Global Technology – July 2012

Now let’s focus on this month’s most important advances in technology.  We’ll begin with a breakthrough in biotech.

According to a new report in Nature Biotechnology, computer-designed proteins have been constructed to fight the flu.  Researchers at the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington have reengineered proteins to act as broad-spectrum antiviral agents against a variety of influenza virus strains, including the H1N1 pandemic influenza.  And one of these engineered proteins has a flu-fighting potenc.....

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