Adult Stem-Cell Cure for HIV?

adult stem cells, anti-science, blood, blood cancer, bone marrow, cancer, chemotherapy, consensus science, diseases, embryonic stem cells, gold standard, HIV, Life Sciences, media, Medicine, mutation, Paul Edmonds, Politicians, settled science, stem cells, stem-cell therapies, Stephen Forman, The New England Journal of Medicine
A “consensus science” that seeks to stifle open scientific inquiry and heterodox advocacy harms the scientific quest for truth. Source
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Manipulating Molecules: Combining Info + Nano for Better Medicine

adenosine diphosphate, bacteria, biology, cancer, HIV, Intelligent Design, James Tour, Matthew Scholz, Medicine, molecular machines, nanobots, nanocars, Oisin Biotechnologies, promoters, proteolipid vehicles, repressors, Rice University, RNA, scalpel, Stephen Meyer, virus
“Oscar Wilde said nature imitates art,” Meyer said. And today we’re going to see that “technology is able to imitate and even in some ways, improve on nature.” Source
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Erika DeBenedictis and the Cost of Playing God

ARF, Audrey Hepburn, bioethics, Center for Genetics and Society, China, Culture & Ethics, Emily Reeves, Erika DeBenedictis, Evolution News, Forbes, gene editing, genome, He Jiankui, HIV, Hong Kong, INK4a, Intelligent Design, ISSCR, Jin-Soo Kim, Jordan Peterson, Marxists, Medicine, Nature (journal), scientists, Seoul National University, TEDx talk, twins, U.S. Senate, Wesley Smith
I won’t recap the splendid work Emily Reeves has already done here in dissecting the TEDx talk from a scientific angle. Source
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Important Medical Effects but Modest Mutations

Charles Darwin, CypA, Darwin Devolves, Darwinian processes, Evolution, FCT, function, Functional-Coded-elemenT, HIV, information, isoform, natural selection, New Scientist, Origin of Species, owl monkey, protein, random mutation, retroviruses, rhesus macaque, RNA, The Quarterly Review of Biology, TRIM5
I was asked to address a comment left by a viewer of one of Discovery’s YouTube videos. The comment is:1 Some monkeys have a mutation in a protein called TRIM5 that results in a piece of another, defunct protein being tacked onto TRIM5. The result is a hybrid protein called TRIM5-CypA, which can protect cells from infection with retroviruses such as HIV. Here, a single mutation has resulted in a new protein with a new and potentially vital function. New protein, new function, new information. A bit of Googling shows that the text was taken word-for-word from an old article (2008) on the New Scientist website2 (perhaps by way of intermediate copying). That was during a period when the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species was…
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