The advent of CRISPR has meant that gene editing in humans is becoming a reality. But what are the realistic medical outcomes and potential hiccups of this new technology?
Vaccination is the answer to tackle many diseases and the ongoing effort to prevent Zika virus infections is advancing. The Zika virus vaccine that was recently developed in mouse models raised hopes. So, how close are we to have a vaccine that will work in humans? Find out in this article.
Changes in the electrical activity of the nervous system cause debilitating symptoms in patients who suffer from chronic pain and neurological diseases like Parkinson's. Electrical stimulation of the nervous system is a very promising method to overcome these symptoms. In this SIU article we discuss how and why electrostimulation holds so much potential.
Asking computers about your symptoms and getting diagnosed by them are not things that you might think would only happen in sci-fi movies any more. We are in the midst of much-improved healthcare, in the form of apps and other tools, which use Artificial Intelligence. But how much computer input are we talking about exactly? In this article we bring you the latest in AI technology in healthcare and discuss the implications.
In the last article of the SIU 'Sustainable Food' series we are bringing you 3D food printers. Some use already existing food to make new ones, some use individual nutrients and mould them into food and some even help grow plants! How sustainable is it to print food though? Can it be used in everyday life? What benefits does it bring? Read about the latest food printing debate of the 21st century in this intriguing article.
In the third part of the "Sustainable Food" series we are focusing on nitrogen. It is one of the most important nutrients for plant growth and the environmental nightmare that is fertilisers are the primary source for nitrogen for many of our crops. But maybe no more. We are now able to use the nitrogen fixing abilities of bacteria that legumes house on other plants. Read on to find out how and what this means for sustainable agriculture.
In the second part of our 'Sustainable Food' series, we bring you all you need to know about urban agriculture. In this exciting article we talk about what entrepreneurs are doing to bring farming to our doorstep in cities around the world (Herbs grown in air raid shelters anyone?), how the latest technologies are used to make it possible and how sustainable the new urban approaches to farming are.
SIU is pleased to bring you a new series of articles: Sustainable Food. In this series we will focus on sustainable food and the most up-to-date information in the fields related to it. The first article focuses on sustainable agriculture, specifically plant cultivation, and what we can do to grow more for the billions of people in the world more effectively while being environmentally friendly.
Antibiotic resistance is something we hear of a lot these days. What does it actually mean? What causes it? What can we do to stop it? Are we about to enter a stage where we will be helpless against infections once again? In this article SIU brings you all the latest you need to know.
What do stem cells mean for life? Can they be used to create functional tissues and organs in the lab? How far are we from using them to mimic life? In this SIU article we discuss the latest in the field of stem cell research and bring you the answers to these questions.