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DRDO Successfully Demonstrates Quantum Key Technology for Secure Communication Between Two Labs

New Delhi, December 9: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully demonstrated communication between its two labs using Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology. “Secure communications are vital for defence and strategic agencies world over and distribution of encryption keys from time to time is an important requirement in this context… Quantum based […]

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DRDO Successfully Demonstrates Quantum Key Technology for Secure Communication Between Two Labs

New Delhi, December 9: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully demonstrated communication between its two labs using Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology. “Secure communications are vital for defence and strategic agencies world over and distribution of encryption keys from time to time is an important requirement in this context… Quantum based […]

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Once-discounted binding mechanism may be key to targeting viruses

“Position 4” didn’t seem important until researchers took a long look at a particular peptide. That part of the peptide drawn from a SARS-CoV virus turned out to have an unexpected but significant influence on how it stably binds with a receptor central to the immune system’s ability to attack diseased cells. In a study published by the Proceedings of […]

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Once-discounted binding mechanism may be key to targeting viruses

“Position 4” didn’t seem important until researchers took a long look at a particular peptide. That part of the peptide drawn from a SARS-CoV virus turned out to have an unexpected but significant influence on how it stably binds with a receptor central to the immune system’s ability to attack diseased cells. In a study published by the Proceedings of […]

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Engineering a Way Out of Climate Change: Genetically Modified Organisms Could be the Key

Scientists explain how genetically engineered organisms can help us diminish atmospheric carbon and tackle climate change Fighting the imminent climate change crisis has now become a global priority. In this regard, scientists in the US have discussed how gene editing technology can modify plants and organisms to reduce atmospheric CO2 and slow down climate change. […]

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Parasitic worms offer ‘the missing link’ on the dual nature of a key immune regulator

De’Broski Herbert has a philosophy that’s guided his career researching helminths, or parasitic worms, and their interaction with their hosts’ immune systems: “Follow the worm.” “The mantra of my lab since its inception has been that parasitic worms manipulate their hosts in very interesting ways to maintain their survival,” says Herbert, an associate professor of pathobiology […]