Monthly Archives: February 2020

CRISPR Therapeutics to Present at the Goldman Sachs 12th Annual Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top Conference

ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Jan. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced that Samarth Kulkarni , Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 8)

GENE EDITING CRISPR’d Cells Show Promise in First US Human Safety TrialMegan Molteni | Wired “The highly anticipated results showed that the procedure is both safe and feasible; the CRISPR’d cells went where they were supposed to go and survived for longer than expected. They didn’t cure anyone’s cancer, but they didn’t kill anyone, either, […]

WHO cautions that transmission of the new coronavirus outside of China could increase

The World Health Organization’s director-general cautioned Saturday that transmission of the new coronavirus outside of China may increase and countries should prepare for that possibility. “It’s slow now, but it may accelerate,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference in Geneva. “So while it’s still slow there is a window of opportunity that we […]

Scientists engineer ingestible medical devices that can be degraded with light

Medical devices, in the form of ingestible capsules, have many potential applications for  treating patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, including drug delivery, health monitoring, and disease diagnosis. However, these devices usually need to be removed surgically after treatment. Scientists from the Traverso lab at MIT have been exploring the use of different materials that can […]

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 1)

COMPUTING Alphabet Has a Second Secretive Quantum Computing TeamTom Simonite | Wired “[Alphabet’s ‘moonshot’ incubator X’s] small group of quantum researchers is not building its own quantum computing hardware. The group’s leader is more interested in creating new algorithms and applications to run on quantum computers, and building software libraries that allow conventional coders to use […]

Top WHO official says it’s not too late to stop the new coronavirus outbreak

There is still reason to believe the growing coronavirus outbreak in China can be contained, a top World Health Organization official said Saturday, pointing to some evidence that the disease may not be spreading as rapidly as is feared. He also downplayed reports that people infected with the virus may be contagious before they show […]