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  • Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

    04/17/2018 6:50:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 77 replies
    The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug. The international team then tweaked the enzyme to see how it had evolved, but tests showed they had inadvertently made the molecule even better at breaking down the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic used for soft drink bottles. “What actually turned out was we improved the enzyme, which was a bit of a shock,” said Prof John McGeehan, at...
  • Alzheimer's breakthrough: Discovered the disease's 'ground zero' - paving the way to a cure

    12/20/2017 2:41:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    Alzheimer's disease is caused by immune cells in the brain triggered by inflammation, according to a breakthrough discovery. The new research could lead to the development of a drug that treats or even prevents the condition within five years, say scientists. Experiments found destroying specific cells - known as microglia - reduced the formation of clumps of amyloid beta that form in Alzheimer's and destroy memory. These are the rogue proteins believed to lie at the root of the devastating neurological illness. Human trials of all therapies have failed in the past. Most have targeted the amyloid plaques that build...
  • Beam-Riding and Sail Stability (sending "starchips" to α Centauri: travel time 20-40yrs)

    06/24/2017 11:15:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 6/23/17 | Paul Gilster
    Beam-Riding and Sail Stability by Paul Gilster on June 23, 2017 Breakthrough Starshot, the ambitious 30-year plan for launching small interstellar craft to a nearby star, depends critically on the sails that will ride a laser beam to 20 percent of lightspeed. In the essay below, James Benford takes a hard look at where we are now in the matter of sail stability, a subject he and brother Gregory have analyzed in their laboratory work. But as Jim points out, there is a great deal we still don’t know, emphasizing the need for a dedicated test facility in which deep...
  • A $100 Million Infusion for SETI Research (two parts: Breakthrough Listen and Breakthrough MESSAGE)

    07/20/2015 5:02:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 7/20/15 | Paul Gilster
    A $100 Million Infusion for SETI Researchby Paul Gilster on July 20, 2015 SETI received a much needed boost this morning as Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, along with physicist Stephen Hawking and a panel including Frank Drake, Ann Druyan, Martin Rees and Geoff Marcy announced a $100 million pair of initiatives to reinvigorate the search. The first of these, Breakthrough Listen, dramatically upgrades existing search methods, while Breakthrough Message will fund an international competition to create the kind of messages we might one day send to other stars, although the intention is also to provoke the necessary discussion and debate...
  • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence gets a $100-million boost

    07/20/2015 3:24:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Nature ^ | 7/20/15 | Zeeya Merali
    Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announces most comprehensive hunt for alien life.You could say that the silence has been deafening. Since its beginnings more than half a century ago, the dedicated search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has failed to detect the presence of alien civilizations. But at London’s Royal Society today (20 July), Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced a shot in the arm for SETI: a US$100-million decadal project to provide the most comprehensive hunt for alien communications so far. The initiative, called Breakthrough Listen, will see radio telescopes at Green Bank in West Virginia, the Parkes Observatory in Australia, and...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • Stanford team develops super-fast charging aluminium battery. (7000+ cycles without capacity decay.)

    04/11/2015 6:43:06 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 30 replies
    The Royal Society of Chemistry ^ | April 7, 2015 | Tim Wogan
    Aluminium ions are stored between layers of graphite when the battery is charged A new rival to the lithium-ion battery has been created that charges in under a minute and still performs almost perfectly after being recharged thousands of times. The new battery is based on aluminium instead of lithium, which should make it both cheaper and safer than their lithium-ion competitors. The U.S. team behind the aluminium-ion battery say that the technology could find its way into the home, help store renewable energy for the power grid and even power vehicles. The aluminium-ion battery is conceptually similar to the...
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • GOD Economics

    01/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible , the joshua chronicles ^ | 1-11-15 | Jedediah
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

    01/08/2015 8:10:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/08/2015 | Sarah Knapton,
    The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs. Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within five years. But more importantly it could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered. Scientists have always believed that the soil was teeming with new and potent antibiotics because bacteria have developed novel ways to fight off other microbes. But 99 per...
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation

    08/09/2013 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-9-13 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • O’Keefe Sting Catches ‘Obamaphone’ Salesmen on Camera: ‘I Don’t Care What You Do With It’

