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News • Researchers improve DNA cut-and-paste technique

Increasing safety for "gene scissors" CRISPR-Cas9

A new approach on the genetic tool CRISPR-Cas9 could reduce the risk of unwanted mutation, making it safer for use in humans, Dutch researchers have found.

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News • Strand-seq

AI analysis of cancer mutations: a promising step towards new therapies

Combining single-cell data with a self-learning algorithm reveals how structural changes in chromosomes can trigger cancer. This could pave the way for personalized cancer treatments.

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News • Intensive care research

Safer ‘weaning’ of patients from ventilation to improve outcomes

A new global study involving ICUs across 50 countries recommends a systematic approach to reduce the duration of ventilation to improve risk of death.

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News • New tool against cerebral venous sinus thrombosis

Using an ultrasound ‘vortex’ to break down blood clots

Researchers have developed a new tool and technique that uses “vortex ultrasound” – a sort of ultrasonic tornado – to break down blood clots in the brain.

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News • Regeneration support

Role of lymphatic system in bone healing revealed

It was previously assumed that bones lacked lymphatic vessels.Now, new research not only locates them within bone tissue, but demonstrates their role in bone and blood cell regeneration.

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News • Championship with side effects

Football Euro: Study shows impact on Covid-19 infections

The European Football Championship in 2021 had an impact on the participating countries' coronavirus infections, a new study shows. However, the extent depended greatly on the initial situation.

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News • Promising reseach results

Using artificial DNA to kill cancer

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have used artificial DNA to target and kill cancer cells in a completely new way. The method showed promising results against various cancers in lab tests on mice.

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