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From gene editing to gene writing

The discovery of the DNA first and the sequencing of the human genome have created huge expectation for a future where it would be possible to radically cure/stop genetic diseases (and there are over 6,000 genetic disorders already identified). Clearly the first step is to understand what might be wrong …

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Kirigami in your gut

I guess most of you are familiar with Origami, the Japanese art-form of folding a sheet of paper to create simple up to amazingly complex shapes. Fewer are familiar with “kirigami” that brings origami e step forward by adding to the “folding” some cutting. MIT researchers got inspired by kirigami …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XLVII – Synthetic Biology 2

CRISPR-CasX The CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Cas  (CRISPR Associated Protein) system was discovered, and invented, in the last century, the first reference is found in an article in 1987. The CRISPR was discovered in bacteria: they are short DNA sequences that bacteria have inherited from viruses …

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Print your “pills”

As you grow older (I am an expert in this field!) you see an exponential increase in the number of pills your doctor wants you to swallow. It doesn’t help that as your age “improves” you are likely to become more confused and forgetful. Hence, getting at the right time …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XVII – Healthcare DX

Digital Transformation of Healthcare Until 2019, in the pre-Covid era, Healthcare was lagging behind several other sectors in terms of Digital Transformation. The music sector as well the travel sector were well ahead, and even the manufacturing sector was considered to be much more advanced than healthcare. The pandemic did …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIV – TeleHealth

Tele-Health The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of tele-health in many Countries. In the US, according to Fair Health, the usage of tele-health has increased over 4,300% between March 2019 and March 2020. Medicare and Medicaid have added over 80 services in 2020 to be delivered remotely and have set …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIII – Doctor at home

Healthcare at home At home healthcare is nothing new. As technology progresses there are more and more opportunity for continuous monitoring and remote diagnostics. I remember I started to be involved, from a Telco perspective, in telemedicine 40 years ago as we were looking for application of ISDN, an amazing …

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Sutures that heal and monitor

Sutures have been used for thousands of years by all civilisation. We have testimony of sutures using vegetable fibres, even sutures using the claws of some type of insects. Of course, modern medicine is no longer using these “natural” materials having been able to leverage on much better materials created …

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