Using the power of biology to solve challenges in defence

DASA has launched a new Themed Competition: Engineering Biology for Defense and Security Funded by the Defense and Science Technology Laboratory Run in cooperation with the US Department of Defense Up to £ 1.5m funding available for engineering biology technologies The Defense and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Themed Competition called … Read more

New study highlights challenges to pumpkin and watermelon production in Uganda – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A new study published in the CABI Agriculture and Bioscience Journal highlights that pests, diseases, and drought, are the main challenges to pumpkin and watermelon production in Uganda. A new study published in the CABI Agriculture and Bioscience Journal highlights that pests, diseases, and drought, are the main challenges to pumpkin and watermelon production in … Read more

Synthetic Biology Market Analysis by Size, Demand, Future Trends, Challenges, Growth Opportunities and Forecast by 2028 | Amyris, DNA2.0, Evolva, DSM, Twist biosciences

A thorough analysis of Synthetic Biology Market statistics about the current as well as emerging trends offers clarity regarding the Synthetic Biology Market dynamics. The report includes Porter’s Five Forces to analyze the prominence of various features such as the understanding of both the suppliers and customers, risks posed by various agents, the strength of … Read more

UTSW researchers part of winning global team in Cancer Grand Challenges : Newsroom

Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D. DALLAS – June 16, 2022 – UT Southwestern researchers Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D., and Sihan Wu, Ph.D., are part of a team that has been awarded a Cancer Grand Challenges grant, a unique award that aims to solve some of cancer’s toughest problems by bringing together global teams with diverse areas … Read more

Salk Professor Janelle Ayres joins Cancer Grand Challenges team tackling cancer cachexia – BIOENGINEER.ORG

LA JOLLA— (June 16, 2022) An international team of researchers, including Salk Institute Professor Janelle Ayres, has been selected to receive a $ 25 million Cancer Grand Challenges award to tackle the challenge of cancer cachexia, a debilitating wasting condition that often leads to a poor quality of life for people in the later stages … Read more

Stanford-led research finds small modular reactors will exacerbate challenges of highly radioactive nuclear waste

May 30, 2022 Small modular reactors, long touted as the future of nuclear energy, will actually generate more radioactive waste than conventional nuclear power plants, according to research from Stanford and the University of British Columbia. By Mark Shwartz Nuclear reactors generate reliable supplies of electricity with limited greenhouse gas emissions. But a nuclear power … Read more

Science Academies Call on G-7 Governments to Take Urgent Action to Accelerate Decarbonization, Develop Antiviral Drugs to Increase Pandemic Preparedness, Address Other Global Challenges

“Our health and the health of our planet are deeply interconnected, and we must prioritize both,” said US National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt. “Governments should act swiftly and collaborate on addressing these global challenges with science to ensure a better future for us all.” Antiviral Drugs: Increasing Preparedness for the Next Pandemic [PDF]One … Read more

Char Dham railway line: An uphill task in face of geological challenges

RVNL ready to build a curtailed link: that would mean the Indian Army will have to cover a longer distance to the China border by road. TopicsChar Dham Yatra | Indian Railways | Stock Market Sai Manish | New Delhi Last Updated at May 27, 2022 19:27 IST Rail Vikas Nigam … Read more

Ethical challenges in microbiome research — ScienceDaily

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While this isn’t the first time that a call for more ethical research engagement in the biological sciences has been sounded, this approach, published in the May … Read more