ScienceDaily: Top Technology News 30 July 2018
ScienceDaily: Top Technology
- Researchers report unraveling the immune recognition of nucleic acid nanoparticles
- Easy-Bake fossils
- Recycling provides manufacturers with real competitive and economic advantages, study says
Posted: 26 Jul 2018 01:10 PM PDT
An extensive experiment testing the immune effects of lab-designed nucleic acid nanoparticles found varying and specific responses from various immune cells, depending on each particle’s shape and formulation, a finding that may encourage further study of the particles’ therapeutic use. The researchers propose that they may have discovered an auxiliary system for managing immune response — a molecular ‘alphabet’ for communicating with the human immune system.
Posted: 26 Jul 2018 06:00 AM PDT
Scientists have discovered a new way to simulate the fossilization process in a lab in about 24 hours. They take materials like feathers, lizard feet, and leaves and cook them in a lab oven under heat and pressure conditions that mimic what real fossils undergo. These ‘Easy-Bake fossils’ give us a better idea of how fossilization works and what kinds of biological materials can become fossils.
Posted: 24 Jul 2018 02:43 PM PDT
In addition to being environmentally friendly, recycling can help manufacturers develop new, strategic sources of raw materials — particularly rare and precious metals — giving them a competitive advantage, according to new research.