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The Future of Genetic Editing

The Future of Genetic Editing

Can the future of genetic editing be summed up in one word? Yes: CRISPR. An acronym for “clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats,” CRISPR is a biological system for altering DNA that is easier, more cost-effective, and quicker than older genetic engineering methods.   Co-discovered in 2012 by Molecular biologist Professor Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle […]

Martin Tindall- do you need regular cancer screenings?

Do You Need Regular Cancer Screenings?

Part of aging is taking care of your mental and physical health. A small, but significant way to stay in good health, is to visit your primary care doctor for a physical once a year. Depending on your age and family history, it might be time for you to have one or more types of […]

Martin Tindall- Everyday Tips to Stress Less

Everyday Tips to Stress Less

One of the deadliest killers in America is silent and ubiquitous, and not the obvious suspect: stress. Stress, to a certain extent, is inevitable. Everyone experiences stressors in their day-to-day lives. However, high levels of stress over extended periods of time are cause for concern. According to a 2015 survey from the American Psychological Association […]

Martin Tindall- Too Good to Be True?

Too Good to be True?

Scientists Introduce a Skin-Protecting Tanning Drug Remember childhoods spent on the beach when your parents wouldn’t let you go in the water until you slathered yourself in greasy sunscreen? If you’re smart, that lesson was ingrained in your mind, and you continue to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Most people […]

Martin Tindall: Medical Devices Not Immune to Ransomware Attacks

Medical Devices Not Immune to Ransomeware Attacks

The recent attacks from WannaCry–the virus that attacked hospital computer systems throughout England, reducing hospital effectiveness and damaging hospital medical devices such as MRI, PET, and CT scanners–have turned attention to what else might be vulnerable to such cyber terrorism attacks. There is increasing concern that hackers might next target personal medical devices, such as […]

Martin Tindall: Keeping an Eye on Science

Keeping an Eye on Science: Developments in Retinal Research

The human eye is an amazing organ: the retina contains millions of light-sensitive photoreceptors that register light particles (photons) funneled in from the cornea and the pupil. The photoreceptors convert the light into electrical signals that travel to the brain via the central nervous system. All the parts of the eye work together much like […]

Martin Tindall- Stem Cells Show Potential for Treating Autism

Stem Cells Show Potential for Treating Autism

New research finding that stem cells could be used as a potential treatment for autism comes just in time for April, which is autism awareness month. Autism, also called autism spectrum disorder because it refers to a broad range of conditions affecting mental perception and behavior, is characterized by difficulties with social skills, repetitive behavior, […]

Martin Tindall- clash of biotech and Trump's immigration ban

The Clash of Biotechnology and Trump’s Immigration Ban

A hot topic in the press right now is President Trump’s immigration ban. In January, President Trump signed an executive order barring immigrants from seven primarily-Muslim countries, and while the federal court put a hold on the original order, a new version temporarily (for 90 days) bans immigration and travel from six Muslim-majority countries as […]

Martin Tindall- five biotech trends to look out for in 2017

Five Biotech Trends to Look Out for in 2017

The world of biotechnology is in a state of constant evolution. It is fast, exciting, and volatile with new discoveries and advancements occurring every day. It is a field of seemingly unlimited potential and the scientists spearheading life-altering studies are often woefully under-appreciated. As the advisor of a leading disruptive healthcare solutions company, I am […]

Martin Tindall- Immunotherapy Shows Potential as Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy Shows Potential as Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy has been a hot topic of late, working its way into the media and even appearing in a Super Bowl commercial. Essentially, immunotherapy uses the body’s own immune system to build up its natural defenses to diseases. Most people are already familiar with antimicrobial immunotherapy (vaccinations) and how immunotherapy is used to treat allergies, […]

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