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UK Researchers Seek Permission to Use Human Embryo Genome Editing

Researchers have applied to Britain’s regulators to use new “genome editing” techniques on human embryos, says a statement released by the Francis Crick Institute. Genome editing techniques on human embryos are still seen as “forbidden fruit” in many countries. Once the the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) approves the application, the research project will focus on understanding the genes ... Read More »

3D-Printed Guide Helps Regrow Nerve After Injury

Nerve damage is often permanent, but a team of US researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. “This represents an important proof of concept of the 3D printing of custom nerve guides for the regeneration of complex nerve injuries,” said the study’s lead researcher Michael McAlpine, ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a way to predict with over 70 percent accuracy a patient’s response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer. Based on personal genetic analysis of their tumours, patients with the same type of cancer can have different responses to the same medication. While some patients will respond well and go into ... Read More »

Apple Explores Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Friday said that it met with Apple to discuss rules of the road regarding testing self-driving cars. “The Apple meeting was to review DMV’s autonomous vehicle regulations,” a department spokesperson told AFP in an email response to an inquiry. “DMV often meets with various companies regarding DMV operations.” Apple has not commented ... Read More »

Rare Red Dwarf Stars Could Reveal How Earth Was Formed

Astronomers have discovered a rare collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system that could give us a glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. Astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) and UNSW Canberra found large discs of dust around two of the stars, tell-tale signs of planets in the process of forming. “We think the Earth and ... Read More »

First Manned Flight of Nasa’s Orion May Be Delayed to 2023

Nasa’s Orion spaceship, which is being built to one day carry astronauts to deep space, may not launch with crew on board until 2023, the US space agency said Wednesday. The delay could set back the mission which is costing Nasa $6.77 billion (roughly Rs. 44,778 crores) nearly two years. After the latest mission review in August, Nasa has “much ... Read More »

‘Molecules’ Made of Light Possible: Researchers

Two years ago, collaborators from Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found a way to bind two photons together so that one would sit right atop the other, superimposed, as they travel. Now, theoretical physicists from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Maryland have shown that by ... Read More »

First Nasa TV Channel to Reveal Space in UHD

The US space agency has partnered with Harmonic, a worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, to launch Nasa TV UHD the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America. Nasa TV UHD video will be sourced from high-resolution images and video generated on the International Space Station (ISS) and other current Nasa missions, as well as re-mastered ... Read More »

Bosch Sees Electric, Connected Cars Opening New Markets

The rise of electric and Internet-connected cars is helping German auto supplier Bosch to win new customers as it branches into areas such as software and services, a board member told Reuters. Leasing companies, car parks and technology companies are among the markets opening up to the business, Rolf Bulander said in an interview on the eve of the Frankfurt ... Read More »

Nasa Dawn Probe Reveals Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft has shown the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres that are gleaming with mystery. The closest-yet view of Occator crater, with a resolution of 450 feet per pixel, on its surface gives scientists a deeper perspective on these very unusual features. The new up-close view reveals better-defined shapes of the brightest, central spot and features on ... Read More »