A neural circuit mechanism involved in preserving the specificity of memories has been identified by investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). They also identified a genetic “switch” that can slow down #memory generalization — the loss of specific details over time that occurs […]
There’s a lot we can learn by looking at all those voids making #space between galaxies – and now, for the first time, #astronomers have used a new method to peer inside these mysterious pockets of #nothingness. Voids in space are due to the expansion of the Universe – this results in a web of […]
New research shows that the #brain‘s #neuroplasticity isn’t as flexible as previously thought. One of the brain’s mysteries is how exactly it reorganizes new #information as you learn new tasks. The standard to date was to test how neurons learned new behavior one #neuron at a time. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh […]
The #heart is the first organ to develop in the womb and the first cause of concern for many parents. For expecting mothers, the excitement of pregnancy is often offset by anxiety over medication they require. Parents and doctors often have to consider the mother’s health as well as the potential risk regarding how medication […]
Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination #chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner. The results in animal models so far suggest this approach could one day ramp up therapeutic benefits for patients bearing tumors or after […]
A special thank you to #Keith Wiley for allowing me to post this article in full on our blog. To see more awesome posts by Keith Wiley please check out the BPF blog: here. He is also the author of a book titled A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind Uploading (2014) Keithwiley.com A FOLLOW UP TO THE […]
Study based upon human skeletal muscle aging, mutagenesis, and the role of #satellite cells “A more comprehensive understanding of the interplay of stem cell–intrinsic and extrinsic factors will set the stage for improving cell therapies capable of restoring tissue homeostasis and enhancing muscle repair in the aged.” Human aging has multiple effects on the human […]
The International Papillomavirus Society has announced that Australia could become the first country to eliminate cervical cancer entirely. According to a new study, Australia’s efforts to distribute a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free in schools have been a resounding success. The sexually transmitted infection causes 99.9 percent of cases of #cervical cancer. In 2007, the Australian federal […]
A recent study gives insight into the #neurobiology of dying. Before the process of dying neurologists closely monitored patients with devastating #brain injuries following Do Not Resuscitate-Comfort Care orders. This gave key insights into the mechanisms and timing of events in the brain and the circulatory system during the dying process. The objective of emergency […]
Enzymes play an important role in cognitive function. Enzymes are biological catalysts. They’re responsible for accelerating chemical reactions. What role do enzymes play in #aging and cognitive function? According to new research in laboratory mice by UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that loss of an #enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration […]
The first time Robert Heinzen tried to get Coxiella burnetii to grow by itself, he failed miserably. The bacterium, which causes an influenza-like illness called Q fever, normally divides only inside the cells it infects — forcing researchers to grow it in mammalian tissue and hampering their efforts to investigate the microbe. When Heinzen tried to find […]
DeepMind’s latest AI transfers its learning to new tasks By using insights from one job to help it do another, a successful new artificial intelligence hints at a more versatile future for machine learning. Backstory: Most algorithms can be trained in only one domain, and can’t use what’s been learned for one task to perform another, new one. A big hope […]
In a pre-clinical study a Canadian regenerative medicine biotech company RepliCel Life Sciences successfully regenerated skin and stimulated hair growth in pigs with burns and abrasions therapy: resulting in scarless healing, growth of hair follicles, complete wound coverage, and the progressive regeneration of all skin layers and tendons. The company focuses on the development of a cell […]
Put 50 newborn worms in 50 separate containers, and they’ll all start looking for food at roughly the same time. Like members of other species, microscopic C. elegans roundworms tend to act like other individuals their own age. It turns out that the innate system that controls age-appropriate #behavior in a developing worm is not […]
Is evolution a fact? How do the claims of creationists stack up against the fossil record and the actual science? Dr. Donald Prothero presents the evidence in a presentation based on his 2007 book (and more recent findings). Prothero is a paleontologist, geologist, author and science educator. He holds a Ph.D in geological sciences from […]
Over the past decade, #mindfulness #meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of #health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy #aging. Yet, little is known about the #brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects. New research from Carnegie Mellon University provides a window into the brain changes […]
Since ancient times, astronomers have looked up at the night sky and seen the Andromeda galaxy. As the closest galaxy to our own, scientists have been able to observe and scrutinize this giant spiral galaxy for millennia. By the 20th century, astronomers realized that Andromeda was the Milky Way’s sister galaxy and was moving towards […]
I would like to share a story. A story about sadness, depression, anger, and frustration. But most of all this is my personal story about triumphing over the death sentence of #cancer. I hope this story will give others who went through and are going through hope for the future. My story started about 4 […]
The longevity field is bustling but still fragmented, and the “silver tsunami” is coming. That is the takeaway of The Science of Longevity, the behemoth first volume of a four-part series offering a bird’s-eye view of the longevity industry in 2017. The report, a joint production of the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Deep Knowledge Life Science, […]
