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A new gene-editing technique repairs heart attack damage in mice

A new gene-editing technique repairs heart attack damage in mice

Gene editing, the technique called CRISPRused to correct defects in genetic diseases, extends its field of action and, according to a study published in the journal “Science”, is capable of modifying a key protein in the hearts of mice that have suffered a heart attack. According to researchers from the University of Texas (USA), the …

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Successful trial of an artificial pancreas for patients with type 2 diabetes

Successful trial of an artificial pancreas for patients with type 2 diabetes

An artificial pancreas, formed by an algorithm-driven device, for people with type 2 diabetes doubled the time spent in a target glucose range and halved the time at high levels, compared to standard treatment. Some 415 million people suffer from type 2 diabetes in the world, which represents an annual health expenditure of 760,000 million …

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