STEMsocial Distilled #3

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An here we go for a third edition of this distilled of the best STEMsocial posts. Surprise, surprise, the edition of this week is released on Monday. Most posts that are advertised today can consequently still be voted on. Therefore, please don't be shy and don't hesitate to give them a read and show your support (if not already done). These posts are definitely worthy! As for previous weeks, @lemouth took the time to deal with this compilation.

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Before moving on with the two best posts that have been selected from all the posts found by our curators last week, here is the most supported ones:

@lemouthDark matter at the Large Hadron Collider - a window on my work
@gentleshaidPropping up your Immune system against COVID-19 and its allies
@cyprianjCritical and detailed insights on Covid-19: All you need to know

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Our top choices

Nanobodies – Production, Advantages, and Use

We have all heard about antibodies. But who knows what a nanobody is? There is a connection, of course, and nanobodies can actually be very useful to help fighting various diseases. Cancers consist in one example. To know more about those beasts, please have a look to this last post from @suesa. From your reading, you will also learn the connection with llamas (see the picture).

Causes of Covid-19 lethality and possible new therapies

The COVID-19 is everywhere in the news today. In his very interesting last post, @girolamomarotta discusses the connection between the COVID-19 and tromboses. This quite important relation could actually englighten us with respect to get a more appropriate treatment for the patients entering in intensive care units. Don't hesitate to read the post for more information.


STEMSocial offers support to anyone using our app, We recall that:

  • Posting an article through the app automatically yields a 5% stronger upvote at curation time.
  • Posting a reply to an article (or to another reply) from the app can sometimes yield some support.
  • Setting @steemstem as a beneficiary to the post automatically yields a stronger upvote (up to 5%).
Last week, the STEMsocial curator team has supported 40 posts written by 29 authors. 11 of these posts have been posted through the app (and got a 5% stronger upvote). Among these 40 posts, we find:
  • 20 small upvotes (less than 20%)
  • 12 medium upvotes (in the 20%-50% range)
  • 8 large upvotes (larger than 50%)

In addition, we have upvoted 5 comments posted through the app, written by 2 authors.

The list of upvoted post authors is: @acont, @alchemage, @aqua.nano, @astrophoto.kevin, @azulear, @borjan, @capp, @carlos84, @cervantes, @cheva, @cyprianj, @dexterdev, @emiliomoron, @felixrodriguez, @gentleshaid, @girolamomarotta, @iamphysical, @lemouth, @lupafilotaxia, @mathowl, @newton666, @ozelot47, @pibara, @rbalzan79, @rt395, @sciencevienna, @suesa, @uyobong, @walterprofe

The comments that have been upvoted are from: @agmoore, @iamphysical

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Thanks to this Distilled I found @girolamomarotta's post! Very good work. I'll be forwarding his article to a handful of people who will appreciate the read. I'm also glad I made it there before the 7th day :)

Congratulations to everyone who's featured here!

I must say, I like the new name very much: STEMsocial <3

Take care everyone :)

Thank you very much @abigail-dantes! Glad that the post can be interesting or useful 😊

I will really try to continue with publishing the distilled on Mondays. However, this is tough and is largely connected to the amount of work on the research/teaching side. But I will try! :)

Well, whenever you manage to publish it's great for me :)
I honestly find your time management quite impressive.
You seem to be able to pack a lot in and tick many boxes of an endless to do list!!

And this morning I also published this. A STEMsocial verison may come up... in some days ^^

My point exactly! But ... after reading that (scary) title I prefer to wait for the STEMsocial version :)

Pseudo-scalars are nice beasts... don't worry :D

Thank you very much for the mention ✌️

@tipu curate

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 45/54)

You are welcome! :)