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Cancer Immunotherapy “Baits” the Immune System Into Attacking Hidden Lung Tumors
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Medical Innovation
Cancer Immunotherapy “Baits” the Immune System Into Attacking Hidden Lung Tumors
When cancer spreads, it often ends up in the lungs. ImmunoBait can ride a red blood cell in mice to deliver cancer immunotherapy where they live.
November 28, 2020

When cancer spreads, it often ends up in the lungs. ImmunoBait can ride a red blood cell in mice to deliver cancer immunotherapy where they live.

Viruses
We Can Now See a Virus Invasion in Real-Time
We Can Now See a Virus Invasion in Real-Time
Viruses
We Can Now See a Virus Invasion in Real-Time
Understanding how a virus infects and replicates in a cell is crucial to stopping them. Now, researchers can see an infection in real-time.
November 28, 2020

Understanding how a virus infects and replicates in a cell is crucial to stopping them. Now, researchers can see an infection in real-time.

Coronavirus
The Hep C Cure May Also Fight COVID-19
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Coronavirus
The Hep C Cure May Also Fight COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 uses a number of key proteins to infect us, including its main protease. New research has found hepatitis C drugs can bind this protein.
November 27, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 uses a number of key proteins to infect us, including its main protease. New research has found hepatitis C drugs can bind this protein.

Health Care
Stopping Nightmare Disorder with a Prescription-Only App
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Health Care
Stopping Nightmare Disorder with a Prescription-Only App
A prescription-only app that treats nightmare disorder is the latest in a growing subset of health technologies called prescription digital therapeutics.
November 26, 2020

A prescription-only app that treats nightmare disorder is the latest in a growing subset of health technologies called prescription digital therapeutics.

CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
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CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.
November 25, 2020

Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.

Coronavirus
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine
Coronavirus
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?
November 24, 2020

Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?

AI
Human Battles AI Fighter Jet in First Man vs. Machine Test Flight
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AI
Human Battles AI Fighter Jet in First Man vs. Machine Test Flight
Daniel Robinson, a veteran F-22 pilot, flew a real aircraft and battled an AI virtual fighter in a world's first.
November 23, 2020

Daniel Robinson, a veteran F-22 pilot, flew a real aircraft and battled an AI virtual fighter in a world's first.

Coronavirus
Oxford Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Up to 90% Effective
Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus
Oxford Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Up to 90% Effective
The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in a phase 3 trial and could be easier to distribute than other coronavirus vaccines.
November 23, 2020

The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in a phase 3 trial and could be easier to distribute than other coronavirus vaccines.

Coronavirus
How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
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Coronavirus
How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.
November 22, 2020

Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.

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