In a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives, researchers from the University of British Columbia have figured out how to convert blood types A, B and AB into the universal Type O, which all patients can receive in a transfusion, regardless of their own blood type.
Researchers have created a powerful new molecule for the extraction of salt from liquid. The work has the potential to help increase the amount of drinkable water on Earth. The new molecule is about 10 billion times improved compared to a similar structure created over a decade ago.
Chloride capture using a C–H hydrogen bonding cage
BY YUN LIU, WEI ZHAO, CHUN-HSING CHEN, AMAR H. FLOOD
Science 23 May 2019: eaaw5145
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Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism: Cornell engineers constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, in addition to self-assembly and organization – three key traits of life.
New ‘Pied Piper’ device granted ‘breakthrough’ designation by FDA for brain tumors. The device lures aggressive cancer cells from deep in the brain into its trap.
The device is described in more detail in the Nature Materials paper, Guiding intracortical brain tumour cells to an extracortical cytotoxic hydrogel using aligned polymeric nanofibres.
Glioblastoma multiforme is an aggressive, invasive brain tumour with a poor survival rate. Available treatments are ineffective and some tumours remain inoperable because of their size or location.
The tumours are known to invade and migrate along white matter tracts and blood vessels. Here, we exploit this charact…Read more
Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus – Researchers at Mexico National Polytechnic Institute was able to completely eradicate the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in 29 patients using non-invasive photodynamic therapy: a method using oxygen and light frequencies.
Researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer’s, and even restores memories in mice. The next step is to verify the compounds aren’t toxic in preparation for translation to clinical trials on humans.
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