Botulism breakthrough? Taming botulinum toxin to deliver therapeutics

IMAGE: The toxin-based delivery platform consists of the modified botulinum toxin at upper left (protease domain in gold, translocation domain in blue, and receptor-binding domain in purple) and the nanobody (the… view more  Credit: Sicai Zhang/Dong Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital While rare, botulism can cause paralysis and is potentially fatal. It is caused by nerve-damaging toxins […]

Desalination breakthrough could lead to cheaper water filtration

Producing clean water at a lower cost could be on the horizon after researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State solved a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now. Desalination membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water, a process critical to the health of society, cleaning billions […]

Desalination breakthrough could lead to cheaper water filtration — ScienceDaily

Producing clean water at a lower cost could be on the horizon after researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State solved a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now. Desalination membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water, a process critical to the health of society, cleaning billions […]

Breakthrough may help in the treatment of children with hearing loss — ScienceDaily

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material “replaces” the genetic defect and enables the cells to continue functioning normally. The scientists were able to prevent the gradual deterioration of hearing in […]

Quantum simulator poised to be major breakthrough in quantum technology

Researchers create a quantum nanochip that is capable of producing stable, high-quality qubits and could open doors for powerful quantum computers. Image credit: Clyde He on Unsplash Researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute in collaboration with University of Bochum have claimed a “major breakthrough” in developing quantum hardware capable of realizing quantum […]

Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye, a key step toward better AI — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Oregon State University are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field. The sensor is a major breakthrough for fields such as image recognition, robotics and artificial intelligence. Findings by OSU College of Engineering researcher John […]

A breakthrough in the study of stellar nurseries — ScienceDaily

The gas clouds in which stars are born and evolve are vast regions of the Universe that are extremely rich in matter, and hence in physical processes. All these processes are intertwined on different size and time scales, making it almost impossible to fully understand such stellar nurseries. However, the scientists in the ORION-B* programme […]

CCNY team in quantum algorithm breakthrough

The Google Quantum Computer. Credit: Google Quantum AI Researchers led by City College of New York physicist Pouyan Ghaemi report the development of a quantum algorithm with the potential to study a class of many-electron quantums system using quantum computers. Their paper, entitled “Creating and Manipulating a Laughlin-Type ν=1/3 Fractional Quantum Hall State on a […]