Return of gene therapy: How to make the treatment safer

At the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, viral immunologist Ying Kai Chan is trying to develop safer AAV vectors. The risks increased when researchers used larger amounts of AAV, he told the conference: “I’m a big fan of reducing the dose.” But this may require the development of […]

Blood marker identified for babies at risk of SIDS hailed as ‘breakthrough’

A newborn baby holds on a nurse’s finger at the maternity ward of the children hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan October 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – A team of Australian researchers have identified a biochemical marker in the blood that could help […]

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its immense gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope […]

Inflation surge, war cloud Fed’s interest rate trajectory

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, in Washington, U.S., March 3, 2022. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – New economic projections from the Federal Reserve this week will […]

Chronic intestinal inflammation favor colon cancer – healing practice

Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases are episodes of inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that are associated with bloody stools, diarrhea and severe impairment of the quality of life. Those affected have an increased risk of developing colon cancer. (Image: gballgiggs / stock.adobe.com) Colon cancer can develop from chronic intestinal inflammation Hundreds of thousands of people in […]

Afghan women lawyers on the run face life in limbo abroad

ATHENS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – When the Taliban seized Afghanistan, lawyer Bibi Chaman Hafizi heard the militants were going door to door, hunting for people who worked for the state, so she burned every document in her home and went into hiding. Then she fled the country. Like dozens more women working in the legal […]

Singapore to host centralised Suzuki Cup

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Singapore will be the venue for Southeast Asia’s Suzuki Cup, organisers said on Tuesday. The tournament, which features the 11 countries in the Asean region, was held on a home-and-away basis in 2018 but will be played in a centralised format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition has already been […]