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    Move over Cas9, CRISPR-Cas3 might hold the key to solving the antibiotics crisis

    Move over Cas9, CRISPR-Cas3 might hold the key to solving the antibiotics crisis

    Researchers at North Carolina-based Locus Biosciences think they have a potential cure for antibiotic resistance using CRISPR’s lesser-known Cas3 enzyme. Most of the interest in CRISPR technology centers around the enzyme Cas9, which acts as a type of genetic scissors, allowing scientists to snip out, edit and replace DNA at certain intervals along the genome. However, Cas3 goes beyond… Read More

  • NEA-Backed Omada Health Launches Its 16-Week Digital Health Program To Bring Diabetes Prevention Online

    NEA-Backed Omada Health Launches Its 16-Week Digital Health Program To Bring Diabetes Prevention Online

    Last December, Omada Health raised $800K in seed funding from a host of angel and venture investors, including NEA, Aberdare, Kapor Capital, TriplePoint Ventures and Esther Dyson — to name a few. A graduate of Rock Health’s first batch, the startup started out on a mission to take on diabetes (and prediabetes) by leveraging the latest research, design, behavioral science and… Read More

  • Land lines becoming extinct? 25% of Americans think so

    File this one under “well, duh!”. Researchers working for the NCHS “discovered” something that has been covered for years: more and more people are canceling their land lines, and just using cell phones. Read More

  • Gamers getting older, fatter

    Well, bad news for gamers in the Pacific Northwest. Turns out that according to a study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the average age and weight of the common gamer is going up. This is not good for obvious reasons, since weight problems also can contribute to other health issues. Read More