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Artificial enzymes programmed to destroy SARS-CoV-2

Cambridge scientists have used synthetic biology to create artificial enzymes programmed to target the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2 and destroy the virus.

Genes identified to potentially diagnose Lyme disease

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease.

How stealthy HIV evades drugs and immunity

An immune response that likely evolved to help fight infections appears to be the mechanism that drives human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) into a latent state, researchers at Duke Health in the US report.

Tech news: December 2022

This month's top tech news stories

Bone marrow organoids

Scientists from the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham have made the first bone marrow “organoids” that capture the key features of human bone marrow.

Novel device to measure nerve activity

A research team has developed a novel device for non-invasively measuring cervical nerve activity in humans.

Data-driven learning health systems

Researchers are calling on policymakers to support the use of data-driven learning health systems to deliver a step change in the NHS’s ability to improve patient care.  

Skin susceptibility to diseases

Research from UC Davis Health explores how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Cell-free DNA cancer detection

A US-led research team has reported successful results from an experimental cell-free DNA (cfDNA) cancer-detection system that is claimed to be cost effective.

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