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Gene Therapy for Common Blood Disorders

In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders, researchers have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of fetal hemoglobin.

The research solves a 50-year-old mystery about how these mutations — which are naturally carried by a small percentage of people — operate and alter the expression of human genes. The study, by an international team led by UNSW scientist Professor Merlin Crossley, is published in the journal Nature Genetics.

The Myth of the Untraceable Poison

The news of the apparent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia produced a lot of speculation over what might have made two people very ill so suddenly. All sorts of wild theories can emerge in situations like this where so little information is known for certain.

People Choose The Wrong Drugs For Their Seasonal Sniffles

In a new study, researchers evaluate that people suffering from hay fever often choose the wrong medication for their seasonal sniffles. With flowers, trees, and grasses springing back to life, folks with allergies will start to complain of sneezing, runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They found that few are allergy aisle of their nearest drug store without advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

A Review on Nanotechnology Applications in Orthopedics

The study is conducted to provide orthopedic surgeons and musculoskeletal researchers with knowledge regarding the current impact and future potential of nanotechnology and also to identify nanotechnology studies with ongoing clinical trials in each respective section