The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.
Due to the growing demand from consumers who want to take control of their health, wearable medical monitoring devices are becoming more and more popular throughout the world. There are various types of devices on the market which collect data about your health and fitness, but how reliable are they? Read on to find out.
We see many VPN services claiming to keep No Logs of user data. This term has been heavily marketed by all of these VPN brands for so many years. Apparently, this was done in response to allegations made by Tor and other cyber security enthusiasts who have been wary regarding the reliability of VPN brands.
It is a crucial time to help make changes towards the environment and try to lower the carbon footprint. We have already polluted our oceans, affected our environment and have caused global warming.
The need to replace outdated technologies has led Microsoft to update its certifications. This is because the company saw it necessary to go with the pace of evolving technologies. This has led to the retirement of some exams.
Laser eye surgery is costly. Many who need it are unsure that it is worth it because of the price. There is also that small detail of all the post-surgery care that is required.
With the rapid pace of changes in medicine and treatments, keeping up with these continuously evolving changes is often not possible. This is where AI steps in.
Bloomberg mentions that AI might be considered the most significant transformative technology that mankind currently has access to.
A new study by biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas could significantly improve methods for detecting and diagnosing congenital heart disease in infants and small children.
University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms of their disorder: gastrointestinal distress.
Researchers from the US and UK look at how AI could be used to provide information about patients' physical and mental health, detect high-risk situations when providers are under stress, and prevent unnecessary testing
An innovative computer program could be a big help for food safety professionals working to keep production facilities free of food-borne pathogens.
Today, many emergencies while drilling are connected with rock instability. Collapse leads to large time and financial expenses.
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have resolved a fundamental weakness in a promising solar technology known as Perovskite Solar Cells, or PSCs. Their innovations appear to improve both the devices' stability and scalability in one fell swoop and could be key to moving PSCs to market.
MIT students are designing a probe to study the asteroid that is heading near Earth in 2029. What they learn could help build a defense to avoid future asteroid collisions.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.