New cell line could lead to more reliable vaccine development to fight costly pig virus

Vaccines are an important tool in fighting porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), but the fast-mutating virus that causes the disease sometimes requires the production of autogenous vaccines tailored to particular variants......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

Lipid research may help solve COVID-19 vaccine challenges

New research by University of Texas at Dallas scientists could help solve a major challenge in the deployment of certain COVID-19 vaccines worldwide—the need for the vaccines to be kept at below-freezing temperatures during transport and storage......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News56 min. ago

Tunisia "sandy" farms resist drought, development

Farmers near a seaside lagoon in northern Tunisia are fighting to preserve a unique, traditional irrigation system that has sparked renewed interest as North Africa's water shortages intensify......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News56 min. ago

Why CIOs Should Lead the Charge in Developing Digital Presences for Workers and Customers

Where are organizations today in implementing the great digital presences workers and customers need? Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News8 hr. 56 min. ago

Building customer-first relationships in a privacy-first world is critical

With clarity of vision, privacy can improve business outcomes. Prioritizing consumer trust and transparency is the right thing to do, and it can help the bottom line too. Travis Clinger Contributor S.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 55 min. ago

Shape-shifting Ebola virus protein exploits human RNA to change shape

The human genome contains the instructions to make tens of thousands of proteins. Each protein folds into a precise shape—and biologists are taught that defined shape dictates the protein's destined function. Tens of thousands of singular shapes dr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 56 min. ago

Scientists program microalgae"s "oil factory" to produce various oils

By combining the 'chassis' of an oil-producing microalgae with genes from a Cuphea plant, scientists from the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), can turn the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 56 min. ago

The best phones for kids in 2021

Finding a smartphone for your kid is challenging. Check out our selection of the best cell phones for kids, so you can find the right device for your child......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 56 min. ago

Zeta in talks with SoftBank to raise at over $1 billion valuation

Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it talks to investors to finalize a new round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in talks to lead a ~$250 million Series.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 56 min. ago

EU Commission To End AstraZeneca and J&J Vaccine Contracts at Expiry

The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian daily La Stampa reported on Wednesday, citing a source from the Italian health ministry. Reuters: "The European Comm.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 24 min. ago

Gensler Confirmed as Top Wall Street Cop, Bringing New Era of Tough Scrutiny

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, putting in place a battle-tested Wall Street watchdog at a moment when Democrats are looking to rein in financial market risk. From a report: The Senate co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 24 min. ago

The very common vaccine ingredient at the center of J&J, AstraZeneca drama

Adenoviruses are an obvious link, but a puzzling suspect in the dangerous cases. Enlarge / Adenoviruses seen via transmission electron microscopy. (credit: Getty | BSIP) Out of an abundance of caution, US officials on Tuesday recommended paus.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 56 min. ago

"Master," "Slave" and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

Nearly a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force took up a plan to replace words that could be considered racist, the debate is still raging. The New York Times: What started as an earnest proposal has stalled as members of the task force have.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago

Biden Rushes To Protect the Power Grid as Hacking Threats Grow

A White House plan to rapidly shore up the security of the U.S. power grid will begin with a 100-day sprint, but take years more to transform utilities' ability to fight off hackers, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a draft version of the plan co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago

Anker"s new AnkerWork product line includes a 1080p webcam and a portable conference speaker

Anker touts "unparalleled low-light performance" and high-quality, color-accurate images from its first-ever webcam, the PowerConf C300. The 2MP 1080p/60fps camera comes with dual noise-canceling mics, a snap-on privacy shutter, and three fov setting.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News17 hr. 23 min. ago

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen fuel cell plane ambitions clouded by technical challenges

When ZeroAvia’s six-seater aircraft completed an eight-minute flight from Cranfield Airfield in the U.K. last September, the company claimed a “major breakthrough” with the first-ever hydrogen fuel cell flight of a commercial-size aircraft. The.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 23 min. ago

Protein can release trapped histones in the cell

In the cell nucleus, histones play a crucial role packaging DNA into chromatin. Histones are however very sticky to both DNA and RNA, so to ensure they are transported to the cell nucleus after synthesis and bind to the right portion of DNA to organi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 24 min. ago

Programming proteins to turn cells into molecular computers

A new method of breaking and fixing proteins could speed the development of sophisticated computer-like circuits in cells that will pave the way to new biotechnology and medical advances......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 24 min. ago

Disrupted movement makes macrophages more lethal to tuberculosis bacteria

Macrophages—the front line of our immune system—protect us from infections. But in the case of the tuberculosis bacteria, this often goes wrong. The group of Annemarie Meijer from the Leiden Institute of Biology has now discovered that macrophage.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 24 min. ago

Watching cell division live

Bacteria as unicellular organisms normally reproduce by binary cell division, i.e. the duplication of the entire organism consisting of a single cell. This allows particularly rapid multiplication, such as the exponential growth known from pathogens,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 24 min. ago

San Francisco Bay protection from costly disasters is being thrown away, scientists say

For more than 100 years after California's Gold Rush, developers and city leaders filled in San Francisco Bay, shrinking it by one-third to build farms, freeways, airports and subdivisions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 24 min. ago