Gene Therapy For Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy

What is Gene Therapy? Gene therapy is a treatment method to prevent disease by inserting a gene into a patient’s cells instead of using conventional drugs or other modern methods. A treatment could be to address a mutated gene or a new gene with health benefits. What is Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy? Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a genetic Read more about Gene Therapy For Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy[…]

How Influenza A, an RNA virus steals the RNA exosome?

A new article got published in Cell outlines a mechanism how influenza A depends on RNA exosome to successfully replicate inside the host. It’s still unknown how the virus got into the nucleus. RNA exosome is an essential protein complex that degrades RNA as a way to regulate gene expression. The general idea is that once inside the Read more about How Influenza A, an RNA virus steals the RNA exosome?[…]

A planned controlled landing – SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket did it again.

Isn’t it the right time to witness the rocket science aka aerospace engineering? SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched today (May 1st, 2017) to deliver a payload. What is so fascinating about this particular launch? SpaceX Falcon 9 was descended back to the ground without being destroyed. This means it can be reused for another Read more about A planned controlled landing – SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket did it again.[…]

Injecting pre-programmed mRNA to produce desired antibodies

A recent study has published on Nature Communication (open-access to public, authors will pay roughly $5000 to the publisher) which proposed a new strategy to deliver desired antibodies using mRNA to ultimately cure diseases. A series of questions raised by reviewers can be found here. Supporting information does not contain much useful information. How does Read more about Injecting pre-programmed mRNA to produce desired antibodies[…]

Cells

How do cells grow and divide? A cell divides into two new cells (mitosis process). A checking process monitors the mitosis process for incorrect operations. Faulty cells are thought to go through the mitosis process without proper checking. Cells are grouped together to form tissues and organs. Different types of tissues are made up of Read more about Cells[…]

Functional areas of the brain

Frontal lobe may cause behavioral and emotional changes, impaired judgment, impaired sense of smell, memory loss, paralysis on one side of the body, reduced mental abilities, and vision loss. Parietal lobe may cause impaired speech, inability to write, lack of recognition, and spatial disorders. Occipital lobe may cause vision loss in one or both eyes. Read more about Functional areas of the brain[…]

Things You Should Know Before Moving to Silicon Valley

Housing If your work is near a Caltrain station, consider moving to a town near another station (Mountain View, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, ect.). You’ll be able to bike to the station and then bike to work, if that is something you’re interested in. It may make it more complicated since you would be expanding your search, but Read more about Things You Should Know Before Moving to Silicon Valley[…]

US Metropolitan Areas

Abilene, TX Akron, OH Albany, GA Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Albuquerque, NM Alexandria, LA Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Altoona, PA Amarillo, TX Ames, IA Anchorage, AK Anderson, IN Anderson, SC Ann Arbor, MI Anniston-Oxford, AL Appleton, WI Asheville, NC Athens-Clarke County, GA Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Auburn-Opelika, AL Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Bakersfield-Delano, CA Read more about US Metropolitan Areas[…]