Scientists explore synthesis of griffithsin in cell-free systems

A recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server described the cell-free manufacturing of griffithsin (GRFT), a broad-spectrum antiviral protein. Study: An approach to rapid distributed manufacturing of broad spectrum anti-viral griffithsin using cell-free systems to mitigate pandemics. Image Credit: Juan Gaertner/Shutterstock Drugs and vaccines are currently manufactured in large and expensive facilities. The drug … Read more

Victorian dairy workers fight for industry-wide hot weather policies, including paid leave

As summer heats up in Victoria, dairy workers across the state are getting ready to take historic action to fight for more guaranteed rights on days of extreme weather. Key points: Dairy workers are fighting to implement stricter rules for their workplaces on high heat days They are reporting increasingly hot days and a lack … Read more

Kearney’s Grace Fellowship Church completes a year-round greenhouse

“Time” reports that NASA’s Artemis program aims to return American astronauts to the moon and establish permanent lunar bases. This means they must use the moon’s soil, referred to as regolith, as a medium to grow crops in lunar greenhouses. With NASA prepping themselves to go back to the moon for longer excursions, it became … Read more

Chitin-immobilized nanobodies for SARS-CoV-2 detection

In a recent study posted to bioRxiv*, researchers demonstrated a novel strategy to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) using chitin-immobilized nanobodies. Study: Efficient SARS-CoV-2 detection utilizing chitin-immobilized nanobodies synthesized in Ustilago maydis. Image Credit: CROCOTHERY/Shutterstock Background Shark and Camelidae-derived nanobodies are emerging alternatives to traditional antibodies. Nanobodies bind to ligands at the … Read more

The Best Quick Pilates Workouts To Strengthen Your Core And Trim Fat Off Your Sides Over 50

With the end of the year just a few short months away, you may already be thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions, and if you’re like many people, getting fit will be at the top of the list. (After all, we’ll need to find a way to work off all that Halloween candy we’re currently … Read more