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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
The impact of Big Data on the way we work
New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
Collaborate with peers to update, evolve and improve the cancer-immune set point framework
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.
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
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.
The neutron star explosion confirmed the equivalence principle: gravitational waves and light travelled 130 million years and arrived at virtually the same
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.
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.
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A touch of luck sometimes nudges the scientific process in interesting directions.
Digitized chemistry on demand could also undermine drug counterfeiters
Automating the training of machine-learning systems could make AI much more accessible.
Relativity says we live in four dimensions. String theory says it’s 10. What are ‘dimensions’ and how do they affect reality?
A speedy DNA arm like this might one day be used to 3D print molecules
A new study
in Biological Psychiatry reports on a genetic clue to fear
Stephen Hawking’s New Lecture, “Do Black Holes Have No Hair?,” Animated with Chalkboard Illustrations
You can now hear in full on the BBC’s website the first part of Stephen Hawking’s 2016 Reith Lecture—‘Do Black Holes Have No Hair?’ Just above, listen to Hawking’s lecture while you follow along with an animated chalkboard on which artist Andrew Park sketches out the key points in helpful images and diagrams. We alerted you to the coming lecture this past Tuesday, and we also pointed you toward the paper Hawking recently posted online, ‘Soft Hair on Black Holes,’ co-authored with Malcolm J.
Researchers have unveiled a way to test if photons display “spooky action at a distance” despite photon loss, paving the way to a secure quantum internet.
New study links the most highly connected brain areas to the biggest tau buildups
In literature, the potential existence of extra dimensions was discussed in Edwin Abbott’s satirical novel “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” (1884), portraying the Victorian society in 19th century England as a hierarchical two-dimensional world, incapable of realizing its narrow-mindedness due to its lower-dimensional nature.
Recent achievements in deep learning over the past year (and a bit longer). We’ll tell you about the most significant developments that can affect our future.
A new robotics and housing startup, called Passivdom, builds houses using 3D printers. The frame of its smallest model can be 3D printed in about eight hours.
Zhu Long, co-founder of pioneering Yitu Technologies, whose facial-recognition algorithms have logged 1.8 billion faces and caught criminals across China, says AI will change the world more than the industrial revolution
A new analytic technique sheds light on inner workings of neural networks trained to perform natural-language-processing tasks, and even suggests possibilities for improving the performance of machine-translation systems.
The latest advance from DeepMind behaves in a very surprising way. Expect other AI systems to be just as odd.
The descendant of DeepMind’s world champion Go program stretches its muscles in a new domain
Does the quantum state ultimately represent some objective aspect of reality, or is it a way of characterizing something about us,…
Just how resilient does a space telescope have to be to survive both Earth’s environment and the frigid, airless environment of space?
As an intangible asset, bitcoin can be hard to picture. Yes, you know what it is, you’re familiar with how the blockchain works, and you’ve probably tried (and failed) explaining it to an elderly relative. Every conceivable facet of bitcoin’s underlying technology can be monitored, analyzed, and charted – that’s the beauty of a public …
Let me start with two brief stories about social change. The first concerns changing laws and values about relationships. Only in 1967-in the aptly named case of Loving v. Virginia-did the United States Supreme Court recognize that laws prohibiting interracial marriage violated the United States Constitution. Nineteen years before, in 1948, the Supreme Court of…
Do androids have dreams? Patrick Henz reflects on artificial intelligence, autonomy and social advantages over the metaphor of Blade Runner.
Most of Earth’s creatures keep time with the planet’s day/night cycle. Scientists are still debating how and why the circadian clocks that govern biological timekeeping evolved.
Researchers are testing ways to stimulate the vagus nerve to treat a slew of ailments.
Before it was a tool, CRISPR was a weapon in the never-ending war between microbes and viruses
The brain’s decline may mirror its beginning, offering clues to aging.