Feed aggregator

War With the Newts review – this is smart sci-fi theatre at its best

Genetics - Нд, 2018-10-14 12:00
A reimagining of a classic 1930s novel by Karel Capek cleverly immerses us in a terrifying future where a new intelligent species is cruelly exploited
Категорії: Biology

On Air preview – Tomás Saraceno is saving the world with balloon art

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Сб, 2018-10-13 12:00
Forget doomy "Anthropocene" ideas, if we're serious about saving Earth we need hope, says Tomás Saraceno, the artist whose tetrahedral balloons inspire researchers
Категорії: Science and society

On Air preview – Tomás Saraceno is saving the world with balloon art

Genetics - Сб, 2018-10-13 12:00
Forget doomy "Anthropocene" ideas, if we're serious about saving Earth we need hope, says Tomás Saraceno, the artist whose tetrahedral balloons inspire researchers
Категорії: Biology

Saving the horseshoe crab: A synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood for endotoxin detection

PLOS Biology (new articles) - Пт, 2018-10-12 23:00

by Tom Maloney, Ryan Phelan, Naira Simmons

Horseshoe crabs have been integral to the safe production of vaccines and injectable medications for the past 40 years. The bleeding of live horseshoe crabs, a process that leaves thousands dead annually, is an ecologically unsustainable practice for all four species of horseshoe crab and the shorebirds that rely on their eggs as a primary food source during spring migration. Populations of both horseshoe crabs and shorebirds are in decline. This study confirms the efficacy of recombinant Factor C (rFC), a synthetic alternative that eliminates the need for animal products in endotoxin detection. Furthermore, our findings confirm that the biomedical industry can achieve a 90% reduction in the use of reagents derived from horseshoe crabs by using the synthetic alternative for the testing of water and other common materials used in the manufacturing process. This represents an extraordinary opportunity for the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries to significantly contribute to the conservation of horseshoe crabs and the birds that depend on them.
Категорії: Biology, Journals

Ultrablack room makes everything disappear except you and the game

Genetics - Пт, 2018-10-12 17:00
More often associated with artistic experiments and the innards of satellites, light-absorbing Vantablack paint may soon be heading to an arcade near you
Категорії: Biology

Ultrablack room makes everything disappear except you and the game

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Пт, 2018-10-12 17:00
More often associated with artistic experiments and the innards of satellites, light-absorbing Vantablack paint may soon be heading to an arcade near you
Категорії: Science and society

Amateurs used a Chinese satellite to photograph Earth and the moon

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Пт, 2018-10-12 15:56
A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit is designed to accept commands from amateurs, and has captured a new view of the Earth and its moon
Категорії: Science and society

Amateurs used a Chinese satellite to photograph Earth and the moon

Genetics - Пт, 2018-10-12 15:56
A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit is designed to accept commands from amateurs, and has captured a new view of the Earth and its moon
Категорії: Biology

Amateurs used a Chinese satellite to photograph Earth and the moon

HIV and AIDS - Пт, 2018-10-12 15:56
A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit is designed to accept commands from amateurs, and has captured a new view of the Earth and its moon
Категорії: Healthcare, Science and society

Rewilding: Can we really restore ravaged nature to a pristine state?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Пт, 2018-10-12 13:00
Vast tracts of land are returning to wilderness as farming retreats worldwide. But rewilding isn't an easy win – and debates rage about how to manage it
Категорії: Science and society

Rewilding: Can we really restore ravaged nature to a pristine state?

Genetics - Пт, 2018-10-12 13:00
Vast tracts of land are returning to wilderness as farming retreats worldwide. But rewilding isn't an easy win – and debates rage about how to manage it
Категорії: Biology

We can harness algae with magnets to deliver drugs inside our bodies

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Пт, 2018-10-12 12:51
If we attach tiny magnets to fast-swimming algae, we can load them up with drugs and steer them deep into the human body to deliver targeted medical therapies
Категорії: Science and society

We can harness algae with magnets to deliver drugs inside our bodies

Genetics - Пт, 2018-10-12 12:51
If we attach tiny magnets to fast-swimming algae, we can load them up with drugs and steer them deep into the human body to deliver targeted medical therapies
Категорії: Biology

We can harness algae with magnets to deliver drugs inside our bodies

HIV and AIDS - Пт, 2018-10-12 12:51
If we attach tiny magnets to fast-swimming algae, we can load them up with drugs and steer them deep into the human body to deliver targeted medical therapies
Категорії: Healthcare, Science and society

Humongous fungus is older than Christianity and weighs 400 tonnes

Genetics - Пт, 2018-10-12 12:00
A gigantic fungus that lives under the ground in a Michigan forest is even larger than initially estimated and may have been around for at least 2500 years
Категорії: Biology

Humongous fungus is older than Christianity and weighs 400 tonnes

HIV and AIDS - Пт, 2018-10-12 12:00
A gigantic fungus that lives under the ground in a Michigan forest is even larger than initially estimated and may have been around for at least 2500 years
Категорії: Healthcare, Science and society

Humongous fungus is older than Christianity and weighs 400 tonnes

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Пт, 2018-10-12 12:00
A gigantic fungus that lives under the ground in a Michigan forest is even larger than initially estimated and may have been around for at least 2500 years
Категорії: Science and society

The US wants a laser weapon that shouts at people before burning them

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Пт, 2018-10-12 11:00
The US Marines are developing a laser weapon that can shout at people from 100 metres away. It can also be turned up to deafen, dazzle or cause painful burns
Категорії: Science and society

The US wants a laser weapon that shouts at people before burning them

Genetics - Пт, 2018-10-12 11:00
The US Marines are developing a laser weapon that can shout at people from 100 metres away. It can also be turned up to deafen, dazzle or cause painful burns
Категорії: Biology

The US wants a laser weapon that shouts at people before burning them

HIV and AIDS - Пт, 2018-10-12 11:00
The US Marines are developing a laser weapon that can shout at people from 100 metres away. It can also be turned up to deafen, dazzle or cause painful burns
Категорії: Healthcare, Science and society