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23rd May 2020

Tattoo electrodes can record brain activity

Scientists in Austria have developed wafer-thin tattoo electrodes for recording brain activity, which are also "dry" and therefore do not require a gel medium to function.

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18th May 2020

A potentially major breakthrough in anti-aging medicine

A pre-print study reveals that young blood plasma given to older mice reduced aging by 54% across multiple tissues; and had an impact on other signs of aging, such as cellular senescence, fat accumulation, and behavioural measures.

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3rd May 2020

Hong Kong International Airport deploys advanced technology to fight COVID-19

Hong Kong is applying the latest disinfection technologies – including airlock-style channels, invisible surface coatings and autonomous cleaning robots – to protect airport staff and passengers from COVID-19 infection.

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24th April 2020

Gene therapy offers hope for glaucoma

A new study has shown a common eye condition, glaucoma, could be successfully treated with a single injection using a CRISPR gene therapy.

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23rd April 2020

1,000-electrode implant can survive in the brain for six years

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to implant an ultra-thin, flexible neural interface with more than 1,000 electrodes into the brain with a projected lifetime of at least six years.

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5th April 2020

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report the creation of a promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate – named PittCoVacc – and are hoping for a fast approval track, lasting less than the usual year of testing, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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31st March 2020

New test can detect COVID-19 in just five minutes

A new portable molecular test can detect the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in just five minutes.

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28th March 2020

COVID-19 is natural, not man-made

Scientists report that the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus – which causes the COVID-19 disease, and is responsible for the current global pandemic – originated naturally, and not otherwise.

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23rd March 2020

New test can detect COVID-19 within 45 minutes

California-based biotech company Cepheid has been granted FDA approval for a new rapid diagnostic test, able to detect the COVID-19 virus in just 45 minutes.

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21st March 2020

World's fastest supercomputer finds potential drug compounds for COVID-19

Researchers have used Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might warrant further study in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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17th March 2020

First human clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine

A Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a potential vaccine to protect against COVID-19 has begun in Seattle.

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15th March 2020

New coronavirus test is 10 times faster

The FDA has granted emergency authorisation for a new coronavirus test. The automated system provides a ten-fold improvement in the speed of patient testing, and is expected to supply about 400,000 test results per week.

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14th March 2020

Biological and artificial neurons linked up over the web

A study has shown, for the first time, how three key emerging technologies can work together: brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), artificial neural networks and advanced memory technologies (also known as memristors).

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5th March 2020

Protein discovered in meteorite?

Scientists have published details of what they believe is the first known meteorite to contain a protein. The molecule has been named hemolithin.

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2nd March 2020

First non-oxygen breathing animal discovered

Scientists report the discovery of the first known non-oxygen breathing animal, Henneguya salminicola, a parasite that lives within salmon muscle.

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24th February 2020

Artificial intelligence creates new antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. It can kill some of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria – including strains that are resistant to all existing antibiotics.

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22nd February 2020

3D atomic-scale image could lead to coronavirus vaccine

Using cryogenic electron microscopy – a Nobel Prize-winning technique – scientists have produced an atomic-level image of an essential protein required to access cells by SARS-CoV-2.

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17th February 2020

AI-developed drug could treat OCD

A new drug created with artificial intelligence (AI) to treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will be entering human clinical trials for the first time.

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17th February 2020

Ultra-fast 3D printing of objects

Researchers in Switzerland have demonstrated a new technique for 3D printing objects in a matter of seconds.

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2nd February 2020

Nanoparticle eats away plaque that causes heart attacks

Scientists in the U.S. have created a nanoparticle that eats away – from the inside out – portions of the plaques that cause heart attacks.

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23rd January 2020

Lab-grown fish company to launch cell-based seafood products in 2021

BlueNalu, a pioneer in the emerging field of "cellular aquaculture", recently unveiled its first cell-based seafood product at a private culinary demonstration in San Diego.

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