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New tool to dissect 'undruggable' proteins through the sugars they depend on

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

Now, with a new pencil/eraser tool, researchers can start to study how sugar molecules affect these proteins, insights that could lead to new treatments for the 'undruggable.'

Energy-harvesting card treats 5G networks as wireless power grids

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

A 3D-printed antenna the size of a playing card that can harvest electromagnetic energy from 5G signals and use it to power devices, turning 5G networks into wireless power grids.

Brain cancer vaccine passes first phase of human trials

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

A further phase 1 trial is already underway combining the experimental vaccine with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, which is known to enhance immune system activity. The hope is the combination treatment will amplify immune responses.

Lightning Strikes May Have Provided Missing Ingredient for Earth's First Organisms

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

On early Earth, there would have ranged from 100 million to 1 billion lightning strikes a year

AI Tools that can diagnose dementia with impressive accuracy

Posted in Medicine, Software on 6th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team is also exploring ways that other neurological medical conditions, like aphasia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and depression, can affect a patient’s use of language.