How Will We Be Treating Cystic Fibrosis 10 Years From Now?

Current treatments for cystic fibrosis are not suitable for all patients and have a limited effect on this life-threatening disease. But new advances in the field promise to overcome these hurdles.The cause of cystic...

Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential

Credit: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology To meet the demands of an electric future, new battery technologies will be essential. One option is lithium sulphur batteries, which offer a theoretical energy density more than five...

A library of Neo Open Reading Frame peptides (NOPs) as a sustainable resource of...

The concept of utilizing the immune system to battle cancer is very attractive and studied extensively. Indeed, neoantigens can result from somatic mutations, against which patients can be vaccinated1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. Recent evidence suggests that frame...

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency

Credit: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Like memories in computers, quantum memories are essential components for quantum computers – a new generation of data processors that obey quantum mechanics laws and can...

Looking for ‘help’ signals in the blood of newborns with HIE

Credit: Children’s National BALTIMORE – Measuring a number of biomarkers over time that are produced as the body responds to inflammation and injury may help to pinpoint newborns who are more vulnerable to suffering lasting...

Some effects of coffee may actually be felt even before taking the first sip

Hundreds of millions of people start every day from a delicious cup of coffee. It is a part of a common breakfast ritual and people enjoy it dearly. They are drinking coffee for one...

This Biotech Turns Paper Waste into Biogas Using Enzymes

In sunny Turkey, the company Episome Biotech is developing a fermentation technique that digests paper waste and turns it into useful products such as biogas, biofuel, and fertilizer. Mission: To transform paper waste from garbage...

Gene-editing technology to create virus-resistant cassava plant has opposite effect, researchers find

Using gene-editing technology to create virus-resistant cassava plants could have serious negative ramifications, according to new research by plant biologists at the University of Alberta, the University of Liège in Belgium and the Swiss Federal Institute of...

Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases

Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. The first...

Author Correction: Gene correction for SCID-X1 in long-term hematopoietic stem cells

Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit...

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