May 2015

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SUPERNOVAS depicted through the use of CGI...this is a MUST SEE!!!***
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See the death of 11 stars! A supernova is a catastrophic death of a star resulting in a massive explosion that outshines entire galaxies. Keep coming back to Discovery News for videos every day of th...

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TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS, CAS-9 GENE-DRIVES, AND SAFEGUARDS TO CONSIDER...
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"...Scientists making transgenic organisms with Cas9 should be aware of the potential hazards of creating “gene drives” capable of spreading through wild populations. Whereas most genomic changes impose a fitness cost and are eliminated by natural selection, gene drives distort inheritance in their favor and consequently can spread even when costly..."

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TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS, CAS-9 GENE-DRIVES, AND SAFEGUARDS TO CONSIDER...
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...Scientists making transgenic organisms with Cas9 should be aware of the potential hazards of creating “gene drives” capable of spreading through wild populations. Whereas most genomic changes impose a fitness cost and are eliminated by natural selection, gene drives distort inheritance in their favor and consequently can spread even when costly...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE:
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We live in exponential times.
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And wow.. is this not exciting... the growth of the world economy over all... from 1CE to present.

We live in exponential times.

Ed Boyden: Expansion Microscopy - A new tool in brain research
A new tool in #brain research: @eboyden3 explains his group's expansion microscopy tech + #optogenetics ow.ly/NbHS7

"Microscopes make living cells and tissues appear bigger. But what if we could actually make the things bigger?

It might sound like the fantasy of a scientist who has read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland too many times, but the concept is the basis for a new method that could enable biologists to image an entire brain in exquisite molecular detail using an ordinary microscope, and to resolve features that would normally be beyond the limits of optics.

The technique, called expansion microscopy, involves physically inflating biological tissues using a material more commonly found in baby nappies (diapers). Edward Boyden, a neuroengineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, discussed the technique, which he developed with his MIT colleagues Fei Chen and Paul Tillberg.

Prizewinning roots

Expansion microscopy is a twist on super-resolution microscopy, which earned three scientists the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Both techniques attempt to circumvent a limitation posed by the laws of physics. In 1873, German physicist Ernst Abbe deduced that conventional optical microscopes cannot distinguish objects that are closer together than about 200 nanometres — roughly half the shortest wavelength of visible light. Anything closer than this 'diffraction limit' appears as a blur.

Super-resolution microscope methods overcome Abbe's limit by manipulating fluorescent molecules tethered to proteins, to better locate the source of the light the molecules emit. These methods can now discern objects that are as close together as about 20nm. But the finicky techniques require expensive, specialized equipment, and they struggle with thick structures, such as sections of brain or tumours.

Boyden and many other neuroscientists would like to glean molecular details such as the location of proteins at neural synapses — the junctions at which two neurons communicate — within a group of neurons or even across an entire brain.

www.nature.com/news/blown-up-brains-reveal-nanoscale-details-1.16667
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His group at MIT develops tools that enable the mapping of the molecules and wiring of the brain, the recording and control of its neural dynamics, and the repair of its dysfunction. Boyden descirbes ...

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The Anatomy of Dinosaurs...****
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Get an in-depth view of the inside of dinosaurs from inside the egg, to nerves and muscles, see how dinosaur bodies really worked. More videos every day on Discovery News!


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NASA Turing Science Fiction to Science Facts
Details: goo.gl/duIhaL

NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies.
These innovative ideas will be used to explore other planets and possibility of long term man and unmanned missions.

#NASA #sciencefiction #sciencefacts #spacexpolartion #NASAinnovativeadvancedconcepts #NIAC #advancedspacetechnologyconcepts
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NASA Turing Science Fiction to Science Facts
Details: http://goo.gl/duIhaL

NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies.
These innovative ideas will be used to explore other planets and possibility of long term man and unmanned missions.

#NASA #sciencefiction #sciencefacts #spacexpolartion #NASAinnovativeadvancedconcepts #NIAC #advancedspacetechnologyconcepts

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Light Activated Crispr/Cas Gene Editing
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Crispr/Cas system can potentially change the way we treat diseases as it provides u tool to replace bad genes with good one and now we can control the enzymatic activity using light.

Latest in Biomed: sciconcilium.com/category/biomedicine/

#geneediting #crisprcas9 #geneticengineering #lightactivategeneediting
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Light Activated Crispr/Cas Gene Editing
Detail: http://goo.gl/sjHvIK

Crispr/Cas system  can potentially change the way we treat diseases as it provides u tool to replace bad genes with good one and now we can control the enzymatic activity using light. 
 
Latest in Biomed: http://sciconcilium.com/category/biomedicine/

#geneediting #crisprcas9 #geneticengineering #lightactivategeneediting

Wesley Legant from the Betzig Lab and colleagues received an honorable mention in the Nikon Small World Small World in Motion competition. Check out their light sheet microscopy video of the actin cytoskeleton of a killer T cell engaging a cancer cell. ... See MoreSee Less

Killer T cell engaging a cancer cell - Alex Ritter, Dr. Bi-Chang Chen, Dr. Wesley Legant & Dr. Liang Gao For more information, go to www.nikonsmallwor...

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Lopsided Supernova!
sciconcilium.com/explosive-evidence-for-supernova-a…/
The star ends it life with a bang and massive display of energy release known as supernova. Previous Superova observations based on data have shown a energy release in a symmetric fashion but for the first scientists have observed an asymmetric supernova.
#supernova #endofstar #space #universe #Nustar #NASA #LLBL
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Lopsided Supernova! sciconcilium.com/explosive-evidence-for-supernova-asymmetry/ The star ends it life with a bang and massive display of energy release known as supernova. Previous Superova o...

Lopsided Supernova!
http://sciconcilium.com/explosive-evidence-for-supernova-a…/
The star ends it life with a bang and massive display of energy release known as supernova. Previous Superova observations based on data have shown a energy release in a symmetric fashion but for the first scientists have observed an asymmetric supernova.
#supernova #endofstar #space #universe #Nustar #NASA #LLBL

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Come and join us on LOngevity Cookbook Indiegogo launch party!!! 14th of May 9 PM, Mighty club, 119 Utah str, San Francisco

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New tools are driving science even further ahead with the ability to interrogate the function of any DNA sequence in almost any animal model.

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A CRISPR Look at Genome Editing ow.ly/MoIs1 New tools are driving science even further ahead with the ability to interrogate the function of any DNA sequence in almost any animal model.

New tools are driving science even further ahead with the ability to interrogate the function of any DNA sequence in almost any animal model.

—http://ow.ly/MoIs1