Cause of Multiple Miscarriages Identified

The cause of miscarriages has stumped scientists for decades. It seems to ‘just happen’, particularly in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. As many as one in five women will suffer miscarriage at some point in their lives, but a further one in one hundred women will suffer from multiple miscarriages (i.e. 3 or more). Despite…

Groundbreaking Treatment Harnesses Immune System to Treat Cancer

A potentially world-changing treatment for cancer has been discovered by scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. Oncologist Stanley Riddell has announced that his team has developed a therapy targeting the immune system may be able to cure over 90% of leukemia cases. The treatment involves genetically modifying T-Cells – immune cells which hunt down and destroy…

British Scientists First to Genetically Modify Embryos

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made history this week by approving an application to begin gene-editing on human embryos. Dr Kathy Niakan, of the Francis Crick Institute in London, applied for approval in order to understand the processes behind unexplained miscarriages and infertility. Although similar research has been undertaken previously in China to correct a…

Robotic Arm Helps Paralysed Man to Feel Again

John Hopkins University may have created life-changing technology which can help paralysed people to feel again. In a press release from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, it was explained that a 28 year old man who had been paralysed for over a decade following a spinal-cord injury was given the opportunity to test what is being…