Australian researchers have developed a genetically modified banana that is nearly immune to Panama disease. Panama disease is a fungal infection that prevents banana plants from absorbing nutrients and eventually kills the plant. The banana is the first genetically modified fruit to be approved.
Scientists have created a partially synthetic version of moss for industrial use. This could lead to new methods for producing medicines and other products.
At the Newspaper Publishers' gala for Newspaper of the Year, Warp News and the AI bot, WALL-Y, are one of three nominees in the category Innovation of the Year.
Two thousand years ago, an ancient library of papyrus scrolls was buried under a volcanic eruption. They cannot be unrolled without being destroyed. But thanks to the Vesuvius challenge, several competing teams have managed to read the scrolls anyway. The winning team was awarded $700,000.
While one patient is being operated on, the next one is prepared and is immediately rolled in as soon as the first one is finished.
Obesity, a major health problem affecting about 70% of adults in the U.S. and over half in Europe, is linked to several serious diseases. Recently, a new class of drugs, GLP-1 receptor agonists, originally for diabetes, has shown significant promise in treating obesity with manageable side effects.
The winner will succeed in rejuvenating several vital body functions by at least 10 years, for people aged 65 to 80 years old.
The technique can potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from wineries by at least 30 percent. Byproducts like grape skins could offer alternatives to antibiotics, addressing a growing resistance problem.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have devised a new and efficient way to recycle metals from electric car batteries. The method enables the recycling of 100 percent of aluminum and 98 percent of lithium from used electric car batteries.