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First-Of-A-Kind Blood Test Paves Way For Early Parkinson's Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2022
by Alex Muller

The hope is that it can lead to a cheap and easy way to screen for the disease in its early stages, but also that it can further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind it and perhaps lead to new treatments.

Nuclear Waste Diamonds To Power Artificial Neuron Implants For Decades

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Axorus and Arkenlight have partnered up to build a proof of concept: the first artificial neuron powered by a tritium radiovoltaic micro-power generator.

Vaccines Only Slightly Lower Risk Of Long COVID Effects

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Demystifying long COVID through research specifically aimed to find its causes and possible interventions is direly needed for those now living with protracted symptoms.

Nanomagnetic Computing Could Drastically Cut AI's Energy Use

Posted in Hardware, Science, Software on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers estimate that when scaled up it could be 100,000 times more efficient than conventional computing.

A New Space Academy In Colorado Will Train Private-Industry Astronauts

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

"There is an unprecedented renaissance occurring within the space industry today"

What's Your Biological Age? A New 'Aging Clock' Can Tell You

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The absence of a connection between the other aging hallmarks and epigenetic aging suggests that aging is a consequence of multiparallel mechanisms,"

CRISPR Gene Therapy Will Aim To Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

If successful, it'll be the first foray of using base editors directly inside the body, and a potentially permanent solution for managing heart attacks.

How Environmental Friendliness Will Keep Getting Easier

Posted in Business, Science on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Today, living an environmentally friendly life is easier than it’s ever been before. And thanks to new technologies, new programs and initiatives, and changing attitudes, it’s only going to get easier.

Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Pill Gets Approval In Huge Boost 'Compelling Results'

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

A pill which prevents the recurrence of breast cancer has been approved by a UK drug regulator following its success in a global trial, led by British scientists.

Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways To Design Tiny Particle Treatments For Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Nanoparticle cancer drugs could act like biological missiles that destroy tumours while minimizing damage to healthy organs.

Blood Disorder Treatment Awakens "Sleeping" Cancer Gene

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

SALL4 is a known oncogene, and expression of SALL4 has been found to contribute to the development of MDS and leukaemia.

New 3D Structure Could Help Design Future Drugs Against Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Spliceostatin is a powerful tool for dissecting the dynamics of spliceosomes in cells because it can ‘freeze’ the macromolecular machine in its natural state. By capturing the 3D structure of these spliceosomes, the researchers could visualise and understand spliceostatin’s effects on the splicing process in unprecedented detail.