Thu, June 17, 2021

Bio-technology

Bio-technology

New Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19 Detects Sugars to Improve Rapid Testing: Study

 A diagnostic tool for COVID-19 offers an alternative to the current rapid testing. Instead of detecting antibodies or genetic material, the novel tool identifies sugars associated with SARS-CoV-......

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Statin Could Reduce COVID-19 Severity by Removing Cholesterol the Coronavirus Needs: Study

 Cholesterol-lowering medications called statins were found to decrease the risk of severe COVID-19. According to a group of researchers, the secret might be the reduction in cholesterol levels t......

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COVID-19 Cloth Masks: Silk Could Repel Liquid Droplets and Water Better than Cotton and Other Fabric

 A new study found that silk could be a solution for COVID-19 prevention. Silk, as a component of face mask, might be better than cotton or synthetic materials.The potential of silk-made face mas......

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Novel Resistance Gene to Devastating Potato Disease that Triggered Irish Famine Discovered

 The great Irish Famine, also called Irish Potato Famine or the Great Hunger, happened in Ireland in the 1840s when the potato crop failed in successive years. The infestation ruined to one-half ......

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Innovative Method Showed How Psychedelics Bind to Serotonin Receptor: Study

 A new study unveiled how psychedelic drugs bind a key cell receptor in the brain. The identification of the binding process could lead to newer drugs for anxiety, depression, and substance use.T......

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How Gene-Edited Animals “Surrogate Sires” Can Boost Food Production

 Animal-based proteins play an important, although not absolutely necessary, part in human nutrition. This is why the global demand for meat, milk, eggs, and another animal-based product is expec......