Promising Horizon | UMBC Industry News

The Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) degree at UMBC helps prepare students to create innovative biotechnology solutions to transform the health, agriculture, and environment sectors. They learn critical skills necessary in today’s pandemic environment.

In today’s Industry News, we take a look at how a team of scientists of working to produce a promising new drug for COVID-19. We also take a look at the cause of seasonal allergies, reality versus computer-simulated life, and inventions that went wrong.


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Ramping up Drug Development for COVID-19

A team of scientists has produced a promising new drug that may be effective in the fight against COVID-19 as well as its close genetic cousin, SARS-CoV.

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The Cause of Seasonal Allergies

There may be more to what meets the eye when it comes to the root cause of the increase in seasonal allergy sufferers. Scientists now believe the overpopulation and planting of only male trees in urban environments may be to blame.

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Where Do We Exist?

Many have posited that we live in a virtual world, even though our day-to-day life feels very real. Several key scientists got together and debated this topic.

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When Inventions Go Wrong

Some inventors regret some of their more well-known inventions. This article takes a look at 10 inventors who wished they had never realized their ideas to the world.

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