This Week In Science (February 10-16, 2020)

1.) Scientists Discover the World’s Largest Bacteria-Eating Virus. In an article published in the journal Nature, scientists reported that they had discovered the world’s largest virus. Clocking in at more than 735,000 base pairs, the virus is so large that it blurs the line between living and nonliving. Senior author, Continue Reading

This Week In Science (February 3-9, 2020)

1.)  CRISPR Gene Editing Takes a Major Step Forward In a study in Science, researchers announced that they had successfully used CRISPR CAS9 gene editing to edit T-cells in 3 cancer patients. twp gees that encoded for T Cell receptor chains were deleted in order to enhance the expression of Continue Reading

This Week In Science (January 27- February 2, 2020)

1.) China Announces a New Rapid Screening Test for Coronavirus Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak that is ravaging China, it was announced that a new rapid screening test has been developed. The test can indicate the presence of Coronavirus in less than 15 minutes. Production capacity is currently 4000 kits per Continue Reading

This Week in Science (April 9-15 2019)

1.) Astronomers Take the First Direct Image of a Black Hole This week, astronomers released the first ever picture of a black hole. The picture of a supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy shows a bright disk of orbiting gas circling around a black hole and Continue Reading

This Week in Science (April 1-8, 2019)

1.) For the first time, scientists image how individual immune system molecules activate  In a first, the process for how immune system cells are switched on has been imaged. The environment signals the immune cell, which leads to several hundred proteins forming into a linked network. This process is called Continue Reading

This Week in Science (March 25-31 2019)

1.) Tokamak reactor achieves sufficient pressure for fusion In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal “Physical Review”, scientists reported that they had achieved an unexpectantly high pressure when generating plasma in a tokamak reactor. Researchers achieved a pressure thought to be sufficient for a sustained energy positive fusion reaction. Continue Reading

This Week in Science (March 18-24 2019)

1. ) Atmosic Technologies Announces New Energy Harvesting Technique that Enables “Forever” Battery Life Built on Atmosic’s M3 Series chipset, the company’s energy harvesting technology captures photovoltaic power from ambient light sources, which are sufficient to power Atmosic-connected devices and enable “forever” battery life. The M3 series chipset is mainly Continue Reading

This Week In Science (March 11-17 2019)

1.) Scientists identify compounds in coffee which may inhibit prostate cancer In a pilot study presented to the European Association of Urology, scientists identified two compounds that inhibited prostate cancer in a mouse model. The two compounds, kahweol acetate and cafestol, are naturally found in Arabica coffee and slowed the Continue Reading