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Jumping genes threaten egg cell quality

A woman’s supply of eggs is finite, so it is crucial that the quality of their genetic material is ensured. New work from Carnegie’s Marla Tharp, Safia Malki, and Alex Bortvin elucidates a mechanism by which, even before birth, the body tries to eliminate egg cells of the poorest quality. Their findings describing this mechanism… Read More »

FDA Approves Oxbryta (voxelotor) for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

FDA Approves Oxbryta (voxelotor) for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease Print this page November 25, 2019 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Oxbryta (voxelotor) for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. “Today’s approval provides additional hope… Read More »

Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow. (Novartis via AP) After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be… Read More »

First 100% carbon solar-energy cell

This special technological progress unveil opportunities to receive economical and useful alternate options for sometimes high priced resources that are used for producing typical solar-energy cells.   -Carbon delivers the possibility to present wonderful benefits at a low cost – states Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford. “As much as we are aware, this… Read More »