Researchers develop a computational approach to identify genomic safe harbors for therapeutic genes

Many future gene and cell therapies to treat diseases like cancer, rare genetic and other conditions could be enhanced in their efficacy, persistence, and predictability by so-called “genomic safe harbors (GSHs).” These are landing sites in the human genome able to safely accommodate new therapeutic genes without causing other, unintended changes in a cell’s genome… Continue reading Researchers develop a computational approach to identify genomic safe harbors for therapeutic genes

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Researchers examine benefits of lateral flow testing for treatment of COVID-19 with regards to the new Paxlovid drug

Lateral flow devices, or lateral flow tests, have played a significant role in helping to identify infectious individuals during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. They have been key for scaling down restrictions designed to reduce the transmission of the disease, allowing individuals to test regularly and isolate before infecting others, as well as reducing… Continue reading Researchers examine benefits of lateral flow testing for treatment of COVID-19 with regards to the new Paxlovid drug

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When one style doesn’t fit all

Researchers at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (Ås, Norway) investigated calf personality and its relationship to feeding and growth. Credit: Kristian Ellingsen-Dalskau In a natural setting, cows and nursing calves together set the feeding schedule for the calf, and calves wean gradually, completing weaning at varying ages. By contrast, in artificial rearing systems with minimal cow-calf… Continue reading When one style doesn’t fit all

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Facebook trumpets massive new supercomputer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook’s parent company Meta announced on Monday it was launching one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to boost its capacity to process data, despite persistent disputes over privacy and disinformation. The US tech giant said the array of machines could process images and video up to 20 times faster than… Continue reading Facebook trumpets massive new supercomputer

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In global 5G race, European Union is told to step up pace

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As the United States grapples with the 5G rollout affecting airlines, a European Union watchdog warned on Monday the EU faces much bigger economic and security threats unless member countries step up cooperation. The alarm bells are included in a special report on the 27-nation bloc’s preparations for 5G, the fifth… Continue reading In global 5G race, European Union is told to step up pace

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Intel CEO ‘thrilled to be launching the Silicon Heartland in Ohio’

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Intel’s promise to invest $20 billion to build two semiconductor plants in Licking County could be just the start for what the Silicon Valley giant has in mind for Greater Columbus, the company’s CEO told The Dispatch. The plants, also called fabs, will employ 3,000 workers, and 7,000 construction workers will… Continue reading Intel CEO ‘thrilled to be launching the Silicon Heartland in Ohio’

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Researchers find new way of gaining quantum control from loss

A new study finds that quantum state evolution is direction dependent in the parameter space of dissipative spin-orbit coupled system. Credit: Dong Liu Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have demonstrated a new way to control the quantum state through the loss of particles—a process that is usually avoided in… Continue reading Researchers find new way of gaining quantum control from loss

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Comcast is teaming up with Nokia to sell private 5G networks to big business, government

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Comcast has partnered with Nokia to sell businesses private 5G networks, the new high-speed wireless internet that could power ports, factories, and other large enterprises. The cable giant’s business services unit, Comcast Business, will deploy its first private 5G network at the Wells Fargo Center during the first quarter this year,… Continue reading Comcast is teaming up with Nokia to sell private 5G networks to big business, government

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Deaths of Florida’s starving manatees surge amid winter chill

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Chilly temperatures are rekindling a manatee die-off in Central Florida’s Indian River. “Winter is here,” said Martine de Wit, a state veterinarian and scientist. Along a Brevard County piece of the Indian River on Thursday, which turned warmer and sunny, a snapshot of the ominous, protracted plight of manatees came into… Continue reading Deaths of Florida’s starving manatees surge amid winter chill

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