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May 23, 2022

The Solar System may have lost the original “Planet Nine”

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The early Solar System was a much different place than that seen today.

The Solar System may have started with five gas giants, but according to the Nice model, Planet X may have been flung into interstellar space.

May 23, 2022

Dr Aletta Schnitzler — CSO — TurtleTree Labs — Cell-Based Dairy Bio-Products For Health & Nutrition

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Cell-Based Dairy Bio-Products For Health & Nutrition — Dr. Aletta Schnitzler, Ph.D. — CSO — Turtletree Labs

Dr. Aletta Schnitzler, PhD. is the Chief Scientific Officer at TurtleTree Labs ( where she leads the R&D teams and spearheads an innovation roadmap to bring nutritious cell-based dairy and meat alternatives to market.

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May 23, 2022

Genes Responsible for Glioblastoma Cell Development Identified

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Study reveals the ZNF117 gene is a major regulator of glioblastoma tumor cells.

Source: Yale.

A recent research paper published in Nature Communications by a team led by Yale School of Medicine researchers finds a promising way to make brain cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy.

May 23, 2022

Mechanism of gene mutations linked to autism, Alzheimer’s found by TAU

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience

A mechanism that causes autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and other conditions and is shared by mutations in the genes ADNP and SHANK3 has been unraveled by Tel Aviv University researchers who developed an experimental drug they found to be effective in animal models.

The drug could also be suitable for treating a range of rare syndromes that impair brain functions, said the scientists. The researchers were led by Prof. Illana Gozes from the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience. The experimental drug, called Davunetide, had previously been developed in her lab.

The paper, which the team called a “scientific breakthrough,” was published in the scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry under the title “SH3-and actin-binding domains connect ADNP and SHANK3, revealing a fundamental shared mechanism underlying autism.”

May 23, 2022

A patient is injected with a cancer-killing virus treatment for the first time

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May 23, 2022

SpaceX looks to raise $1.7 billion in new funding, boosting its valuation to $127 billion

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May 23, 2022

Can you reinvent the wheel? Scientists synthesized a new kind of graphene

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May 23, 2022

A giant asteroid will zip past Earth on May 27 at 47,200 mph

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May 23, 2022

The Mind After Midnight: Where Do We Go When We Sleep?

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May 23, 2022

Satellite antennas could be 3D printed in space to massively reduce launch costs

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, satellites

“Spacecraft antenna designs are challenging due to their conflicting requirements for high gain, wide bandwidth, and low weight,” Mitsubishi announced. “High gain and wide bandwidth necessarily require a large aperture, but economical orbital deployment conventionally dictates that designs be lightweight and small enough to fit or fold inside a launch vehicle or satellite deployment mechanism.”

Mitsubishi also claimed that, with its new technology, ‘additive-manufacturing in space has now become possible.’ However, it’s worth noting that the International Space Station already features a 3D printer launched to the orbital station back in 2014. The European Space Agency also announced last year it would experiment with 3D printing in space using scrap metals from the Moon.

Still, the company’s new method has the potential to reduce the cost of satellite launches significantly, and it could pave the way for the construction of other vital parts for future space missions.

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