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How the snail's shell got its coil

How the snail's shell got its coil

Successfully applying CRISPR gene editing technology to molluscs for the first time, researchers have now made snails with mutations in a gene called Lsdia1, which had previously been suggested - but not conclusively proven - to be involved in snail shell coiling; snails without a functional copy of Lsdia1 produce offspring with shells that coil to the left, showing that this single gene is responsible for rightwardcoiling.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2019
World's first wearable kidney is the goal

World's first wearable kidney is the goal

The artificial wearable kidney would reduce the need for hospital visits and decrease health care costs because dialysis could take place during a patient's regular routine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 15, 2019
Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

How can high school students learn about a technology as complex and abstract as CRISPR? It's simple: just add water.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2019
Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning is overtaking humans in predicting death or heart attack. Doctors use risk scores to make treatment decisions. But these scores are based on just a handful of variables and often have modest accuracy in individual patients. Through repetition and adjustment, machine learning can exploit large amounts of data and identify complex patterns that may not be evident to humans.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 10, 2019
Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

The trial focuses on a technique called vagus nerve stimulation, which involves the implantation of a device — similar to a pacemaker — placed under the skin in the chest cavity, with the combination of rehabilitation therapy sessions over the course of six weeks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 8, 2019
Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2019
Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Researchers have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on earth - the Australian box jellyfish.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2019
IDTechEx TV3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
IDTechEx TVHighlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

On 4-6 June, IDTechEx will host six half-day business intelligence forums covering the latest in stretchable and flexible electronics, biosensors, electronic skin patches, 5G and RFID.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Researchers have integrated two CRISPR-Cas9-based core processors into human cells. This represents a huge step towards creating powerful biocomputers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2019
IDTechEx TVSynthetic speech generated from brain recordings

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract - an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 26, 2019
Proofreading the book of life: Gene editing made safer

Proofreading the book of life: Gene editing made safer

Making CRISPR immunosilent is the next step towards safe clinical applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 26, 2019
A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body

A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body

Bioengineers report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. In an animal model of cardiac valve repair, the team programmed a robotic catheter to find its way along the walls of a beating, blood-filled heart to a leaky valve -- without a surgeon's guidance.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 25, 2019
Low-intensity ultrasound can change your mind

Low-intensity ultrasound can change your mind

New research in primates has shown for the first time that counterfactual thinking is causally related to a frontal part of the brain, called the anterior cingulate cortex. And scientists have proven that the process can be changed by targeting neurons (nerve cells) in this region using low-intensity ultrasound.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Life Sciences at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019

Short summary of the life sciences content presented at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 24, 2019
New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

From prosthetics and implants to dental crowns and hearing aids, 3D printers are being used to manufacture a whole host of customized medical devices for patients in need. So, why not organs, too?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 22, 2019
Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation. A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed by Brazilian and Canadian researchers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 19, 2019
Ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues

Ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues

Researchers have developed a technique to improve the characteristics of engineered tissues by using ultrasound to align living cells during the biofabrication process.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 18, 2019
World's first gene-edited lizards

World's first gene-edited lizards

A group of researchers has become the first in the world to successfully produce a genetically modified reptile—specifically, four albino lizards—using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 17, 2019
First 3D printed heart using patient's biological materials

First 3D printed heart using patient's biological materials

In a major medical breakthrough, researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2019
World's first wearable kidney is the goal

World's first wearable kidney is the goal

The artificial wearable kidney would reduce the need for hospital visits and decrease health care costs because dialysis could take place during a patient's regular routine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2019
Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack

Machine learning is overtaking humans in predicting death or heart attack. Doctors use risk scores to make treatment decisions. But these scores are based on just a handful of variables and often have modest accuracy in individual patients. Through repetition and adjustment, machine learning can exploit large amounts of data and identify complex patterns that may not be evident to humans.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 8, 2019
Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2019
IDTechEx TV3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

IDTechEx present forums on biosensors and electronic skin patches

On 4-6 June, IDTechEx will host six half-day business intelligence forums covering the latest in stretchable and flexible electronics, biosensors, electronic skin patches, 5G and RFID.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2019
IDTechEx TVSynthetic speech generated from brain recordings

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract - an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 26, 2019
A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body

A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body

Bioengineers report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. In an animal model of cardiac valve repair, the team programmed a robotic catheter to find its way along the walls of a beating, blood-filled heart to a leaky valve -- without a surgeon's guidance.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Life Sciences at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019

Short summary of the life sciences content presented at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 22, 2019
Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation. A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed by Brazilian and Canadian researchers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 18, 2019
World's first gene-edited lizards

World's first gene-edited lizards

A group of researchers has become the first in the world to successfully produce a genetically modified reptile—specifically, four albino lizards—using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 15, 2019
Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom

How can high school students learn about a technology as complex and abstract as CRISPR? It's simple: just add water.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 10, 2019
Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

The trial focuses on a technique called vagus nerve stimulation, which involves the implantation of a device — similar to a pacemaker — placed under the skin in the chest cavity, with the combination of rehabilitation therapy sessions over the course of six weeks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2019
Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

Researchers have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on earth - the Australian box jellyfish.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
IDTechEx TVHighlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 1, 2019
A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Researchers have integrated two CRISPR-Cas9-based core processors into human cells. This represents a huge step towards creating powerful biocomputers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 26, 2019
Proofreading the book of life: Gene editing made safer

Proofreading the book of life: Gene editing made safer

Making CRISPR immunosilent is the next step towards safe clinical applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 25, 2019
Low-intensity ultrasound can change your mind

Low-intensity ultrasound can change your mind

New research in primates has shown for the first time that counterfactual thinking is causally related to a frontal part of the brain, called the anterior cingulate cortex. And scientists have proven that the process can be changed by targeting neurons (nerve cells) in this region using low-intensity ultrasound.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 24, 2019
New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

From prosthetics and implants to dental crowns and hearing aids, 3D printers are being used to manufacture a whole host of customized medical devices for patients in need. So, why not organs, too?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 19, 2019
Ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues

Ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues

Researchers have developed a technique to improve the characteristics of engineered tissues by using ultrasound to align living cells during the biofabrication process.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 17, 2019
First 3D printed heart using patient's biological materials

First 3D printed heart using patient's biological materials

In a major medical breakthrough, researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.