Physicists discover a method to emulate nonlinear quantum electrodynamics in a lab environment

Key search result On the big screen, in video games, and in our imaginations, lightsabers blaze and clasp when they collide. In reality, like in a laser light show, the beams of light pass through each other, creating spider web patterns. This clash, or interference, only happens in fiction – …

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Development of a new method to produce chemically modified mRNA

In a recent study, the research group of the Institute for Organic Chemistry of the University of Cologne led by Prof. Dr. Stephanie Kath-Schorr describes a new method for the enzymatic production of synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA). While natural base modifications of mRNA are already used – for example by …

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Real-world Asian data is essential for global life science research

Swiss company BC Platforms (BCP) has announced the expansion of its R&D operations in Singapore, which spearheads precision medicine activities in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and Japan. The company also announced a research partnership with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), Singapore’s largest public health group. SingHealth has joined BCP’s BCRQUEST …

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Human rights organization develops method to estimate prevalence of online child sexual exploitation

The International Justice Mission (IJM), a global human rights organization, has developed a research approach to estimate the prevalence of trafficking to produce child sexual exploitation material. The method is expected to be implemented in the Philippines this year. “This is a remarkable victory for all who work and want …

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Choose an HIV prevention method

Study shows why it matters to young African women Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A new HIV prevention study has found that when young women have access to two biomedical prevention options, the dapivirine vaginal ring (DVR) and Truvada, an oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug, almost all choose to …

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All new sci-fi books are coming in March!

Head below for the full list of sci-fi titles awaiting you in March! Keep track of all new SFF releases here. All title summaries are taken and/or abstracted from the copy provided by the publisher. Release dates are subject to change. First week (March 1) stars and bones (A Continuation …

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Why virtual teams use the LEGO® Serious Play® method to build engagement

The LEGO® Serious Play® methodology brings behavioral change, builds a positive organizational culture and defines strategy. The last two years have caused huge disruptions in the culture and fabric of organizational teams that are now working remotely and communicating virtually. Organizations are constantly looking for ways to reduce the risk …

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Elex II spawns a stunning sci-fi RPG

ELEX II follows the continuing adventures of Jax as he strives to unite the disparate factions of humanity to confront another alien threat. The game opens with Jax returning home just before it is destroyed by the alien incursion. Despite the threats of another invasion looming in the sky, the …

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ELEX II open-world sci-fi RPG

Players are patiently waiting for the launch of ELEX II, a direct sequel to the original open-world RPG ELEX. Will be happy to know that ELEX II is now available to play on PC via Steam, PlayStation and Xbox. Experience 60 minutes of gameplay as YouTuber ESO walks you through …

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Development of a one-step analytical method for multiple amino acids using a microfluidic paper-based analytical device

In our previously reported LPAD for histidine, the enzymatic reaction had to be performed outside the LPAD: the reaction mixture with HisRS, histidine, ATP and MgCl2 in a microtube was heated using an aluminum heating block at 80 °C for 30 min and cooled on ice for 5 min. Then …

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