in question are related to interferons, the body's frontline virus fighters. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity.

Woman receives first-ever human trachea transplant

The life-changing surgery took place in January as was a success. The surgery took about 18 hours and about 50 specialists, including surgeons, nurses anesthesiologists, airway specialists and residents.

Human Brains and Computers Connect Wirelessly for First Time

Another baby step toward melding mind and machine - a team of researchers has helped people with paralysis to send full-spectrum brain signals to computers wirelessly for the first time ever.

Mindfulness meditation improves life after a heart attack

An eight-week programme of mindfulness meditation improves quality of life and reduces fear of activity in heart attack patients, according to a recent research. 

Mental health Can Truly Impact A Person's Health

A person's mind, heart and body are all interconnected and interdependent in what can be termed 'the mind-heart-body-connection. Positive psychological attributes lead to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.