Duke working on developing flu shot using new CoV vaccine technology

Researchers from Duke University are developing a flu shot with the new technology that was used for two coronavirus vaccines. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna shots use part of the virus's genetic code called messenger RNA, or mRNA, to get the body to recognize the pathogen and attack if a person becomes infected. [...]

By |2021-04-16T15:41:32+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Long-acting injectable medicine as potential route to COVID-19 therapy

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown the potential of repurposing an existing and cheap drug into a long-acting injectable therapy that could be used to treat Covid-19. In a paper published in the journal Nanoscale, researchers from the University’s Centre of Excellence for Long-acting Therapeutics (CELT) demonstrate the nanoparticle formulation of niclosamide, a highly insoluble drug compound, [...]

By |2021-04-15T11:22:58+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Superbug killer: New nanotech destroys bacteria and fungal cells

Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections. The material is one of the thinnest antimicrobial coatings developed to date and is effective against a broad range of drug-resistant bacteria and fungal cells, while leaving human [...]

By |2021-04-14T11:32:06+00:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred 6 to [...]

By |2021-04-13T15:30:06+00:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

S. African COVID variant better at bypassing Pfizer/BioNTech jab: Israeli study

The South African coronavirus variant is better at "breaking through" the defences of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday. However, one of the authors told AFP that while the study showed the variant to be relatively successful in infecting vaccinated people, it did not provide any data [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:19:07+00:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Artificial intelligence to explore the biomolecular world

EPFL scientists have developed AI-powered nanosensors that let researchers track various kinds of biological molecules without disturbing them. The tiny world of biomolecules is rich in fascinating interactions between a plethora of different agents such as intricate nanomachines (proteins), shape-shifting vessels (lipid complexes), chains of vital information (DNA) and energy fuel (carbohydrates). Yet the [...]

By |2021-04-09T16:30:44+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract

A team of researchers from the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) at the University of Bern and the Federal Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) have assessed virus growth and activation of the cellular defense mechanisms in the respiratory tract. They have shown that natural temperature differences that exist in the upper and lower [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:13:56+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface

Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface. The wireless BCIs have been implanted in pigs and monkeys for over 13 months without issue, and human subjects are next. We’ve covered BCIs extensively here on ExtremeTech, but historically they’ve been bulky and tethered to a computer. [...]

By |2021-04-02T13:40:45+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

A New Generation of Vaccines Is Coming, Some With No Needles

The coronavirus outbreak made household names of companies like Moderna Inc. and BioNTech SE, whose shots offered hope for ending the pandemic. Now a new wave of vaccines is on the horizon that may get the world over the finish line of inoculation. Protecting 7.7 billion people is a herculean task. There are more than 250 [...]

By |2021-04-01T09:07:47+00:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Scientists use nanotechnology to detect bone-healing stem cells

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way of using nanomaterials to identify and enrich skeletal stem cells—a discovery which could eventually lead to new treatments for major bone fractures and the repair of lost or damaged bone. Working together, a team of physicists, chemists and tissue engineering experts used specially [...]

By |2021-03-30T13:10:05+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments