CRISPR gene editing used inside a person’s body for first time

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A team of scientists have used CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time opening a new frontier for efforts to change DNA to treat diseases. The team used the gene-editing tool on a patient at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland...

Engineer scoops major award for his life saving breathing device

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This years Commonwealth Innovation Awards has been awarded to Nitesh Kumar Jangir, an Indian engineer, who created a breathing device which prevents the deaths of newborn babies. The 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General's Innovation for Sustainable Development Award celebrates the most outstanding innovators and innovations from any of the...

Engineers create reusable EpiPen

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A team of Engineers from South African have developed a new EpiPen that works using replaceable cartridges. While the 'ZiBiPen' costs £60; the cartridges cost only £12. This is a huge reduction in cost vs the traditional one-shot EpiPen. Giancarlo Beukes and Gokul Nair, the pair behind the...