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Our immune systems blanket the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with antibodies

A previously underappreciated part of the body's natural defense against SARS-CoV-2, called non-RBD-directed antibodies, actually plays a major role in combating the virus, according to a new study. That's good news for scientists designing the next.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMay 7th, 2021

What it"s really like to be an Amazon warehouse worker during Prime Day

For much of the past 16 months, Amazon's warehouse workers have faced grueling pressure to keep up with the demand from households for online goods during the pandemic. Now, workers must endure the stress of meeting a spike in orders from Amazon's su.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

The ability to innovate: Q&A with RISC-V International CTO Mark Himelstein and Andes Technology CEO Frankwell Lin

RISC-V is seeing strong growth as an open-source platform for innovations across many different industries. The RISC-V architecture is also enjoying increased adoption in high-performance computing and storage systems......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News13 hr. 38 min. ago

Archaeologists recreated three common kinds of Paleolithic cave lighting

Experiments could enhance our understanding of the origin of prehistoric art in caves Enlarge / Spanish archaeologists recreated three common types of Paleolithic lighting systems. (credit: Medina-Alcaide et al, 2021, PLOS ONE) In 1993, a medi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

80% of Orgs That Paid the Ransom Were Hit Again, Report Finds

Boston-headquartered security firm Cybereason's study has found that the majority of organizations that chose to pay ransom demands in the past were not immune to subsequent ransomware attacks, often by the same threat actors. From a report: In fact,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

LLNL/Tyvak space telescope goes into orbit

Thousands of images of Earth and space have been taken by a compact space imaging payload developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and its collaborator Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Dell announces new server products and may offer APEX in Taiwan in 2022

Dell has announced its new PowerStore enterprise storage systems and Power Edge servers powered by Intel's Whitley processors in Taiwan, and the company may also start offering its APEX subscription services in Taiwan in 2022, according to Dell Taiwa.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

"Nanodecoy" therapy binds and neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 virus

Nanodecoys made from human lung spheroid cells (LSCs) can bind to and neutralize SARS-CoV-2, promoting viral clearance and reducing lung injury in a macaque model of COVID-19. By mimicking the receptor that the virus binds to rather than targeting th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Study finds potentially druggable process of SARS-CoV-2 replication

Of all the proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the pathogen that causes COVID-19), the spike protein is the one that gets the most attention. This attention is well-deserved—the spike protein is essential for latching on to cells and infecting a host.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Study: Complexity holds steady as writing systems evolve

A new paper in the journal Cognition examines the visual complexity of written language and how that complexity has evolved......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Light in darkness: An experimental look at Paleolithic cave lighting

A recreation of three common types of Paleolithic lighting systems (torches, grease lamps, and fireplaces) illuminates how Paleolithic cave dwellers might have traveled, lived, and created in the depths of their caves, according to a study published.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Genetically engineered nanoparticle delivers dexamethasone directly to inflamed lungs

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed immune cell-mimicking nanoparticles that target inflammation in the lungs and deliver drugs directly where they're needed. As a proof of concept, the researchers filled the nanopa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Particles with "eyes" allow a closer look at rotational dynamics

Colloids—mixtures of particles made from one substance, dispersed in another substance—crop up in numerous areas of everyday life, including cosmetics, food and dyes, and form important systems within our bodies. Understanding the behavior of col.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Early encounter of microbes and the fetal immune system

The human fetal immune system begins to develop early during gestation, however, factors responsible for fetal immune-priming remain elusive. Using multiple complementary approaches, Dr. Florent Ginhoux from A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIg.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Graphene can be used to detect COVID-19 quickly, accurately

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have successfully used graphene—one of the strongest, thinnest known materials—to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in laboratory experiments. The researchers say the discovery could be a breakthrough i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

The electron merry-go-round: Researchers find new mechanism for classical behavior of many-particle quantum systems

Photoemission is a property of metals and other materials that emit electrons when struck by light. Electron emission after light absorption was already explained by Albert Einstein. But since this effect is a highly complex process, scientists have.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Crosslinker protein helps egg cells develop

A protein helps direct the flow of materials in the Drosophila ovary during the development of egg cells, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Current Biology......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy will make players craft motivational speeches

The developers behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy break down some of the game's wackiest systems......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

From milk protein, a plastic foam that gets better in a tough environment

A new high-performance plastic foam developed from whey proteins can withstand extreme heat better than many common thermoplastics made from petroleum. A research team in Sweden reports that the material, which may be used for example in catalysts fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Climate change is a threat to Africa"s transport systems: What must be done

Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events—such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges—repeatedly wreak havoc on transport networks......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

McDonald"s Hit by Data Breach

McDonald's said hackers stole some data from its systems in markets including the U.S., South Korea and Taiwan, in another example of cybercriminals infiltrating high-profile global companies. From a report: The burger chain said Friday that it recen.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021