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Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace

Reactor-grown nuggets, human-edited genetic code, and new mRNA technologies could change our relationship to life itself......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredDec 1st, 2021

Safe planetary boundary for pollutants, including plastics, exceeded, researchers say

For the first time, an international team of researchers has assessed the impact on the stability of the Earth system of the cocktail of synthetic chemicals and other "novel entities" flooding the environment. The 14 scientists conclude in the scient.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Intracellular supramolecular self-assembly regulates cellular function

Supramolecular self-assembly based on noncovalent interactions is considered as a key strategy for introducing intracellular synthetic biocompatible macromolecules. The synthetic macromolecules resemble the nature, behavior, and function of biomacrom.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Can Synthetic Palm Oil Help Save the World’s Tropical Forests?

Harvesting this vegetable oil is a huge driver of deforestation. Numerous startups are taking up the daunting task of engineering it instead......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 8th, 2022

Eternal Materials 4Q21 operation better than expected

Synthetic resin and electronic material maker Eternal Materials originally expected fourth-quarter 2021 consolidated revenues to slightly decrease sequentially due to off-season effects, but now expects a sequential increase, according to the company.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Synthetic gene circuits that improve stem cell quality

Because iPS cells can be made into just about any cell type in the body, they have great promise for cell therapies. One major problem, however, is that not all reprogramming cells successfully become iPS cells, resulting in an unwanted cell mixture......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 6th, 2022

Scientists design and construct minimized synthetic carbon fixation cycle

Scientists from the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) recently reported a minimized synthetic carbon fixation cycle. The cycle only contains four biochemical reactions and is capable of condensing two molecules of c.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsDec 30th, 2021

Could we build a synthetic digestive system for Vision to make him more human?

Also: five Avengers serve as case studies to ponder aging trajectories for superheroes Enlarge / The birth of Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scientists have proposed a possible artificial digestive system for the synthezoid, altho.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 30th, 2021

This Company Has a Way to Replace Plastic in Clothing

Natural Fiber Welding uses an innovative process to treat cotton and make it behave more like synthetic fibers......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsDec 28th, 2021

A superstar enzyme is ready for its close-up

A Yale-led team of chemists has unveiled the blueprints for a key enzyme that may contain design principles for a new generation of synthetic solar fuel catalysts......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 20th, 2021

Plant-based component could boost bacterial production of biodegradable plastic

Given that less than 10 percent of synthetic plastics are recycled, the petroleum-derived, non-biodegradable materials continue to accumulate across the planet, covering stretches of land and the ocean floor. Microplastics have been found 29,000 feet.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 20th, 2021

Common "Core": Using molecular fragments to detect deadly opioids

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a method to detect trace amounts of synthetic opioids. They plan to combine their approach with miniaturized sensors to create a hand-portable instrument easily used by law enforcement agents.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 15th, 2021

Researchers crack the synthetic code of rare molecules sought after in drug development

A research team has succeeded in producing two molecules that are otherwise only formed by microorganisms from extremely contaminated wastewater in an abandoned mine in South Korea. The method, which took four years to develop, could pave the way for.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 9th, 2021

Wastewater helps decipher the popularity of new synthetic drugs

Over the years, hundreds of new synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal and legal substances have emerged. The underground nature of each drug's development and distribution makes its international popularity hard to track. Now, using waste.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 9th, 2021

Wastewater helps decipher the popularity of new synthetic drugs

Over the years, hundreds of new synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal and legal substances have emerged. The underground nature of each drug's development and distribution makes its international popularity hard to track. Now, using waste.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 8th, 2021

Storing information in DNA: Improving DNA storage with nanoscale electrode wells

Geneticists can store data in synthetic DNA as a medium for long-term storage due to its density, ease of copy, longevity and sustainability. Research in the field had recently advanced with new encoding algorithms, automation, preservation and seque.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 7th, 2021

Researchers crack the synthetic code of rare molecules sought after in drug development

A research team at Lund University in Sweden has succeeded in producing two molecules that are otherwise only formed by microorganisms from extremely contaminated wastewater in an abandoned mine in South Korea. The method, which took four years to de.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2021

Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace

Reactor-grown nuggets, human-edited genetic code, and new mRNA technologies could change our relationship to life itself......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University develop a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University developrd a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Can a Digital Reality Be Jacked Directly Into Your Brain?

The idea of a synthetic experience uploaded to the mind has been a sci-fi fantasy forever. New brain-computer interfaces are making it nonfiction—very slowly......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021