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Finding the elusive aquaporin modulators

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Aquaporins are channel proteins that facilitate the transport of water across cells. The discovery of aquaporins in 1992, for which researcher Peter Agre received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, opened the door to a new therapeutic approach for treating many health conditions. On one particular start-up’s journey in finding applicable aquaporin modulators, the student has become the master. Water...

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Senolytics showcase link between life extension and therapeutics

A significant part of ongoing anti-aging research has conventional applications in the treatment of gerontological conditions while also opening up potential avenues for life extension. Two entrepreneurs – Lewis Gruber of Siwa Therapeutics and Marc Ramis Castelltort of Senolytic Therapeutics and Rejuversen AG – discuss how their cutting-edge research serves two purposes – to improve health at old...

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The biggest obstacle to quantum computing is… noise?

We spoke to Jessica Pointing, a world-renowned quantum computing expert and Harvard graduate currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Quantum Computing from Stanford University. Among the interesting insight she shared with us, she explained how various types of noise can affect quantum computations and what can be done to eliminate or avoid the resulting errors. In the quantum context, ‘noise’...

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Delivering value right now with quantum computing

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Some refer to quantum computers as a big technological bubble in which people will soon lose interest, others believe that it might take decades to see some significant breakthrough in this field. For other companies and experts, quantum computing is already here. Tina Sebastian, CEO of Quacoon and a seasoned expert in both computer science and manufacturing, is convinced that quantum technology...

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