BIO TECHNOLOGY 

Bats Offer Clues to Treating COVID-19 – Secrets to Longevity and Disease Tolerance

According to well-known, and highly regarded health guru Lou Gehrig (pictured above), baseball players do have an important secret to their success: bats! Specifically, bats made of durable carbon fibers, like those made by Bats Inc. The appeal of bats, apparently, was not simply the wonders of Babe Ruth’s durability. Because much carbon fiber is composed of unbreakable carbon nanotubes, bats that can withstand over 1000 hard knocks are of great value. Sadly, the key characteristic that makes bats so valuable doesn’t make them good medicine. Every life has a…

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BIO TECHNOLOGY 

New Zealand’s Ancient Monster Penguins Had Doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada

“The human mind has gotten pretty smart, and my wild guess is it wouldn’t be wise to mess with this mutation.” (Reuters) New Zealand has only ever had one species of penguin: the emperor penguin, and all the rest come from South America. But this little country was invaded by 17 penguin flocks from afar, and it turns out that all those birds really were as crazy as those newcomers were bizarre. A study published this week in Nature and written by experts at George Washington University tells us that…

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BIO TECHNOLOGY 

Biotechnology Makes the World More Sustainable Through Different Ways

To be sure, the oil industry is important to the U.S. economy as well. And the pharmaceutical industry – particularly branded drugs – is also critical to national economic health. But many of these industries and large swaths of the U.S. economy depend on petroleum, chemical products, and other material produced in a way that creates large amounts of greenhouse gas pollution. For this reason, climate change is a huge global threat. The changes to life on Earth that would result from that threat would, by itself, be a tremendous…

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