Category: Behind the Science

CRISPR Consensus?

Medical researchers have been practicing gene therapy, the transfer of DNA into the genome of a living cell as a treatment for a given disease, since the nineties. These treatments could drastically improve the quality of life of patients afflicted with diseases ranging from genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia to cancer.
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Alzheimer’s Disease and the Cerebellum’s Unlikely Partnership

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by progressive impairment of cognitive and memory functions. It is also the leading form of dementia, a syndrome that includes deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities, and primarily affects elderly people. According to the study Forecasting the global burden
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