“The Great Pacific Garbage Patch can now be cleaned,” announced Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat, the wonderkid inventor whoâs spent a decade inventing systems for waterborne litter collection. Recent tests on his Ocean Cleanup rig called System 002, invented to tackle the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic pollution, were a success, leading Slat to predict that […]
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The world’s major economies are gridlocked in their efforts to agree on concrete steps to tackle climate change just two weeks before a crucial summit in Rome, according to three people familiar with the matter. Preparatory talks between G-20 officials…
Immunotherapy Drugs So Effective that Tumors Disappear in Weeks for Head and Neck Cancer Patients in Landmark Trial
From “positive trends in survival” to “completely eradicated,” the results from a phase III cancer trial has oncologists and patients in the UK excited. An innovative combination of two immunotherapy drugs were shown to extend the life of patients with metastatic or relapsed head and neck cancer without forcing them to endure extreme chemotherapy. Around […]
Landmark Trial Successfully Eliminates Invasive, Disease Carrying Mosquito Spreading Dengue, Yellow Fever and Zika
In a first for the Southern Hemisphere, researchers have shown a bacteria can successfully sterilize and eradicate the invasive, disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito which is responsible for spreading dengue, yellow fever, and Zika. The breakthrough could support the suppression and potential eradication ofÂ Aedes aegyptiÂ worldwide. The landmark trialÂ involved releasing three million maleÂ Aedes aegyptiÂ mosquitoes in Northern Queensland, […]
An Oxford University study has shown that the new drug NUC-7738âa novel chemotherapy drug, derived from a fungusâhas up to 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound, with limited toxic side effects. The naturally-occurring nucleoside analogue known as Cordycepin (a.k.a 3â-deoxyadenosine) is found in the Himalayan fungus Cordyceps sinensis and […]
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Article 0 Comments When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it? The simplest answer, yes, lacks specificity. All weather is a joint human-nature venture, because we’ve made the atmosphere hotter…
Naturally Occurring Antibiotic Kills Lyme Disease and Nothing Else: A Potential Breakthrough Treatment
Researchers studying naturally occurring antibiotics have isolated one which eradicated the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, potentially offering a revolutionary treatment for the pathogen in both humans, and the natural environment. Hygromycin A, which the scientists found in a screen of soil microbes, was found to clear the infection of B. burgdorferi,Â the bacteria found in […]
Uplifting TV Series âEarthshotâ With David Attenborough Documents the Repairing of Our Planet â WATCH
A new five-part television series led by Prince William is being launched globally: Featuring Sir David Attenborough, Shakira, and other big names in conservation, you’ll want to add The Earthshot Prize: Repairing our Planet to your schedules. Each episode of the five-part series highlights one of the Prizeâs five âEarthshotsââ showcasing the urgent challenges we […]
For decades, researchers around the world have searched for ways to use solar power to generate the key reaction for producing hydrogen as a clean energy sourceâsplitting water molecules to form hydrogen and oxygen. However, such efforts have mostly failed because doing it well was too costly, and trying to do it at a low […]
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