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How The COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead To A Cure For Cancer | Answers With Joe

The mRNA technology behind the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are groundbreaking, but their potential goes way beyond COVID-19. They have the ability to help the body fight a multitude of diseases, from enzyme deficiencies, to diabetes, and even, yes, cancer. … Continue reading

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How Gene Editing Is Curing Disease

Credits: Writer/Narrator/Editor: Stephanie Sammann Editor: Dylan Hennessy (https://www.behance.net/dylanhennessy1​) Illustrator/Animator: Kirtan Patel (https://kpatart.com/illustrations​) Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net​) Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster (https://twitter.com/forgottentowel​) Producer: Brian McManus (https://www.youtube.com/c/realenginee…​) References: [1] https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell…​). [2] https://www.npr.org/sections/health-s…​ [3] https://www.quantamagazine.org/crispr…​ [4] http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/201…​ [5] http://ir.crisprtx.com/static-files/d…​ [6]https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158…​ [7]https://investors.vrtx.com/news-relea…​ [8] https://www.texaschildrens.org/health…​. [9] … Continue reading

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Scientists have taught spinach to send emails | Euronews Living

It sounds too weird to be true, but engineers at MIT have developed nanotechnology which can be embedded in plants. Through nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials. These plants … Continue reading

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YInMn Blue, the First Shade of Blue Discovered in 200 Years, Is Now Available for Artists | Open Culture

Photo via Oregon State University “Color is part of a spectrum, so you can’t discover a color,” says Professor Mas Subramanian, a solid-state chemist at Oregon State University. “You can only discover a material that is a particular color”—or, more … Continue reading

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How Ancient DNA is Rewriting India’s History | Think English

How Ancient DNA is Rewriting India’s History – New DNA research on the Indus Valley civilisation is changing what we know about the subcontinent’s early people. That affects modern people, too.

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These Pools Help Support Half The People On Earth

What are these electric blue ponds in the middle of the Utah desert? And why do they keep changing color? Join Derek Muller (Veritasium) as he looks into the weird, bizarre, and seemingly inexplicable images found on Google Earth to … Continue reading

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Box seat: scientists solve the mystery of why wombats have cube-shaped poo | Guardian

Unique physiology allows the Australian marsupial to produce square-shaped faeces that may aid communication How wombats produce their cube-shape poo has long been a biological puzzle but now an international study has provided the answer to this unusual natural phenomenon. … Continue reading

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The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years

Our DNA holds evidence of a huge, ancient pandemic, one that touched many different species, spanned the globe, and lasted for more than 15 million years. The paper we discuss throughout the episode: Diehl, W., Patel, N., Halm, K. and … Continue reading

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Improved microscopy technique sees living cells with seven times more sensitivity – Physics World

A comparison of conventional quantitative phase imaging (top row) and the new ADRIFT-QPI method (bottom) shows the increased sensitivity in imaging features of a live cell. (Courtesy: Toda et al, CC-BY 4.0) Latest development in quantitative phase imaging allows an … Continue reading

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The Formula That Will Determine Our Energy Future | Answers With Joe

We all want cleaner, more renewable energy. But when it comes down to it, the energy of the future is going to be the cheapest energy. So in this video we compare energy production by the Levelized Cost of Energy, … Continue reading

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