New CRISPR Gene Editing much more Precise

A new CRISPR-Cas9 mutation could make the revolutionary gene-editing tool more precise
A new CRISPR-Cas9 mutation could make the revolutionary gene-editing tool more precise
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The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system is an extremely powerful tool, but there are still a few kinks to iron out. One of the main problems is off-target edits, which can have serious consequences. Now, researchers have found a particular mutation of the CRISPR enzyme that’s almost 100 times more precise than the most commonly used one. read more

Facts vs. Fiction Regarding Covid-19

There are plenty of scientific facts that are relatively easy to access regarding Covid-19. And not at all surprising, the science doesn’t support the hyper-politicized cesspool of misinformation promoted by those who wish only to control our behavior and movement.

Will Witt interviewed Dr. Jeff Barke about the virus – what is causing the recent “spike” in cases, the misreporting and general bad advice given to the  public – like not allowing schools to reopen.

He also discusses who is and is not all vulnerable, the myth of mask wearing, its false sense of security and how it may actually be harmful to do so.

He and Will discuss and dispel this and many other falsities in the following Prager U video. I urge everyone to encourage as many people as possible to watch this:

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Calculate Your Dog’s Age with a Epigenetic Clock

Scientists have developed a new formula for calculating the physical age of dogs
Scientists have developed a new formula for calculating the physical age of dogs

For a rough idea of a dog’s physiological age, a popular approach is to simply multiply its actual age by seven, but new research upends this piece of conventional wisdom. Scientists have developed a new molecular tool described as an “epigenetic clock,” which they say offers a more precise picture of a dog’s age in human years by drilling into the rate of molecular changes in their DNA. read more

Exercise is Good for the Eyes Too!

A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration
A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration

We know exercise is a good thing. It improves everything from cardiovascular disease to one’s cognitive health. Observational studies have also seen physical activity lessen age-related vision loss, but until now it hasn’t been clear how causal that relationship has been. New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) is offering the first experimental evidence to show how exercise can directly slow, or even prevent, macular degeneration. read more

Twenty Percent of Alzheimer’s Patients may be Misdiagnosed

Quadruple misfolded proteins, or QMP, refers to the presence of four separate kinds of toxic protein accumulations
Quadruple misfolded proteins, or QMP, refers to the presence of four separate kinds of toxic protein accumulations

Scientists are already struggling to make headway in the fight against dementia, and the discovery of a new more aggressive form of neurodegeneration that’s often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease further complicates the problem.

A new study from the University of Kentucky has described a novel form of dementia characterized by the toxic accumulation of four different proteins in the brain. The research suggests many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may be suffering from this different, and more complex, neurodegenerative condition. read more

WND Exclusive – What your doctor might not know about coronavirus

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

This is a real departure for me, as it is not my usual fight against the left or an oppressive government.

However, it’s not that far off, as it is a battle to educate the ignorant, which is what we conservatives strive to do.

And let’s face it. COVID-19 has become as big a political problem for freedom lovers as a medical issue.

This all began with my personal quest to be administered a COVID-19 serology test. I have yet to find anyone to administer the test.

As you may (or may not) know, there are two types of coronavirus tests – a virology test and a serology test. The virology test is to determine whether you currently have the SARS-CoV-2 virus. read more

Synthetic Compound may turn off Cancer Cells

A newly synthesized version of a fungal compound could be a powerful new tool against cancer
A newly synthesized version of a fungal compound could be a powerful new tool against cancer

All cells in the human body have a shelf-life, but those of the cancerous variety use some cunning trickery to outlive their expiry dates and continue spreading throughout the body. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a synthetic version of a fungal compound that could help swing things back in our favor, by reactivating a missing gene that would normally drive these sinister cells to self-destruction. read more

Video Podcast – Trump Covid Treatment Might Just Work – Left Doesn’t Care about Coronavirus

by: Brent Smith

President Trump has promoted the safe and prescribed use of hydroxychloroquine for months now and the left has mocked and derided him for. The WHO even halted a study of it due to the results of research showing that the drug not only doesn’t work but is unsafe and deadlier than first thought. But now they’ve changed their tune.

Leftist politicians have reveled in their new-found command and control authority over the public regarding the pandemic. But now, all of the sudden, they’ve found a new cause that has pushed the “killer” virus to back of the bus (so to speak).

I explore the hypocrisy of the left regarding the onset of protesters and rioters that show no regard for the left’s social distance edict. It’s like the politicians no longer care about the pandemic. read more

Smartphone Helps Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers test out a new smartphone-based diagnostic tool to detect diabetes-induced blindness
Researchers test out a new smartphone-based diagnostic tool to detect diabetes-induced blindness
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One of the disastrous effects of diabetes is the harm it can cause to the retina, with this degeneration of blood vessels in the eye now the leading cause of new blindness in working-age adults. An international team of scientists has developed technology that could pick up this so-called diabetic retinopathy in its early stages, using a standard smartphone as the basis for a low-cost diagnostic method that could greatly improve care in developing regions. read more

Another Old Treatment shows Promise Battling Covid-19

As time passes and the scientific and medical community become more aware of exactly what Covid-19 is and is capable of, more and more treatments are surfacing.

But it seems that in many cases, the treatments developed are not new and cutting edge, but have been with us for sometimes multiple decades.

And such it is with this latest therapy, convalescent plasma, which has been around much longer than has hydroxychloroquine – some 140 years.

This plasma treatment, which is basically a transfusion of plasma from a patient that has had the virus and recovered, thus developing antibodies, to a sick, sometimes critically ill patients. Thus far the results are promising with no side effects. read more