    06/18/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | John Fund
    James O’Keefe is back. His new book Breakthrough chronicling his undercover video takedowns of ACORN, NPR, and local election officials who ignore voter fraud is being published today. He also has a new video out that should embarrass two companies who distribute government-paid-for “Obamaphones” to people who claim they lack cellular service. Company reps are seen handing them out to O’Keefe allies who say they will sell them for drug money, to buy handbags, or to pay their bills. No objection is heard. O’Keefe will appear on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor to discuss just how much of a scam the $2.2...
  • You "ARE" the waters of My voice

    03/25/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,Jedediah ^ | 3-25-13 | Jedediah
    Do you see My children I have come to take you by the hand, to say things, to do things and to reveal things, new things not from long ago but My very fresh Manna no longer hidden but true and uncontainable for it is Kingdom Fruit from The Tree of Life and My river flows through it for you "ARE" the waters of My Voice (that "is" The will of The Father). . . Revelation 2:17 17 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him...
  • IBM makes atomic chip breakthrough

    03/22/2013 5:02:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    TGDaily ^ | 3/22/13 | Mike Magee
    Scientists at IBM claimed today that it has cracked a materials conundrum that may well create a new class of memory and logic chips. The scientists discovered a way to operate chips using small ionic currents. That’s streams of charged atoms mimicking the way the human brain works. Moore’s Law is close to bust at the CMOS level, IBM thinks and low power and high performance semiconductors using different techniques will soon be needed. The IBM scientists have figured out that you can reversibly transform metal oxides between inslating and conductive states by inserting and removing oxygen ions through electric...
  • Doctors say infant cured of HIV at UMC

    03/03/2013 4:49:57 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 90 replies
    WAPT ^ | 3/3/13
    JACKSON, Miss. —Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center said they have cured a baby suffering from HIV and the breakthrough is reverberating worldwide. Related Woman says ex kidnapped her 18-wheeler overturns off of I-20 3 arrested in Jackson drug bust Grenade launcher found during drug bust Fire hydrant testing begins in West... "There is excitement around this," said Dr. Deborah Persaud of John's Hopkins Children's Center. Doctors across the country are heralding the medical breakthrough in Jackson. "We have, perhaps inadvertently, but in fact, cured the child," said Dr. Hannah Gay, associate professor of pediatrics. "We don't know...
  • The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED)

    02/09/2012 10:15:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 2/8/12 | Brent Rose
    There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by? The NASA Biocapsule—made of carbon nanotubes—will be able to "diagnose" and instantly treat an astronaut without him or her even knowing there's something amiss. It would be like having your own personal Dr. McCoy—implanted under your skin. It represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of medicine, and yes, it'll work on Earth, too....
  • Physicists 'record' magnetic breakthrough

    02/07/2012 10:44:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/7/12
    An international team of scientists has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology. The researchers found they could record information using only heat - a previously unimaginable scenario. They believe this discovery will not only make future magnetic recording devices faster, but more energy-efficient too. The results of the research, which was led by the University of York's Department of Physics, are reported in the February edition of Nature Communications. York physicist Thomas Ostler said: "Instead of using a magnetic field to...
  • Now patients are denied 'breakthrough' prostate cancer drug as health watchdogs brand

    02/01/2012 9:30:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/1/12 | Jenny Hope
    A ‘breakthrough’ drug that gives extra months of life to men with advanced prostate cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS. The once-daily pill was developed by UK scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and trials were partly funded by British charities. But it has been branded as too expensive by the rationing watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Abiraterone is the latest prostate cancer drug to face an NHS ban despite being proven to extend life for men with advanced disease. Last month another drug--Jevtana--was turned down as ‘not cost-effective’.
  • IAEA: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push

    09/03/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/3/11 | Yossi Melman
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog released a report Saturday stating that Iran is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons, adding that the Islamic Republic has upgraded its nuclear facilities in order to defend them from possible cyber attacks. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has installed new and improved 2IR as well as 4IR centrifuges, which according to experts, will be immune to cyber attacks that were able to breach the older centrifuges. The centrifuges have allegedly been installed, the report states, in a fortified underground facility for uranium enrichment near the city of Qom.