Rapid DNA Sequencing Tech Breaks the Speed Record

In just 7 hours, 18 minutes, US researchers went from collecting a blood sample to offering a disease diagnosis. This is the result of ultra-rapid DNA sequencing technology paired with massive cloud storage and computing.

World-First Novel Drug Delivery System Developed

Australian researchers developed: the world’s first metal-organic framework (MOF) antibody-drug delivery system that has the potential to fast-track potent new therapies for cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

New Synthetic Tooth Enamel Is Harder and Stronger Than Real

The artificial tooth enamel (ATE) was produced using AIP-coated hydroxyapatite nanowires. This allowed the engineered structures to have an atomic, nanoscale, and microscale organization like natural enamel.

Breakthrough To Enable People With Paralysis To Walk Again

For the first time in the world, Israeli researchers have engineered 3D human spinal cord tissues and implanted them in lab model with long-term chronic paralysis.  

New research could be the first step to hydrogen power

A team of researchers have produced a novel molecule that could be used to allow hydrogen to be made from solar energy on demand—even when the Sun is not out.

Pig heart transplanted to human for the first time

The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced that its staff had completed the first transplant of a pig's heart into a human. The patient was too sick to qualify for the standard transplant list. 

China's Artificial Sun Just Broke a Record

In a new world record, China's "artificial sun" project has sustained a nuclear fusion reaction for more than 17 min. Superheated plasma reached almost 70 million degrees C— that's roughly five times hotter than the sun.

Singapore researchers develop world's first smart bandage

The scientists, in collaboration with Singapore General Hospital, created VeCare, a bandage with a wearable sensor that can conduct real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds via an app.

Second HIV Patient Naturally Achieved "Sterilizing Cure of Infection"

A 30-year-old woman from the city of Esperanza, Argentina - the so-called Esperanza Patient - appears to be the second person whose immune system cleared the HIV-1 virus without antiretroviral therapy.

Meet Homo bodoensis, New Species of Human Ancestor

Homo bodoensis lived in Africa during the early Middle Pleistocene, around 500,000 years ago, and was the direct ancestor of the Homo sapiens lineage.

Low-Cost Antidepressant Fluvoxamine Saves Lives of COVID-19 Patients

An inexpensive repurposed drug called fluvoxamine can save the lives of COVID-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 percent.

Scientists used a tiny brain implant to help a blind teacher see

A former science teacher who's been blind for 16 years became able to see letters, discern objects' edge thanks to a visual prosthesis that includes a camera and a brain implant.

The South Pole just had its most severe cold season on record

The average temperature at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station between April and September, a frigid minus - 61 Celsius and was the coldest on record, dating back to 1957.

We may have already detected dark energy

About a year ago, the XENON1T experiment reported an unexpected signal, or excess, over the expected background. This signal could be attributable to dark energy.

100 Giant Sinkholes Are Appearing in The Croatian Village

There may have been as many as 100 sinkholes in and around the two communities. Some of the holes appeared in remote areas, while many others appeared within yards from people's homes or beneath homes.