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Artificial Intelligence
DeepMind AI Cracks the Code of Protein Structures
protein structures
Artificial Intelligence
DeepMind AI Cracks the Code of Protein Structures
A protein’s structure is crucial to its function. Predicting how a protein will fold was a challenge decades in the making — and answered by DeepMind.
December 1, 2020

A protein’s structure is crucial to its function. Predicting how a protein will fold was a challenge decades in the making — and answered by DeepMind.

Medical Innovation
New Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Twice as Powerful
skin cancer vaccine
Medical Innovation
New Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Twice as Powerful
By adding two “boosters” to an in-development skin cancer vaccine, scientists may have improved its ability to prevent melanoma recurrence.
November 21, 2020

By adding two “boosters” to an in-development skin cancer vaccine, scientists may have improved its ability to prevent melanoma recurrence.

Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
space mining
Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.
November 20, 2020

Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.

Medical Innovation
New Vanishing Wound Dressing Heals Skin With Minimal Scarring
hydrogel dressing
Medical Innovation
New Vanishing Wound Dressing Heals Skin With Minimal Scarring
A new kind of hydrogel dressing improves wound healing and minimizes scarring by kicking the adaptive immune system into gear.
November 19, 2020

A new kind of hydrogel dressing improves wound healing and minimizes scarring by kicking the adaptive immune system into gear.

Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
map of the human heart
Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
A new map of the human heart details the function and location of 500,000 cells, providing a valuable tool for researchers studying cardiovascular disease.
November 17, 2020

A new map of the human heart details the function and location of 500,000 cells, providing a valuable tool for researchers studying cardiovascular disease.

Health Care
New “Universal” Diagnostic Test Can ID Any Infection
diagnostic test
Health Care
New “Universal” Diagnostic Test Can ID Any Infection
UC San Francisco scientists have developed a new diagnostic test that uses DNA sequencing to quickly identify any pathogens in any type of patient sample.
November 15, 2020

UC San Francisco scientists have developed a new diagnostic test that uses DNA sequencing to quickly identify any pathogens in any type of patient sample.

Medical Innovation
Earwax Gives Doctors Easy Access to Cortisol Levels
cortisol levels
Medical Innovation
Earwax Gives Doctors Easy Access to Cortisol Levels
The Trears device could make it easier for doctors to monitor cortisol levels by allowing patients to extract their own earwax samples for analysis.
November 6, 2020

The Trears device could make it easier for doctors to monitor cortisol levels by allowing patients to extract their own earwax samples for analysis.

Health Care
Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Now Available at Doctors’ Offices
blood test for Alzheimer's
Health Care
Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Now Available at Doctors’ Offices
For the first time, a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has received approval to be used in doctors’ offices in the U.S.
November 5, 2020

For the first time, a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has received approval to be used in doctors’ offices in the U.S.

Healthcare
Green Space at Daycare Gives City Kids an Immune Boost
green space
Healthcare
Green Space at Daycare Gives City Kids an Immune Boost
Adding a green space to an urban daycare’s playground can boost a child immune system after just 28 days.
October 31, 2020

Adding a green space to an urban daycare’s playground can boost a child immune system after just 28 days.