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Meet the company builders that think they can reverse ageing

Reprogramming of the cells, longevity clinics and poking the billionaires

Meet the company builders that think they can reverse ageing | Sifted

Clinical advances and ongoing trials of mRNA vaccines for cancer treatment

Clinical advances and ongoing trials of mRNA vaccines for cancer treatment - The Lancet Oncology

Immatics spotlights more early data for TCR cell therapy in solid tumors — now let's see if it lasts

Immatics spotlights more early data for TCR cell therapy in solid tumors — now let’s see if it lasts – Endpoints News (endpts.com)

Tiny delivery systems for cancer drugs

Encapsulating anticancer agents in nanoparticles can make them gentler on the rest of the body.

Tiny delivery systems for cancer drugs | Feature | Chemistry World

Panning for gold: Purifying mesencephalic dopaminergic progenitors differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells

Panning for gold: Purifying mesencephalic dopaminergic progenitors differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells: Stem Cell Reports

Ageing and multiple sclerosis

Ageing and multiple sclerosis - The Lancet Neurology

Ascidian starts up with $50M and a twist on RNA editing

Launched by venture firm ATP, the biotech plans to edit exons to treat a wide range of diseases.

Ascidian starts up with $50M and a twist on RNA editing | BioPharma Dive

Inceptor, Avectas are latest biotechs to take up solid tumor CAR-T challenge

Inceptor, Avectas are latest biotechs to take up solid tumor CAR-T challenge | Fierce Biotech

Human Brains Are Hard to Study. He Grows Useful Substitutes.

With stem cell technology and lab-grown brain organoids, Sergiu Paşca seeks the causes of autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Human Brains Are Hard to Study. Sergiu Paşca Grows Useful Substitutes. | Quanta Magazine

Human brain cells implanted in rats prompt excitement — and concern

Rat–human hybrid brains offer new ways to study human neurological disorders, but also raise ethical questions.

Human brain cells implanted in rats prompt excitement — and concern (nature.com)

Artificial intelligence and robotics -  Nature Focus

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research is new and consequently it’s expanding at a rapid rate. There are questions,

however, over whether or not AI technology is benefiting all parts of society

Artificial intelligence and robotics (nature.com)

Male Birth Control Is in Development, but Barriers Still Stand in the Way

A scientist who has been developing male birth control since the 1970s says safe, reversible and affordable options are possible

Male Birth Control Is in Development, but Barriers Still Stand in the Way - Scientific American

The Search for a Pill That Can Help Dogs—and Humans—Live Longer

People have been searching for a fountain of youth for thousands of years. Celine Halioua thinks she’s found one—for canines. Be patient, we’re next.

The Search for a Pill That Can Help Dogs—and Humans—Live Longer | WIRED

Faster brain imaging technique seems to overcome limitations of current MRI scans

Brain imaging method might overcome limitations of MRI scans - STAT (statnews.com)

Why the sci-fi dream of cryonics never died

The idea that humans could be frozen and later brought back has survived for decades. The hope is still alive and even growing today—never mind that it’s still not possible.

Why the sci-fi dream of cryonics never died | MIT Technology Review