The Imperative Need to Consider the Bioethics of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

  Jihee Yoon University High School, CA   Abstract The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is the latest and most controversial gene editing technology available today. It allows for precise editing of DNA, which is also known as the genetic code of the human body. While CRISPR seems to possess great potential to solve genetic mutations, ethicists and researchers still believe this technology should not be applied as of now due to its insufficient experimentation, significant consent limitations, […]

Zika Virus: Novel Detection Techniques and Treatment

Abstract The United States is one of the countries affected by this disease, which cause microcephaly in newborns. In order to stop the spread, new novel detection techniques were developed such as RT-Lamp and the RT-PCR and treatments as Emricasan, Niclosamide and CDK, these drugs can help prevent Zika virus duplication. Therefore, with these new advancements in technology and medicine the Zika will have a much slimmer chance of creating chaos in today’s society. Introduction […]

How Machine Learning and Big Data Will Change the Future of Medicine

Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing many industries and in the coming decades will transform our society as a whole. However, the most extraordinary developments for all of us could come from machine learning structures used in the medical field. By combining the vast amounts of medical patient data with powerful machine learning data-analytics algorithms, the healthcare sector can save thousands of lives and transition from a static to a dynamic and personalized approach for patient […]

Policies to Protect Diminishing Bee Populations in the United States

Honey bees are pollinators that have a strong influence on ecological relationships, ecosystem conservation and genetic variation in plants, with pollination occurring in a variety of ways: wind, animals, self-pollination and sexual reproduction. According to Greenpeace, an estimated 87.5% of flowering plants are pollinated by animals, and can increase fruit or seed in 75% of the world’s food crops ((Greenpeace Research Laboratories Technical Report (Review) 01/2013)). Greenpeace also shows that although grains such as wheat, […]

West Nile Virus: From Mechanisms to Novel Research Techniques

Abstract The West Nile Virus was first introduced to the Unites States in the early 21st century. Along with the rise of this new virus, panic spread as well. However, with the development of many new serologic techniques and the even more recent real-time reverse transcription PCR technique, early and specific detection of this virus is now possible and will lead to fewer epidemics in the future.        Introduction Outbreaks of the West […]