Now, a study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we #age and offers a potential avenue for developing new therapies to maintain healthy #joints. The study’s findings suggest that #FOXO proteins are responsible for the maintenance of healthy cells in the #cartilage of our joints. “We discovered that […]
There has long been controversy surrounding the potential benefits or hazards of fasting. On one hand, supporters of fasting point to the many benefits that they claim fasting provides. This includes promoting weight loss, normalizing insulin sensitivity, lowering triglyceride levels in the body and slowing the signs of aging. There are a number of different […]
#Artificial intelligence could be “billions of times smarter” than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive, a futurist told CNBC on Tuesday. Ian Pearson, a futurist at Futurizon, said there will need to be a link between AI and a human brain. #Elon Musk said last year that humans must merge […]
The historic moment, considered a small step for man, and a giant leap for mankind has been cast in the shadows for decades by people who argue and claim, mankind never made it to the moon. Some believe it was nothing but a staged event, created on purpose by the government to keep people in […]
Ageing is a regulated process in which hormones have pivotal roles. Crystal structures of two hormone co-receptors should be informative for drug discovery focused on age-related disorders. In Greek mythology, three goddesses known as the Fates govern the lifespan of each person. Klotho, Lachesis and Atropos are the spinner, the allotter and the cutter of […]
They successfully test a system in mice that fights #cancer by letting the tumor starve without attacking healthy cells. New ways to fight cancer The films Fantastic Voyage (1966) and The Imaginary Chip (1987) imagined what it would be like to put a miniature manned submarine inside a person capable of traveling through the bloodstream to repair the damaged tissues of […]
The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune disease and dementia, they report in the journal Nature Communications. “For many diseases that kill us every day, there still are no good […]
As Americans suffer through the worst influenza outbreak in almost a decade, a Japanese drugmaker says it has developed a pill that can kill the virus within a day. But even if the experimental drug lives up to the claim, it likely won’t be available in the U.S. until next year at the earliest. A late-stage trial […]
People often forget that we designed computers not just based upon strictly rational but emotional purposes as well to help solve complex problems. For example we would not have designed a calculator if there was no desire to solve mathematical issues. Humans are emotionally tied to problem solving and thus it helps them formulate decisions. […]
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A team from 21st Century Medicine has developed a technology that has been independently verified to enable near-perfect, long-term structural preservation of a whole intact mammalian brain. This new breakthrough just won the Brain Preservation Prize – five years after it was launched by the Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF). “One of the, if not THE, most important scientific results in […]
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By Abby Norman and Jolene Creighton on February 10, 2018 Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again. This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World Government Summit in Dubai. Their goal? To determine the future of artificial intelligence. It was an event that attracted some of the biggest […]
Chinese scientists have announced a new world first. They have successfully cloned primates using somatic cell nucleus transfer (SCNT) – the cloning technique that gave us the first ever cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, back in 1996. The two new arrivals are a pair of genetically identical long-tailed macaques, born at the Chinese Academy of […]
New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
The author, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. She leaves a legacy as a literary trailblazer.
The impact of Big Data on the way we work
Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered another new and unexpected physical effect in graphene – membranes that could be used in devices to artificially mimic photosynthesis.
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Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent Yale-led study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and therapeutic potential.
A new report says at least 86 people have had their genes edited in China to help cure disease.
“Virtual Reality will be a superdrug.”
In this post, we’ll take a look at a recent prototype we built with Article. It shows how AR content could work across the web, from today’s standard mobile and desktop browsers, to future AR-enabled browsing environments and devices. Techies, take note: the last section of the post focuses on technical details, so stick around if you want to dig deeper.
Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids. For the first time University of Bristol engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam. This discovery opens the door to the manipulation of drug capsules or micro-surgical implements within the body. Container-less transportation of delicate larger samples is now also a possibility and could lead to levitating humans.
MIT engineers have designed an artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware, a major stepping stone toward portable artificial intelligence devices.
‘Dark matter’ DNA influences brain development in mice
The neutron star explosion confirmed the equivalence principle: gravitational waves and light travelled 130 million years and arrived at virtually the same
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.
A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located in Xinglong (near Beijing), Nanshan (near Urumqi), and Graz (near Vienna). Such experiments demonstrate the secure satellite-to-ground exchange of cryptographic keys during the passage of the satellite Micius over a ground station. Using Micius as a trusted relay, a secret key was created between China and Europe at locations separated up to 7,600 km on the Earth.
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Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.