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Durham biotech startup believes its experimental treatment could fight off COVID-19

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KNOW Bio, a biotechnology startup in Research Triangle Park, has joined the raft of companies around the world trying to see if their existing technology might have some effect in the fight against the coronavirus.

The startup, led by Cree cofounder Neal Hunter, says that it has shown, in cell trials, that a nitric oxide solution can effectively stop SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from replicating.

Nitric oxide is a molecule that the human body makes on its own. While it is a gas, it is not nitrous oxide, which is often referred to as laughing gas. Nitric oxide can be used to regulate blood flow, and some hospitals, like Massachusetts General Hospital, are testing whether it can help COVID-19 patients breathe more easily.

KNOW Bio’s experiment, which is using technology from UNC researcher Mark Schoenfisch’s lab, is trying to determine if it can be used

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China’s reusable experimental spacecraft returns to Earth after two-day mystery mission



a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: A Chinese Long March 2F rocket launches the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in October 2016. On Sept. 4, 2020, a Long March 2F launched a mysterious reusable experiment spacecraft on a two-day orbital mission.


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A Chinese Long March 2F rocket launches the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in October 2016. On Sept. 4, 2020, a Long March 2F launched a mysterious reusable experiment spacecraft on a two-day orbital mission.

China’s mysterious reusable experimental spacecraft has safely landed after two days in space, according to state media, and may have deployed a satellite while in orbit.

A brief report in the state-run Chinese media outlet Xinhua said the spacecraft, which launched on Friday (Sept. 4), landed on Sunday (Sept. 6). The launch has been linked with China’s plans these past few years to build and operate a reusable space plane, although that connection has not yet been confirmed.

The spacecraft touched down at “the scheduled landing site after a two-day in-orbit operation,” Xinhua added, without specifying the landing site’s location. The mission launched on a Long March-2F rocket from

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China just launched a ‘reusable experimental spacecraft’ into orbit

China launched an experimental reusable spacecraft into orbit on Friday (Sept. 4), with few details about what the spacecraft will do.

A report from Chinese state media’s Xinhua said the launch was successful and that a Long March 2F rocket sent the spacecraft into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, but it provided no information about exact launch time or what technologies the spacecraft will test.

“After a period of in-orbit operation, the spacecraft will return to the scheduled landing site in China. It will test reusable technologies during its flight, providing technological support for the peaceful use of space,” Xinhua said in the report.

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Space News noted a few months of low-key work related to the launch and that it may be the same reusable space plane project that China said, back

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