Sweat sensor could alert doctors, patients to looming COVID cytokine storm (video)

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2021 — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors recognized that patients who developed a “cytokine storm” —

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CO2 conversion using a new Power-to-X system

Using excess electricity from wind and solar power, and CO2 from biogas, a new project aims to produce biomethane in a pilot-scale experiment – an important step in the Power-to-X technology that may give exports of Danish technology a green future

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The Science Behind the Shot: Biotech Tools Developed at Brookhaven Lab Fundamental to Making COVID-19 Vaccines

You’ve probably heard that the first two vaccines approved for battling COVID-19 in the United States use a relatively new approach—injections of simple packets containing mRNA, a genetic material that instructs our cells to make coronavirus spike proteins. But the technology for generating sufficient amounts of those mRNA packets dates back to the 1980s, when F. William Studier, then a senior biophysicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, developed a way to harness the molecular machinery of a very different virus.

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Scientists identify virus-cell interaction that may explain COVID-19’s high infection rate

Lehigh researchers quantify the specific interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — with the ACE2 receptors in human cells that may partially explain its high infection rate compared to SARS-CoV-1

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