Hope for alcoholism cure as scientists discover brain circuit that controls compulsive drinking in mice
A brain circuit that controls the compulsive drinking of alcohol has been discovered in mice, offering a hope of one day finding a cure for alcoholism in humans.
How researchers completely removed HIV from mice, by study
Could a cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) be in sight? New research has revealed how a sequence of two treatments could completely remove the virus in mice. Scientists have edited mice’s genomes and removed HIV completely. The first treatment is a long-acting slow-effective release (LASER) form of antiretroviral therapy. The second treatment involves the…
‘City life is giving animals cancer’
Animals living in cities may be more likely to get cancer - just like humans, a study suggests.Light, chemical and noise pollution, food high in sugars, and viruses have all been found to increase the chances of humans getting cancer.
New drug could be fountain of youth
A drug that helps the immune system clear away old cells could restore youthfulness, according to a new study. The research suggests it may be possible to reverse the ageing process and could potentially pave the way for anti-ageing treatments that actually work. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel investigated the way…
Ghana tourism signs five-year MoU for Accra Weizo
At the ongoing World Travel Market in London, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) signed a 5-year MOU with the Organisers of Accra Weizo to host the West African travel fair. The development is a follow up to an earlier resolve by GTA at the 2018 Accra Weizo to fully support the initiative. The MOU is…
Mini-human brains implanted in mice
Miniature human brains have grown successfully for months in mice - a breakthrough that could help people with neurological diseases such as strokes.
Gene editing rescues hearing of 'Beethoven' mice
Genetically destined for deafness, "Beethoven" lab mice had their hearing rescued by a gene editing technique that holds promise for humans with the same hereditary fate, "excited" scientists said Wednesday. By injecting a gene "editor" directly into the sound-sensing ear cells of newborn rodents bred with deafness-causing DNA, scientists "disabled" the mutant gene that would…
Gene editing tool can reverse multiple diseases in mice, researchers find
A new twist on gene editing makes the CRISPR/Cas9 molecular scissors act as a highlighter for the genetic instruction book. Such highlighting helps turn on specific genes. Using the new tool, researchers treated mouse versions of type 1 diabetes, kidney injury and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the team reports December 7 in Cell. The new method…
Young human blood makes old mice smarter
Blood from younger humans may have similar rejuvenating effects on older animals as blood from young mice. A protein found in young human blood plasma can improve brain function in old mice.
Scientists near cure for blindness
Scientists plan to carry out clinical trials in humans with worsening vision, following 'exciting' research on mice to treat blindness.