The CRISPR story: How basic research discovery changed science

When Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier embarked on the project that would change science and medicine in incalculable ways, their intentions were much more muted. Theirs was a basic research inquiry into bacterial immune systems, not an attempt to develop a new tool to manipulate the genetic code.

Yet their discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 editing complex, recognized Wednesday with the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has ignited what even scientists allergic to hyperbole routinely call a revolution in how science is conducted. Researchers and companies are regularly discovering new applications in agriculture, diagnostics, and therapeutic development.

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Sanford Research launches science distance-learning website

In an ever increasingly digital ingrained world, no knowledge is out of reach — and that adage is one step closer to a reality with Sanford Reasearch’s newly launched digital lab for parents, teachers and students.

Sanford Research launched its first science distance-learning website in a world that has been forced to adjust to the changing times as the coronavirus pandemic forces many eager minds behind a computer screen. This resource from the Sanford PROMISE, (Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration) for parents, teachers and students is making scientific education accessible just in time for remote learning.

There is a physical PROMISE lab located in Sioux Falls, SD that has had more than 9,000 visitors. Here, students can participate in hands-on science activities and witness Sanford Research scientists in action.

To suit students unable to visit PROMISE lab, whether it be because of distance or social distancing, the

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Honeywell Acquires Rocky Research, A Technology Leader In Power And Thermal Management

PHOENIX, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has acquired privately held Rocky Research, a Boulder City, Nevada-based technology leader specializing in thermal, energy and power management solutions. This acquisition expands Honeywell’s existing, broad portfolio, which includes power generation systems, energy storage, and power and thermal management systems. It also combines Rocky Research’s proven research and development capabilities with Honeywell’s worldwide reach and engineering integration, test and production expertise.

The acquisition of Rocky Research positions Honeywell with an advanced capability in the fast-growing power and thermal management market. The combined, differentiated capabilities of Rocky Research and Honeywell will help reduce the size, weight, power and cost of thermal and power management and hardware systems. Rocky Research will be integrated into Honeywell’s Aerospace business.

“Rocky Research is an ideal addition to Honeywell’s expanding product portfolio. Effective cooling systems optimized for size, weight and power are critical to meet the growing

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New biochemical research shows significant turnovers in Southeast Asian environments and animals during the Pleistocene — ScienceDaily

In a paper published today in the journal Nature, scientists from the Department of Archaeology at MPI-SHH in Germany and Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution have found that the loss of these grasslands was instrumental in the extinction of many of the region’s megafauna, and probably of ancient humans too.

“Southeast Asia is often overlooked in global discussions of megafauna extinctions,” says Associate Professor Julien Louys who led the study, “but in fact it once had a much richer mammal community full of giants that are now all extinct.”

By looking at stable isotope records in modern and fossil mammal teeth, the researchers were able to reconstruct whether past animals predominately ate tropical grasses or leaves, as well as the climatic conditions at the time they were alive. “These types of analyses provide us with unique and unparalleled snapshots into the diets of these species and

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Research identifies sperm biomarker associated with couples’ pregnancy probability — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have identified a single-measure biomarker in sperm mitochondrial DNA that may predict male reproductive health and pregnancy success.

The discovery applies not just to couples seeking care for infertility but also for the general population. This biomarker could become a more accurate predictor of male infertility than semen parameters, on which health care organizations and clinicians have long relied.

“Clinically, the diagnosis of male infertility really hasn’t changed in decades,” says UMass Amherst environmental epigeneticist Richard Pilsner, corresponding author of the study published today, Oct. 6, in the journal Human Reproduction. “In the last 10 to 20 years, there have been major advances in the understanding of the molecular and cellular functions of sperm, but the clinical diagnosis hasn’t changed or caught up.”

In addition to Pilsner, the team of UMass researchers included lead author Allyson Rosati, who wrote the paper as

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Aliro Surges Ahead As The Leader In Quantum Network Technologies With New Products, Research, and Funding

“The quantum internet will enable transformative applications with wide-ranging societal impacts, including physics-based secure communications, ultra-precise long-baseline astronomy, and advances in medical imaging,” said Aliro Quantum CTO Prineha Narang, PhD. “But to build these networks, telecom and government organizations have an immediate need for accurate simulation and emulation tools. Aliro is proud to unveil pioneering research and simulation products, significant milestones on our mission to make quantum technologies accessible with a write-once-run-anywhere cloud platform.”

Aliro will introduce two new quantum simulation products with superior usability and accuracy to help quantum R&D departments significantly reduce the time and budget associated with distributed quantum computing development:

  • Aliro™ Q.Compute (AQC) is a hardware-independent quantum computing development environment with an intuitive UX, access to a variety of quantum computing backends, and a robust set of optimization schemes. AQC’s noise-expert compiler makes the necessary transformations to quantum circuits, freeing quantum R&D teams of constraint considerations
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Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

Cisco’s Internet for the Future routers and software will deliver key services for the Internet2 nationwide research and education network

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Internet2 today announced a strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions across the U.S. research and education (R&E) infrastructure that enables scientific collaboration at a global scale. The new agreement between the two organizations focuses on delivering a national R&E network with increased capacity incrementing at 400 gigabits per second, on-demand cloud-connectivity, and a reduced carbon footprint that will remove 6681 metric tons a year of carbon from the environment. The agreement also includes collaborative opportunities for Internet2 and Cisco to support research activities and multi-domain service orchestration with campus and regional partners.

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Cisco’s selection

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Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico – Press Release

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 07, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to test applications and build new use cases for 5G networks, securing Puerto Rico’s future success.

* 5G technology has now advanced to testbed applications.

* The Puerto Rico 5G Zone is a collaboration with Celeres Capital, the Indiana 5G Zone, public and private sectors, and academia.

Rear Admiral Peter Brown, President Trump’s Special Representative for Puerto Rico’s Disaster Recovery along with Eric Burger from the Office of Science Technology Policy offered their support for the Puerto Rico 5G Zone during today’s conference.

Established through a memorandum of understanding between Celeres Capital and the Indiana 5G

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Anti-Inflammatory Biologics Market 2020: Global Size, Growth Factors, Emerging Technologies, Major Segments, Forecast Research Report 2026

The global “Anti-Inflammatory Biologics Market Size” is expected to reach USD 149.80 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.0% during the forecast period. The indication of an inflammatory surplus in patients with COVID-19 along with plentiful neutrophils and macrophages will revivify growth prospects for the anti-inflammatory biologics market share during the forecast period. The ongoing trials for anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antibodies in severe cases of autoimmune inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or ankylosing spondylitis will aid the speedy expansion of the market during the forecast period, mentioned by Fortune Business Insights, in a report, titled “Anti-Inflammatory Biologics Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Drug Class (Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), Interleukin Antagonists, Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitors, Others), By Application (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, and Others), By Route of Administration (Oral and Injection (Subcutaneous and Intravenous)), By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy Retail Pharmacy, and Online

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Automated Test Equipment Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Growing Use of Smartphone to Boost the Market Growth

The global automated test equipment market size is poised to grow by USD 1.47 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Automated Test Equipment Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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