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  1. I think coinbase is fine, its relatively easy for individuals holding lesser known altcoins to trade for something available. On a kind of related note SENS.org recently raised 25 million USD in crypto by being a "sacrifice address" for an airdrop of a new (and in my opinion kind of shady) altcoin. I'm really not sure how that will play out since they where marketing the donation as tax deductible but participants where given tokens as a reward. There are charities like that where you get say a pin and the idea of getting an NFT as a badge for donations is equivalent but when the partic
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  2. Youtube link: Dolly@20 Symposium - Lissa Herron I thought this was interesting and worth sharing.
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  3. I think there are a few DAOs in existence that could supply funding in return for recognition. In fact crypto currency communities as a whole have funded all sorts of things just to be seen as a community that is made up of charitable people. But it does not make much sense to take any money from a research company and put it into a DAO or for a public company to create a DAO to receive charitable funds that are intended to fund the company when people could just donate directly to the company without the additional complication of a DAO. There are cases where it might be a good i
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  4. Our crowdfunding campaign is now live! https://donate.kimermed.co.nz/campaign/2/ending-viral-disease It will run for the next 30 days. Our goal is to raise at least NZ $50,000 (USD $33,000). For donations of $100 or more, you can choose to sponsor a particular virus. The way this works is that you can pick a virus that interests or concerns you from a list, and we will direct 50% of your donation toward research on that virus. We also look at sponsorship as a kind of dollar-weighted vote, to help us prioritize our research. We are also offering discount
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  5. Hopefully latent viruses like HIV and HSV can be counteracted by a combination of Vtose (for lytic infection), an LRA (Latency Reversing Agent)1, and a viral reseeding blocker (such as fusion and integrase inhibitors, N/NNRTIs, or protease inhibitors). The great thing is Vtose need not be used alone and will likely have synergism for the viruses we have other treatment for. Of course it will also be our very first way to fight the vast majority of other viral diseases where we have no treatments. 1. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2019.03060/full
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  6. Hi, I hope you had a good holiday and a happy new year. Just a short update this week, since as I mentioned last time, New Zealand pretty much closes down from mid-Dec to mid-Jan for the holidays. Things will finally be coming back to life next week. On the science side, the protein from the second fabrication batch that I mentioned in my last update is now in-hand. As the last step of fabrication, we run the dissolved compound through a 0.2 micron filter, which effectively sterilizes it. After that, it can be safely stored at 4C (in a standard refrigerator). The
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  7. The molecular weight of VTose is roughly 35 kDa. One of the earliest papers about transduction tags showed effectiveness with a protein with a MW of 120 kDa: In vivo protein transduction: delivery of a biologically active protein into the mouse - PubMed (nih.gov) Transport of even larger proteins is undoubtedly possible.
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  8. Thank you so much for letting me know. I have backed the campaign. :)
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  9. Our Crowdfunding Campaign started today! https://donate.kimermed.co.nz/campaign/2/ending-viral-disease
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  10. Kimer Med Team, It seems that the weekly updates have become less than weekly. This post is not meant to chastise but to remind you that there are those of us out there that would greatly benefit from news and updates from your organization, regardless of whether or not you have made any scientific or business related progress. I think that I can speak for most when I say that Dr. Rider's failed attempts at bringing life to DRACO were an incredibly disheartening thing. The reassurance that there are still heroes like yourselves that are truly trying to make broad spectrum antivirals a rea
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