Category: Future of Health

RESEARCHERS ANNOUNCE PROMISING CORONAVIRUS VACCINE CANDIDATE PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2020 – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists today announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through …

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A Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be the First That Outwits Nature It’s been grim news all around for COVID-19. Italy’s skyrocketing death toll has now risen above China’s. Countries are shutting borders. Massive cities in the US have ordered “shelter-in-place” to …

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Custom-Made Bones Are Being 3D Printed in a Lab Then Implanted in People Become partially android for a couple of years while your body heals itself. It may sound far-fetched, but for patients needing reconstructive surgery, this could soon be …

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How to Battle an Epidemic? Digitize Its DNA and Share It With the World A nightmarish scene was burnt into my memory nearly two decades ago: Changainjie, Beijing’s normally chaotic “fifth avenue,” desolate without a sign of life. Schools shut, …

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Why AI Will Be the Best Tool for Extending Our Longevity Dmitry Kaminskiy speaks as though he were trying to unload everything he knows about the science and economics of longevity—from senolytics research that seeks to stop aging cells from …

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How a New Smart Skin Patch Uses Vibrations to Track Your Health Wearables are so common these days we rarely give them second thought. Yet packed into FitBits and Apple Watches are multiple tiny, sensitive sensors that monitor your steps, …

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To Reinvent Healthcare, Stop Treating Patients and Start Building Communities It’s not news that healthcare costs in the US are sky-high. What might be news to some, though, is that year over year, we’re spending more money to treat illness …

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How Much Can We Delay Aging? A Gene Therapy Trial Is About to Find Out Aging is reversible. It’s still a somewhat controversial idea in humans. Yet recent attempts at delaying—or even reversing—diseases that pop up with age in animals …

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How a Centuries-Old Sculpting Method Is Helping 3D Print Organs With Blood Vessels Blood vessels are the lifeline of any organ. The dense web of channels, spread across tissues like a spider web, allow oxygen and nutrients to reach the …

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The First Evidence That Drugs Could Turn Back the Clock on Our Biological Age After decades of research, here it is: the first promising evidence in humans, albeit imperfect and early, that a cocktail of three drugs is enough to …

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