I was on a panel a few weeks ago and realized I forgot to turn off the oven. Utterly mortified, I told my Zoom attendees that I had to save my lasagna that was likely burning into a smoky crisp. One chuckled and replied “Well I’m sure it smells great—about time we get tech so […]
Monthly Archives: July 2020
An experimental new HIV treatment could, with just one dose, reduce the amount of virus in an infected person for up to six months. But experts aren’t convinced the advance will significantly change how we treat HIV anytime soon. A group of researchers from Gilead Sciences developed a new drug dubbed lenacapavir, described Wednesday in […]
In 2007, astronomers detected the first so-called fast radio burst (FRB), which is a radio pulse lasting under a few milliseconds. Since then, many FRBs have been detected, but their origins remain poorly understood. It is commonly thought that these are produced by small and extremely energetic objects located very far away, but beyond that, […]
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Scientists are whispering the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce sensory cells known as ‘hair cells,’ due to their hair-like protrusions that sense sound waves.
A new report finds that the U.S. government awarded several drug makers contracts for coronavirus research using agreements that would allow authorities to bypass laws that could ensure taxpayer-funded medicines or vaccines are affordable. In recent months, the Department of Defense and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority signed or extended contracts with four companies — […]
With a tiny brush, briefly swab the vagina to collect cells. Then slide the swab into a screening kit and drop it into the mail.
ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq:CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 6,428,572 common
Choice and control are important factors for ensuring a positive childbirth experience, yet until recently, little was known about the impact of alternative administrations of fentanyl – one of the pain relief drugs used during labour– on both mother and baby.
After several years of experimentation, scientists have engineered thale cress, or Arabidopsis thaliana, to behave like a succulent, improving water-use efficiency, salinity tolerance and reducing the effects of drought. The tissue succulence engineering method devised for this small flowering plant can be used in other plants to improve drought and salinity tolerance with the goal […]