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Glowing Progress in Pathogen Discovery

New technology keys on fluorescence and machine learning to speedily scan thousands of images Becky Hess, a biomedical scientist, leads the OmniScreen project for PNNL. In OmniScreen, human cells glow if exposed to a pathogen.(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Any biological sample—dirt, water, or food, for example—contains billions of bacteria. Only […]

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NASA Marks Continued Progress on X-59

Assembly of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft is continuing during 2020 and making good progress, despite challenges such as those imposed by the unexpected global pandemic. NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or QueSST, is designed to fly faster than the speed of sound, without producing a loud, disruptive sonic boom, which is typically heard on […]

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NASA Marks Continued Progress on X-59

Assembly of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft is continuing during 2020 and making good progress, despite challenges such as those imposed by the unexpected global pandemic. NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or QueSST, is designed to fly faster than the speed of sound, without producing a loud, disruptive sonic boom, which is typically heard on […]

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A cure for herpes? There is progress to report

Mouse studies show gene therapy can cause big drop in latent infections. It takes a persistent scientist to stop a persistent virus. A decade ago, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center virologist Dr. Keith Jerome began exploring the idea that lifelong infections with herpes viruses might be cured by using the DNA-cutting tools of gene therapy. […]

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Seeing Progress | Technology Org

As we get older, many of our body’s processes start slowing down. For instance, a cut on the hand will take longer to heal after middle age than in youth. That said, it still heals. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the cells at the back of the eye, which simply don’t repair much after […]

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Seeing Progress | Technology Org

As we get older, many of our body’s processes start slowing down. For instance, a cut on the hand will take longer to heal after middle age than in youth. That said, it still heals. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the cells at the back of the eye, which simply don’t repair much after […]

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Progress toward a treatment for Krabbe disease

In one out of 100,000 infants, a mutation in the GALC gene causes an incurable, always fatal disorder known as infantile Krabbe disease, or globoid cell leukodystrophy. Most children with the condition die before they turn 2. A parallel condition also naturally affects dogs, who typically show symptoms of the disease at six weeks old […]

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Progress toward a treatment for Krabbe disease

In one out of 100,000 infants, a mutation in the GALC gene causes an incurable, always fatal disorder known as infantile Krabbe disease, or globoid cell leukodystrophy. Most children with the condition die before they turn 2. A parallel condition also naturally affects dogs, who typically show symptoms of the disease at six weeks old […]