Tag Archives: Used

Another team has used ‘jumping genes’ to upgrade CRISPR gene editing

Current techniques are based on the CRISPR-Cas9 complexCARLOS CLARIVAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Michael Le Page CRISPR genome editing technology is revolutionising biology, but it could soon become even powerful. Two teams have developed new variants of the method based on “jumping genes” that might make it much easier to add pieces of DNA to cells.… Read More »

3D-printed replica heads are being used to help treat cancer patients

A 3D printed head for honing cancer treatmentsRTSafe By Donna Lu Radiotherapists are using 3D printed heads to practice cancer treatments before doing the real thing. With the approach a person undergoing radiotherapy first has a CT scan to image their brain, tumour and surrounding bone and facial structure. This is then turned into a… Read More »

8 ways smartphones are being used as medical devices

Vendors are beginning to look for ways that smartphones could enable clinicians to quickly and inexpensively gain insight into patients through imaging. For example, Butterfly Network, a rising medical imaging company, is making a pocket-sized ultrasound device that plugs into an iPhone. The medical imaging firm began selling its first product, called the iQ. Priced… Read More »