Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Convalescent plasma is latest COVID-19 therapy

Richard Beckerson will never know whether it was convalescent plasma that made the lifesaving difference—or whether it was the antiviral drug remdesivir or a combination of both.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fishing boat outbreak may offer virus immunity insight: study

Three crew of a Seattle fishing boat who were found to have antibodies able to neutralise the new coronavirus remained uninfected in an outbreak that swept through the ship, sickening most people on board, researchers have ...


Researchers grow active mini-brain-networks

Cerebral organoids are artificially grown, 3-D tissue cultures that resemble the human brain. Now, researchers from Japan report functional neural networks derived from these organoids in a study publishing June 27 in the ...

Medical research

Japan okays research using human cells in animals

Japan has given the green light to a controversial research process involving implanting animals with human stem cells that could eventually help grow human organs for transplant inside animal hosts.


Why we are not ready for genetically designed babies

The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world's first genome-edited twins. He did this, ostensibly, to provide resistance to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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