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May 5, 2020

Scientists uncover secret behind molecule that blocks HIV infection

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Rhesus macaques don’t monkey around when it comes to HIV; they have a protein that effectively disables invading HIV particles.

A group of University of Chicago scientists announced an innovative study that explains how the macaques’ immune protein, called TRIM5α, works its magic. It also represents a significant step forward in the science of modeling how complex biological proteins assemble themselves, the scientists said.

“These proteins work together to encase the HIV capsid in a hexagonal net and restrict viral activity,” said postdoctoral fellow Alvin Yu and lead author of the study, which was published in Nature Communications.

May 5, 2020

Breakthrough in molecular machines

Posted by in categories: innovation, nanotechnology

Molecules are some of life’s most basic building blocks. When they work together in the right way, they become molecular machines that can solve the most amazing tasks. They are essential for all organisms by, for example, maintaining a wide range of cellular functions and mechanisms.

What if you could create and control an artificial molecular machine? And make it perform tasks that serve us humans?

Many researchers are looking for ways to create and control such , and research is going on in labs all over the world.

May 2, 2020

Today in 1888, Nikola Tesla’s patent has been granted for “electrical transmission of power.” 😍

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

As the holder of more than 270 patents in 27 countries—including 112 in the US alone—Tesla rightfully earned his place in history, but not every invention of Tesla made it to production. With that in mind, we combed through the records and found 7 of Tesla’s most substantial inventions that never got built.

To find out: 🚀.

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Gets Boost from NIH Funding Initiative

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative aimed to speed delivery of accurate, easy-to-use, scalable COVID-19 tests to all Americans.

Apr 30, 2020

NASA creates a KNIFE that will never need to be sharpened

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

The cutting-edge ‘KNasa Chef Knife’ is twice as sharp as other blades and stays sharp for five times longer.

The brains behind it claim it is the first true innovation in knife making in over 200 years.

Continue reading “NASA creates a KNIFE that will never need to be sharpened” »

Apr 27, 2020

Provention Bio: The First Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough In 100 Years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Provention Bio is on track to complete submission of a BLA for its T1D drug Teplizumab by the end of 2020.

This will revolutionise treatment of at-risk T1D patients. The company received the Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA.

The company is significantly undervalued on this indication alone — but has enormous potential in other indications.

Apr 27, 2020

Israeli invention turns tap water into antiviral solution

Posted by in category: innovation

It sounds like magic, but Bar-Ilan University researchers say the environmentally friendly disinfectant may be used daily to kill bacteria and viruses on all kinds of surfaces.

Apr 25, 2020

Hubble Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Hubble Space Telescope’s iconic images and scientific breakthroughs have redefined our view of the Universe. To commemorate three decades of scientific discoveries, this image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbour NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163 000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the “Cosmic Reef” because it resembles an undersea world.

On 24 April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery, along with a five-astronaut crew. Deployed into low-Earth orbit a day later, the telescope has since opened a new eye onto the cosmos that has been transformative for our civilization.

Hubble is revolutionising modern astronomy not only for astronomers, but also by taking the public on a wondrous journey of exploration and discovery. Hubble’s seemingly never-ending, breathtaking celestial snapshots provide a visual shorthand for its exemplary scientific achievements. Unlike any other telescope before it, Hubble has made astronomy relevant, engaging, and accessible for people of all ages. The mission has yielded to date 1.4 million observations and provided data that astronomers around the world have used to write more than 17 000 peer-reviewed scientific publications, making it one of the most prolific space observatories in history. Its rich data archive alone will fuel future astronomy research for generations to come.

Apr 24, 2020

Laser-cooled Bose–Einstein condensate is a first

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Breakthrough could lead to better atomic clocks and atom lasers.

Apr 23, 2020

Work on Goodenough’s breakthrough solid-state EV battery moves forward

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

Goodenought’s breakthrough on a solid-state battery could mean the end of internal-combustion cars. The job of commercializing it goes to Hydro-Québec.

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