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MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom into antibiotic medication

MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom into antibiotic medication

A systematic study of antimicrobial properties of a toxin found in the South American wasp has allowed researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to create variants of a peptide that can kill bacteria but doesn’t harm humans. Insect venoms are …Continue reading

Final preparations underway for NASA’s mission to search nearby stars for new worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered exoplanets around nearby stars, which can then be assessed for their capacity to harbor life, said a statement released on Wednesday. It …Continue reading

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