November 22, 2022

Groundbreaking CRISPR Treatment for Blindness Only Works for Subset of Patients

(Science) – After some early but cautious optimism, a company is shelving its pioneering gene-editing treatment for a rare inherited blindness disorder. Editas Medicine announced today the trial trying to use the gene editor CRISPR to treat Leber congenital amaurosis … Read More

November 8, 2022

Brain Implants that Translate Paralyzed Patients’ Thoughts into Speech Creep Closer to Reality

(STAT News) – In a landmark study published last year, Chang and his colleagues reported that the neuroprosthesis enabled Pancho (a nickname, to protect the patient’s privacy) to type words on a screen by attempting to speak them. The algorithm … Read More

October 20, 2022

As Links to MS Deepen, Researchers Accelerate Efforts to Develop an Epstein-Barr Vaccine

(Kaiser Health News) – Although childhood Epstein-Barr infections are typically mild, exposure in teens and young adults can lead to infectious mononucleosis, a weeks-long illness that sickens 125,000 Americans a year, causing sore throats, swollen glands, and extreme fatigue. And … Read More