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Slovenian Scientists Develop a Biological Device Which Detects Inflammations And Creates Cures

Researchers from the National Institute of Chemistry have created cells with the help of gene “hacking” which automatically detect inflammations and set in motion a therapeutic reaction – the creation of a cure. A group of Slovenian scientists has made a big step towards the advanced biological treatment of inflammatory diseases. It has created a prototype cell, which can be ...

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Slovenia To Become Associate Member Of CERN

Education, Science and Sports Minister Maja Makovec Brenčič signed an agreement making Slovenia an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with a view to becoming a full-fledged member in five years. The five-year transition period is standard for new members, the ministry has said, explaining that Slovenian researchers and companies will immediately have full access to ...

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Slovenian Researchers on Team That Described New ALS Gene

Several Slovenian researchers were on the team that described a new gene believed to be associated with increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The gene, called C21orf2, is interesting for further studies that will highlight the mechanism causing ALS and could potentially lead to the development of an effective therapy for what is ...

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What can Slovenian Companies Offer to European Space Agency (ESA)? A lot.

Slovenia has a lot of high-technological companies already cooperating, or wishing to cooperate with the European Space Agency. We are introducing some of them, along with the opinions of those cautioning against excessive optimism. This month the Republic of Slovenia signed an agreement under which Slovenia became an associated member of the European Space Agency (ESA). Once the agreement is ...

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Small Nature Miracle: First Baby Dragon Is Born

After four months of vigilant observation of the amphibian, and the eggs it laid, came the news from the cave: the first baby olm hatched! The olm started laying eggs on January 31, and the embryos within the eggs are becoming more and more active, which is a proof that they are growing and developing, was reported by the Postojna Jama. ...

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Slovenian Explorer Embarks On New Round-The-World Flight

Slovenian pilot Matevž Lenarčič began his third solo round-the-world flight in an ultralight aircraft in Portorož on Friday. As all of Lenarčič’s expeditions, the latest project will have an environmental note. As part of the GreenLight WorldFlight 2016 Lenarčič will help measure atmospheric concentrations of black carbon, a powerful pollutant that has been found to play an important role in ...

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Baby Boom in Postojna Cave

On Saturday, 30 January 2016, one of Postojna Cave’s tour guides noticed that there was an olm egg attached to the glass of the aquarium, which is located in the Concert Hall of Postojna Cave. Next to the egg, there was a pregnant female olm watching it carefully. They noticed that the pregnant female olm had only one egg, which ...

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Meta’s List Visualized Slovenian Scientists Around The World

The team behind the Slovenian media network Meta’s list and its web portal for the promotion of science Meta Science, visualized Slovenian scientists around the world – who they are, where they work and what their research is all about. Database which is being regularly updated, currently consists of more than 250 scientists; most of them are based in USA!. ...

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Adventure Pilot To Circle Planet Again To Collect Black Carbon Data

Adventure pilot Matevž Lenarčič, who already flew around the world two times, is to take up another challenge. He will take another trip around the world, this time in a Slovak-made ultralight plane Dynamic WT 9 to collect data on black carbon from the air. The month-long journey is to get airborne in March and will see Lenarčič fly over ...

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Slovenian students receive gold at US science competition

A team of eight secondary school students received the gold medal at the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston, USA. The students found a method to obtain biofuel from organic waste. From waste to fuel First Slovenian high-school group to compete at iGEM were very excited to face the challenges synthetic biology poses. In the research project, they will be ...

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