LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, a one-of-a-kind baby rhesus macaque was born! This macaque was created using sperm from tissue harvested from her father’s testicles when he was young, and then grafted onto his body as an adult. Researchers believe this may one day be used to restore fertility in males who have received damaging [...]

By |2019-03-26T22:44:46+00:00March 26th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, last week’s fatal plane crash has raised questions about airplane automation. And, scientists are endorsing students from around the world who are walking out of school to pressure governments to take action combating climate change. Finally, leading scientists are calling for a global moratorium on editing human genes that can [...]

By |2019-03-20T01:35:48+00:00March 19th, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, Japan’s health ministry has approved the first ever trial of ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to treat spinal-cord injuries in humans. It has been three months following the birth of twin girls with CRISPR-edited genomes. Read more about what we know and what we still have yet to determine. Lastly, if you’ve [...]

By |2019-02-27T07:58:38+00:00February 27th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, scientists have successfully reprogrammed pancreatic cells that do not usually produce insulin to do so, effectively reducing blood sugar levels in mice and raising hope for diabetics. And, following a long U.S. government shutdown, Congress has approved a new budget deal that will see the biggest FDA funding increase [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:40:33+00:00February 19th, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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Today, in our weekly LSCDS feature #ScienceNews,  we would like to highlight this editorial on ‘Right To Shop’ Legislation in Utah that permits purchasing a 90-day supply of a prescription across the boarder:  “Americans cross border into Mexico to buy insulin at a fraction of U.S. cost”. In industry, the spotlight is on Sanofi as the momentum seems to have returned [...]

By |2019-02-13T11:18:00+00:00February 13th, 2019|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the plot thickens for Huawei as top US universities now ban research funding from the Chinese telecommunications firm. On a brighter note, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center successfully constructed an 'atlas' of HIV mutations to provide insights into improved vaccine design. Finally, maybe you're feeling a bit of [...]

By |2019-02-06T03:09:32+00:00February 6th, 2019|Pailin Chiaranunt, Personal Stories, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, scientists have cloned a gene-edited monkey. The disabled gene is crucial to the sleep-wake cycle and might lead to populations of genetically identical primates that could be used for future biomedical research. Researchers have suggested that microbial infections may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings linking poor oral [...]

By |2019-01-29T21:29:19+00:00January 29th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, as the U.S government shutdown enters its fifth week, researchers and institutions like NASA are scrambling. Read about the mounting tolls of the shutdown on science here. And, smart watches are for more than just step-counting! Apple and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up to see if the latest [...]

By |2019-01-23T08:11:23+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, in our weekly LSCDS feature #ScienceNews,  we would like to cover this editorial from FiercePharma: “No means no: Global pharma group bans any and all gifts to doctors”. In industry, the spotlight is on Pfizer as the New York pharma giant eyes a controversial buyout deal of the cardiovascular player Amarin. Lastly, a victorious win in the [...]

By |2019-01-16T11:58:52+00:00January 16th, 2019|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments