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Dec 27, 2018

Nucleus-specific X-ray stain for 3D virtual histology

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Histology is used to identify structural details of tissue at the microscale in the pathology lab, but analyses remain two-dimensional (2D) as they are limited to the same plane. Nondestructive 3D technologies including X-ray micro and nano-computed tomography (nanoCT) have proven validity to understand anatomical structures, since they allow arbitrary viewing angles and 3D structural detail. However, low attenuation of soft tissue has hampered their application in the field of 3D virtual histology. In a recent study, now published on Scientific Reports, Mark Müller and colleagues at the Department of Physics and Bioengineering have developed a hematein-based X-ray staining method to specifically target cell nuclei, followed by demonstrations on a whole liver lobule of a mouse.

Dec 24, 2018

The Genetic Revolution

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CRISPR looks set to be the future of gene editing. But experts are cautioning that this revolutionary technique needs to be developed carefully. So what do the next few years hold?

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Dec 24, 2018

Bioquark Inc — Ectocrine Technologies — Mosquitos — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, biotech/medical, business, chemistry, disruptive technology, genetics, health, life extension

New program coming on-line at Bioquark Inc. ( — Ectocrine interactions (the“Ectocrinome”) represents a completely unexplored area related to human health…004155.htm

Dec 21, 2018

Synthetic Life: Made from Scratch

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Today, the application of engineering methodologies to the rational modification of organisms is a persistent goal of synthetic biology. Most synthetic biologists describe biological engineering as a hierarchy, wherein parts (genes, DNA) are used to build devices (many genes together), which in turn can be used to construct systems (a series of many devices). The challenge in transforming synthetic biology into a true engineering discipline is that the parts, which are the rudimentary building blocks of higher-order constructions, are fundamentally limited by the rigor of their characterization. This is really the case in all established engineering disciplines. In electrical engineering, for instance, the baseline components (transistors, resistors, wires, etc.) have been characterized so well that children can use them and the resulting circuits behave as expected. Once all ‘parts’ are standardized, it may be possible for synthetic biologists to use individual DNA building blocks to construct entirely synthetic life forms from the bottom-up.

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Dec 20, 2018

Ira Pastor — Ayersville Schools Discussion — Bioquark Inc.

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, neuroscience

Had a great time with my regenerative biology Q&A session with Ayersville (Ohio, USA) Schools 2nd graders and high school advanced anatomy class — so happy to see kids out there that are interested in these topics at such a young age — creating the future, one mind at a time —

Dec 18, 2018

The US Military Is Genetically Modifying Microbes to Detect Enemy Ships

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The effort is part of a $45 million program across all the branches of the armed forces to figure out military applications for genetic engineering.

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Dec 14, 2018

Silicon Valley’s quest for immortality – and its worrying sacrifices

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, computing, life extension, neuroscience

Whether we will ever find a way to overcome the physiological trade offs that hold back immortality, or whether we will really be able to replicate human consciousness in a computer are questions too difficult for us yet to answer. But are those leading the charge against death at least inspiring us to lead healthy lives, or are they simply rallying against an inevitable fate?

Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.

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Dec 10, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Bold Moves Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, DNA, finance, futurism, genetics, innovation, life extension

Dec 8, 2018

Regenerage — SMX Radio — The Net of Regenerative Medicine — Bioquark

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Dr. Joel I. Osorio of RegenerAge Clinic on SMX Radio broadcasting from the Colonia Santa María la Ribera neighborhood of Mexico City -
“LAS NETAS DE LA MEDICINA REGENERATIVA” (The Net of Regenerative Medicine)

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Dec 7, 2018

Theoretically Possibility That Gene Edited Twins Received a Tiny Intelligence Enhancement

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The question and answer interview of He Jianku conference presentation has the most interesting parts of this debate about human gene editing of embryos. The interview starts at about 1 hour and 28 minutes of the record. The formal presentation showed that the scientist He has taken appropriate scientific care to perform the work. He took care to make sure it was on target and was successful. He took care to make sure there were no unintended off-target side-effects.

* the parents (father HIV positive) made a choice to use the edited embryos versus unedited * the CRISPR vector used to make the change. Appears to be the kind that can be ordered for about $100. There have been adult people who have self-experimented with mail order gene editing kits * the conference interviewer asked about whether He Jianku was aware of a few other research papers. Some paper suggests that the gene CCR5 could cause increased susceptibility to flu and another suggests a tiny increase in cognitive effect.

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