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diseaseBill Gates Talked about Alzheimer’s Progress and United Neuroscience has Promising Vaccines

Bill Gates saw two positive trends in Alzheimer’s research in 2018. 1. Researchers focused on a new set of ideas about how to stop Alzheimer’s. The first generation of theories, which dominated the field for years, emphasized two proteins called …

medicineFreeze-dried Polio Vaccine

USC researchers have developed freeze-dried polio vaccine. It was freeze-dried into a powder, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then rehydrated, offered full protection against the polio virus when tested in mice. Polio is nearing complete eradication and …

diseaseOffshore vaccine tests to shortcut FDA delays

Peter Thiel is backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine. Thiel invested $7 million in the ongoing vaccine research, according to the U.S. company behind it. Southern Illinois University also trumpeted the research and the study’s lead researcher, …

medicinethe drug everolimus boosts flu vaccine response by 25% in people over 65 and rejuvenates the immune system

Novartis found that giving low doses of a drug called everolimus to people over 65 increased their response to flu vaccines. It did, by about 20 percent. Yet behind the test was a bigger question about whether any drug can …

darpaSweden re-activates military draft over concerns about Russian aggression

The Swedish government has decided to re-activate conscription from January 1 2018. The security environment in Europe and in Sweden’s vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the …

africaCreating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more powerful processors are created, silicon has reached a performance limit: the …

diseaseResearch suggests blackhole or wormhole tidal forces would not spaghettify the body

Some researchers believe a singularity can be removed from a black hole (have no event horizon) and this would be a wormhole. They modelled observers (objects like a chair, a scientist, and a spacecraft ) as an aggregation of points …

diseaseDirector of Fifth Element has a new SciFi movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an upcoming 2017 English-language French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written …

educationProxima B was not expected to have sunspot activity but observations show it has a 7 year cycle

Our Sun experiences an 11-year activity cycle. At the solar minimum, the Sun is nearly spot-free. At solar maximum, typically more than 100 sunspots cover less than one percent of the Sun’s surface on average. A new study finds that …

canadaDARPA seeks to shrink VLF wireless transmitters by 1000 times

Wireless transmitters that operate at very or ultra low frequencies (0.3‐30 kHz) typically require some big antenna complexes to handle their communications. DARPA interested looking to eliminate that issue and develop physical structures 1000 times smaller that could handle new …