New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2022-11-25 05:06:33

A new technique has been added to the CRISPR gene-editing toolbox. Known as PASTE, the system uses virus enzymes to “drag-and-drop” large sections of DNA into a genome, which could help treat a range of genetic diseases.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: CRISPR, gene therapy, Genetics, Genetic engineering, MIT, DNA, Virus, Enzyme … [Read more...]

Authenticated ancient coins reveal a Roman emperor lost to history

History is full of artifacts that later turn out to be fakes, but very occasionally the opposite can happen. New analysis of ancient Roman coins long dismissed as forgeries has found they appear to be authentic, revealing a previously unknown Roman emperor.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: History, Currency, Romania, Rome, Archeology, University College London, University of Glasgow, Microscopes … [Read more...]

Vaping linked to increased risk of tooth cavities

Smoking is no good for your teeth, that is well-known. But what about vaping? New research from Tufts University suggests using e-cigarettes may not be that much better, finding an association between increased risk for cavities and vaping.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: e-cigarette, E-cigarettes, Vaping, Teeth, Dental, Tufts University … [Read more...]

First-ever blood test for myocarditis detects heart inflammation

Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a blood biomarker that signals the presence of myocarditis. It's hoped the discovery will lead to a rapid blood test to catch this deadly and difficult-to-diagnose inflammatory heart condition.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Blood, Diagnosis, Inflammatory, Heart Disease, Queen Mary University of London … [Read more...]

Scorched Ice skate sensors are like wearable hockey coaches

It goes without saying that if a hockey player isn't skating at their full potential, they're not as good of a player as they could be. That's where Scorched Ice hockey skate sensors are made to come in, as they assess the user's skating performance.Continue ReadingCategory: Sports, LifestyleTags: Hockey, Skate, Wearable, Kickstarter, Performance … [Read more...]

Tough, cheap sensor uses satellite signals to monitor water levels

Water level sensors serve an important purpose in rivers, warning of floods and unsafe recreational conditions. A new one is claimed to be not only more robust and reliable than others, but also considerably less expensive.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: University of Bonn, water technology, River, Flooding, GPS … [Read more...]