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New Cryoprotectant Chemicals Could Preserve Organs Without Ice Damage

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The team tested the chemical on four cell types, including skin and brain cells.

Graphene Electronic-tattoo Monitors Blood Pressure Over Time

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The graphene-based e-tattoo sticks to the skin non-invasively and can monitor a patient's blood pressure

NASA Pursues Nuclear Option For Providing Power On The Moon

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The Fission Surface Power project is a very achievable first step toward the United States establishing nuclear power on the Moon," said Idaho National Laboratory Director John Wagner.

US And Canada Nuclear Regulators Complete Technical Review Of Molten Salt Reactor

Posted in Hardware, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR is a 4th generation reactor that uses molten salt as both fuel and coolant, with integrated components, that can supply heat directly to industrial facilities or use it to generate electrical power.

New CRISPR Tool Protects Against Viruses Without Making Any DNA Cuts

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cas12c is the first demonstrated example of a natural DNA-targeting system that provides antiviral immunity without the need to cut DNA, the authors concluded.

NASA Successfully Fuels Artemis 1 Moon Rocket

Posted in Hardware, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

When the rocket finally blasts off, it will be a key step to bring astronauts back to the moon, potentially reigniting a new chapter in lunar exploration.

An Autonomous Ship Used AI To Cross The Atlantic Without A Human Crew

Posted in Hardware, Software on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The new Mayflower-logically dubbed the Mayflower 400-is a 50-foot-long trimaran, can go up to 10 knots or 18.5 kilometers an hour, is powered by electric motors that run on solar energy, and required a crew of zero.

Vitamins, Supplements Are A 'waste Of Money' For Most

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

There's no 'magic set of pills to keep you healthy.' Diet and exercise are key.

Blood Test Developed To Predict Liver Cancer Risk

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

An estimated one-quarter of adults in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an excess of fat in liver cells that can cause chronic inflammation and liver damage, increasing the risk of liver cancer. Now researchers have developed a simple blood test to predict which NAFLD patients are most likely to develop liver cancer.

Lipid Nanoparticles Carry Gene-editing Cancer Drugs Past Tumor Defenses

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

As they grow, solid tumors surround themselves with a thick, hard-to-penetrate wall of molecular defenses. Getting drugs past that barricade is notoriously difficult. Now, scientists have developed nanoparticles that can break down the physical barriers around tumors to reach cancer cells.

Researchers Find Way To Target Cancer While Protecting Healthy Tissue

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers have discovered how to target stem cells affected by leukaemia without causing harm to healthy stem cells, paving the way for new, safer treatments for the disease.

Scancell Developing 'promising' New Cancer Treatment Approach

Posted in Medicine, Science on 23rd Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Immunotherapy developer Scancell announced that it will develop ‘GlyMab’ antibodies into T-cell redirecting bispecific (TCB) antibodies, and take them into the clinic as a “promising new therapeutic approach” to treat cancer.