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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

DARPA program drives automated molecule production

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Make-It Program is making progress toward fully automated rapid molecule production. The Make-It research teams are developing automated devices that create the desired chemical based on the software-generated recipe. These software tools... Read More »

Malaria vaccine combo may reduce number of cases

Imperial College London researchers have determined that the use of a pair of experimental anti-malarial vaccines may reduce the number of malaria infections. Details of the probe in eLife outlined the testing of two types of vaccines in mice: those preventing mosquitoes from transferring the... Read More »

Raytheon receives milestone patent

Raytheon is the recipient of the nation’s 10 millionth patent, which covers a system for obtaining real-time readings on speed and distance from the data stream created by laser radars. The company currently holds 13,000 active patents, which includes nearly 4,500 based in the United States,... Read More »

New study addresses mosquito populations, West Nile

Researchers from the University of Waterloo recently touted the benefits of a pesticide-free approach to limiting mosquito populations that also addresses the spread of West Nile virus. The work, published in Plos One, outlined the process of introducing hungry minnows into bodies of water where... Read More »