The JSI has published 11 articles in the journals Nature and Science in the last ten years, which is an average of one a year, so the publication of two separate articles two days is a great success, he announced the institute after today’s online press conference.
According to the JSI, Uroš Cvelbar and colleagues in the journal Nature report the startling discovery that liquid instabilities can be eliminated by discharging gas flow or the use of plasma, and Dušan Turk and colleagues present a study in the journal Science that generates hope in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
According to the JSI, the publications are already receiving a lot of attention from the global public. An article on plasma in the journal Nature has already been read by more than 1,300 researchers and is mentioned on blogs and online social media. Due to the topicality of the topic, the Science article is even more resonant, they add.
Cvelbar, head of the gas electronics department, co-authored an article with Korean colleagues in the journal Nature entitled Stabilizing Liquid Instabilities by Ionized Gas Jet. It is located at sta.si/qjMNso.
According to the JSI, the findings of the research could help improve a number of industrial processes involving gas jets, such as, for example, steelmaking processes, reactive propulsion systems, reactive pumps, and so on. Using this concept, it will be possible to control certain processes in fluids that result from instability and are undesirable.
Meanwhile, Turk, along with colleagues in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology at JSI and foreign colleagues in the journal Science, published an article entitled X-ray Screening that identifies the active allosteric inhibitors of JSI. SARS-CoV-2 primary protease – The main protease X-ray diffraction detection crystals revealed inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is located at sta.si/qFHzJu.
His work focused on the development of drugs or active ingredients that could facilitate the course of covid-19 disease or cure patients. According to the JSI, the article makes us hope that we have taken a big step closer to the covid-19.