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Japan Wants To Build Intercontinental Passenger Spaceships By The Early 2040s

Posted in Business, Science on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

A booming space industry is making it easier than ever to get into orbit, but Japan is betting that it could revolutionize terrestrial travel, too. The country’s science ministry has unveiled a plan to develop intercontinental passenger spaceships by the early 2040s.

Plans For Nüwa, A Proposed City On Mars Built Inside A Giant Cliff

Posted in Featured, Reviews, Science on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Nuwa would be the capital in a design made up of five linked cities, each housing 200,000 to 250,000 people.

CRISPR Treatment Lowered Cholesterol In Monkeys By 60 Percent

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” that would be pretty much what it sounds like: you’d take a pill that would cause your body to mimic the chain of events that occurs when you exercise, reaping the same health benefits without having to hit the treadmill or the weight room.

Gene Therapy And Algae Proteins Partially Restored A Blind Man’s Sight

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team next plans to try out the system in everyday life.

SpaceX Will Have An Offshore Spaceport For Starship Launches

Posted in Hardware, Science on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Right now it seems entirely possibly that the spaceports will be launch-ready long before the spaceships are.

Brain Implant Turns Thoughts Into Text With 90 Percent Accuracy

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Software on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

An amazing study illustrating another solid link between neuroscience and AI

New 'search And Destroy' Treatment Extends Life In Advanced Prostate Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The highly anticipated findings are the first to show that the new ‘search and destroy’ treatment can prolong survival in these men.

Childhood Cancer Discovery May Stop Tumour Spread Before It Starts

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

New understanding of how Ewing sarcoma tumours travel through the body has the potential to prevent metastatic spread in a number of cancer types

Shining New Light On Immunotherapy For Breast Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Research shows some breast cancer types may benefit from immunotherapy, but new trial designs are needed to evaluate this potential.

Growing Preference For Minimally Invasive Surgery Driving Laser Cancer Therapy Market

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Timely diagnosis due to the availability of modern technologies and consequent demand for effective treatment will drive growth laser cancer therapy market

ANGLE Hails Research Which Underlines Liquid Biopsy's Potential In Breast Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists successfully used the Parsortix system to harvest disseminated tumour cells, or DTCs, "hibernating" in the bone marrow

Scientists Develop New Resources To Combat Cancer, Advance Cutting-edge Genomics Research

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The UVA team also built the BART Cancer database to advance research into 15 different types of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer.