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Scientists are working on a pill for loneliness | US news | The Guardian
"loneliness... also weakens the immune system, making us more susceptible to infections." No shit, he said, eating zinc and B12
january 2019 by warrenellis
New compound shows promise in treatment of Alzheimer’s | YaleNews
"a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer’s and even restores memories in mice"
med  neuro 
january 2019 by warrenellis
Scientists can now keep brains alive without a body
- ((I'm already a brain without a body, catch the fuck up science))
med  neuro 
april 2018 by warrenellis
Enhancement of human color vision by breaking the binocular redundancy
"This technique
represents a significant enhancement of the spectral perception of typical humans, and may have
applications ranging from camouflage detection and anti-counterfeiting to art and data visualization"
sci  med  body 
april 2017 by warrenellis
33rd Square | Memories Found To Be Preserved During The Cryonics Process
"Until recently it hasn’t been understood whether important higher-level functions, like memory, are preserved in the natural cryonic process. Now, Natasha Vita-More and Daniel Barranco, have proven for the first time that cryogenically-suspended nematode worms keep their memories after reanimation."
sci  med 
may 2015 by warrenellis
Pill of super-protective 'heavy' fat may be key to eternal youth - health - 13 May 2015 - New Scientist
"COULD a shiny orange capsule of modified fat help to keep you young? For the first time next month, fats designed to reinforce our cells against age-related damage will be given to people in a clinical trial. The participants have a rare genetic disorder, but if the treatment works for them, it could eventually help us all live longer, more youthful lives, says the scientist behind the work."
sci  med  longevity 
may 2015 by warrenellis
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos : Nature News & Comment
The technique used by Huang’s team involves injecting embryos with the enzyme complex CRISPR/Cas9, which binds and splices DNA at specific locations. The complex can be programmed to target a problematic gene, which is then replaced or repaired by another molecule introduced at the same time. The system is well studied in human adult cells and in animal embryos. But there had been no published reports of its use in human embryos.
genetics  med  sci 
april 2015 by warrenellis
Scientists in China Just Edited Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time | Motherboard
The low success rate suggests that CRISPR-Cas9 is not anywhere near ready for primetime in human embryos, according to Art​hur Caplan, head of medical ethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

“This is a rather inauspicious start,” said Caplan. “The technique didn’t cleave where the scientists wanted, they got crossovers they didn’t expect—I’d say the experiment didn’t work very well.”
genetics  med  sci 
april 2015 by warrenellis
United Nations investigates claim of ISIS organ theft - CNN.com
"The United Nations is looking into claims that ISIS -- already considered the wealthiest terrorist group on record -- may be harvesting organs from slain civilians and gaining financial benefits by trafficking the body parts, officials said Wednesday."
war  med 
february 2015 by warrenellis
VCU News
A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led pre-clinical study published this month in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.
december 2014 by warrenellis
BBC - Future - The women with super-human vision
"Today, she knows that this is a symptom of a condition known as “tetrachromacy”. Thanks to a variation in a gene that influences the development of their retinas, people like Antico can see colours invisible to most of us. Consider a pebble pathway. What appears dull grey to you or me shines like a jeweller’s display to Antico. “The little stones jump out at me with oranges, yellows, greens, blues and pinks,” she says. “I’m kind of shocked when I realise what other people aren’t seeing.”"
september 2014 by warrenellis
First-Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin | Popular Science
"A Japanese patient with severe eye disease is set to become the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, Nature News reports. Cells of this type have been considered promising for future treatments since their creation eight years ago, which was itself a milestone. This human test is set to be a historic moment in biotechnology."
september 2014 by warrenellis
Press Releases :: MYOS Corporation (MYOS)
"MYOS Corporation Reports Additional Clinical Data on the Impact of Fortetropin on Lean Body Mass, Fat Mass and Muscle Size in Male Subjects"
med  bodymod 
august 2014 by warrenellis
South Koreans 'will be extinct by 2750'
"South Koreans will be 'extinct' by 2750 if nothing is done to halt the nation's falling fertility rate, according to a study by The National Assembly Research Service in Seoul."
august 2014 by warrenellis
The World's First Handheld DNA Sequencer Is a Genetics Lab In a Box
"The device, called Freedom4, brings the quantitative PCR method of DNA sequencing to the field. The brick-sized machine has a six-hour battery life and can process DNA samples in one step, identifying the presence and extent of, say, a norovirus infection in under an hour."
tech  med 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial - health - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist
"In October, people with Alzheimer's disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the hope that it will reverse some of the damage caused by the condition."
med  sci 
august 2014 by warrenellis
What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital | Earth. We are one.
"What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” "
med  occult  cult  good+news+from+the+other+world 
june 2014 by warrenellis
Wim Hof World Record Breaker Trains Others On His Mental Method
"I am at the mercy of Hof, who wears a pointy green hat that makes him look like a life-size garden gnome. A bushy beard frames his piercing blue eyes and ruddy nose, and his body bristles with tightly corded muscles. A six-inch surgical scar across his stomach marks a time he took his training too far and ended up in the hospital. Hof is a savant and a madman. He’s a prophet and a foil. And as is occasionally the case with people who try to cultivate superpowers, Hof’s abilities have come at a heavy price."
bodymod  med 
may 2014 by warrenellis
Human psychophysiology, macroscopic ... [J Altern Complement Med. 2006] - PubMed - NCBI
"Ending with several experimental examples wherein a therapeutically processed device and an unprocessed device are critically compared, one finds strong evidence to propose that an information entanglement process is converting the unprocessed device to a functional replica of the processed device in that its therapeutic efficacy is comparable to that of the treatment device. Furthermore, arguments are provided to indicate that a practitioner's biofield is capable of expanding the range of diagnostic capability of commercial measurement instruments so that the practitioner/device hybrid system becomes a potent psychoenergetic instrument for diagnostic and treatment purposes."
sci  med 
april 2014 by warrenellis
Sentient Developments: Bioengineered monkeys with human genetic diseases have almost arrived — and that's awful
"Looking to create more accurate experimental models for human diseases, biologists have created transgenic monkeys with "customized" mutations. It's considered a breakthrough in the effort to produce more human-like monkeys — but the ethics of all this are dubious at best."
med  crime  pol 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Forget AR Dinosaurs, MIT Startup Wants to Bring YOU Back from the Dead | Augmented Stories
"MIT startup Eterni.me wants to bring you back from the dead to create a virtual avatar that acts “just like you”: “It generates a virtual YOU, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, and offer information and advice to your family and friends after you pass away. It’s like a Skype chat from the past.”"
tech  med  longnow 
february 2014 by warrenellis
The FDA Just Approved a PillCam The Jetsons Predicted 50 Years Ago
"After nine long years, the FDA just recently approved the swallowable PillCam. Developed in Israel, the PillCam is used as a way to examine a patient's colon without a colonoscopy. The patient swallows the small device and it slowly makes its way through the digestive tract in about 8 hours. The information is beamed to a receiver device carried on the patient's waist, and a doctor can then review the results later."
med  tech 
february 2014 by warrenellis
BBC News - China cloning on an 'industrial scale'
"This place produces an astonishing 500 cloned pigs a year: China is exploiting science on an industrial scale."
cloning  sci  med 
january 2014 by warrenellis
The gel that stops bleeding instantly
"Veti-Gel, the name chosen by NYU student Joe Landolina, uses plant polymers to rapidly solidify when applied to open wounds"
march 2013 by warrenellis
Franken-Teeth | Ultraphyte
"So how do they know the teeth are “human”?"
march 2013 by warrenellis
New Book Suggests Return from Death Possible : Discovery News
“Although most people think this takes place in only four or five minutes, we now know that actually brain cells are viable for up to eight hours … We now understand that it’s only after a person has turned into a corpse that their cells are undergoing death, and if we therefore manipulate those processes, we can restart the heart and bring a person back to life.”
march 2013 by warrenellis
Japan robot suit gets global safety certificate
"A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide rollout."
robots  med  bodymod 
february 2013 by warrenellis
CDC app lets you solve disease outbreaks at home
"The nation's public health agency has released a free app for the iPad called "Solve the Outbreak." It allows users to run through fictional outbreaks and make decisions: Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick?"
ios  med 
february 2013 by warrenellis
What if Google Could Think Like You Do? – ReadWrite
"The New York Times reported Monday that the Obama Administration is close to announcing the Brain Activity Map, which scientists quoted by the paper say could be on the scale of the The Human Genome Project, a $3.8 billion project to map the human genome that, the Times reported, returned $800 billion in jobs and other benefits."
sci  med  neuro 
february 2013 by warrenellis
Radiation, Alzheimer’s Disease and Fermi
"“Galactic cosmic radiation poses a significant threat to future astronauts,” said O’Banion. “The possibility that radiation exposure in space may give rise to health problems such as cancer has long been recognized. However, this study shows for the first time that exposure to radiation levels equivalent to a mission to Mars could produce cognitive problems and speed up changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”"
space  med 
january 2013 by warrenellis
Sound bullets in water
"In 2010, researchers at Caltech led by Chiara Daraio, a professor of aeronautics and applied physics, developed a nonlinear acoustic lens that can focus high-amplitude pressure pulses into compact "sound bullets." In that initial work, the scientists demonstrated how sound bullets form in solids. Now, they have done themselves one better, creating a device that can form and control those bullets in water." SOUND BULLETS. Ah, world, you are too good to me, some days.
sci  med 
november 2012 by warrenellis
BBC News - Ancient virus DNA thrives in us
"Traces of ancient viruses which infected our ancestors millions of years ago are more widespread in us than previously thought. A study shows how extensively viruses from as far back as the dinosaur era still thrive in our genetic material."
med  bio  history 
april 2012 by warrenellis
'Noodle gels' or 'spaghetti highways' could become tools of regenerative medicine
"Medicine's recipe for keeping older people active and functioning in their homes and workplaces — and healing younger people injured in catastrophic accidents — may include "noodle gels" and other lab-made invisible filaments that resemble uncooked spaghetti with nanoscale dimensions"
march 2012 by warrenellis
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