Day: November 21, 2020

Novel CRISPR system can stop cancer in its tracks

Scientists have developed a new system using the CRISPR genome-editing system to attack and kill cancer cells. The system targets cancel cells directly and, like “scissors,” cuts their DNA, killing them. Additional trials and testing are needed, but the promising new system could eventually be used to fight cancer in humans.

The fight against cancer has been ongoing since, well, pretty much since human doctors realized that it was deadly. There have been many advancements in the battle against the disease, though a true cure has always seemed out of reach. Researchers at Tel Aviv University believe they are making progress toward that incredible goal with the help of the CRISPR genome-editing system.

As the scientists explain in a new paper published in Science Advances, the tool that was developed in the hopes of correcting potentially harmful genetic quirks may prove to be the ultimate tool for destroying deadly cancers. The team’s research has revealed that by using what they describe as a “novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system,” they can target cancer cells specifically and effectively kill them off with no chance that they will reactivate.

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Everyone is talking about these top 10 streaming TV shows right now

At the top of this week’s list of the most-watched TV shows across all of the major streaming platforms like Netflix is The Queen’s Gambit, a coming-of-age series about a chess prodigy. Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit is so popular right now that it’s inspired something of a run on toy stores, which are fast selling out of chess sets. This data about the most-watched TV shows comes via the streaming search engine service Reelgood.

With a little more than a month to go until Christmas, chess sets are flying off of shelves both actual and virtual right now as players are racing to get their hands on one to such an extent that it’s a little reminiscent of the early pandemic run on toilet paper. Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme, but not by much — especially when you talk to sources like BMO Capital Markets toy analyst Gerrick Johnson, who came up short a few weeks ago when trying to find a particular Cardinal chess set. “It was sold out everywhere I went,” he told NPR.

Same story at Goliath Games, according to the company’s director of marketing Mary Higbe. Its sales are through the roof right now — up over 1,000% compared to last year, thanks in part to the fact that it sells six different chess sets (like the Pressman sets that come in red boxes and which are a familiar sight in the toy aisle at a store like Walmart, per NPR). What gives? The answer, funnily enough, can be found on our latest list of the most-watched TV shows across all the top streaming services right now. In a word, three words actually, the motivating factor is The Queen’s Gambit — the latest unlikely hit to become a pop culture masterpiece on Netflix.

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ICYMI: An in-depth look at Apple’s MacBook Air M1

Although there weren’t quite as many new products to review this week as there were in the previous couple of weeks, the devices we did get our hands on were impressive. We put Apple’s new MacBook Air with M1 system-on-chip to the test, as well as AM…

GIGABYTE’s New AMD BRIX Series: Now With AMD Ryzen 4000U Renoir!

One of the key questions when AMD launched its latest Ryzen Mobile processor family, Renoir, was when the chip would be available in the Mini-PC space. At the time, AMD made motions saying that the key market they were focusing on was for laptops, but they wouldn’t preclude partners that were interested in building miniature systems. We’re starting to see a few of them trickle through into the market now, and GIGABYTE is also going down this route with its BRIX series. The new BRIX S Mini-PCs will be offered with up to a Ryzen 7 4700U, with Vega graphics, M.2 support, Wi-Fi 6, and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet

The History

GIGABYTE briefly toyed with AMD versions of its BRIX almost seven years ago now in 2013, using Richland-based dual core processors and AMD mobile graphics. These units, while an interesting foray into AMD small form factor machines, were a hot mess – I purchased a unit recently and it overheats to the point of shutdown! It was a rushed product with bad cooling, and was removed from the market as quickly as it had arrived. At that point we weren’t sure we would see other AMD Mini-PCs, and I was somewhat aware that the focus for these companies was solely on Intel.

The Present

With Zen, and now Zen2, that has changed. It would appear that a number of companies like GIGABYTE and its competitors now see AMD’s mobile offerings as competitive in this Mini-PC space where batteries aren’t needed. Because these processors are soldered on like in the mobile form factor, a system comes as a unit with the processor attached, and so finding the right performance in the right form factor where there is demand are all dimensions to the puzzle to ensure a relevant product.

Despite AMD focusing on laptops with its Zen2 ‘Renoir’ processors, offering eight cores and sixteen threads, as well as Vega 8 graphics all within a 15-25 W form factor, this processor is very appealing for the mini-PC space. GIGABYTE has developed two product lines for its BRIX series: the standard BRIX, and BRIX S which supports an additional 2.5-inch SSD.

With the new BRIX and BRIX S series, users will also be able to support four display outputs, such as HDMI 2.0a, DisplayPort, and dual USB-C with DP passthroughs – double supported by the Mac Mini M1. Two SO-DIMM DDR4 slots enable up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and for storage, all units will have an M.2 slot for storage which supports PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA M.2 drives. On the BRIX S, there is also a SATA port for a 2.5-inch drive as well.

For connectivity, the BRIX and BRIX S lines will have 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) with Bluetooth 5.1 and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet – this last one I wasn’t actually expecting in a form factor like this, which usually goes with one or two single gigabit Ethernet ports, but it appears GIGABYTE sees value in 2.5 GbE

It’s time to decide if we’re willing to eat human meat or not

A team of scientists has developed a conceptual “kit” to grow your own meat at home using human cells. The team wants to draw attention to the shortcomings of the lab-grown meat industry. No lab-grown meat is currently available for sale, but the industry is growing rapidly.

If you’re a meat-eater you’ve spent your life feasting on the bodies of other animals. Science has advanced to the point that, today, humans can actually grow meat in a lab using cells from still-living animals. It’s not being done on any large scale, but a team of researchers is questioning whether or not it should be, and they’ve set up shop at the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.

As Dezeen reports, the so-called Ouroboros Steak concept is homegrown meat using a combination of human skin cells (taken painlessly from your cheek) and blood serum. The result is meat that has the look, feel, and presumably taste of real human flesh, but is grown rather than taken from a living creature. So… would you eat yourself?

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