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Feb 19, 2016

The Major Mouse Testing Program

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension


What is the MMTP? The MMTP is an ambitious project, designed to radically speed up the rate of progress in the field of regenerative medicine and aging research.

The project is the brainchild of our parent organisation, The International Longevity Alliance, a nonprofit foundation for science advocacy and research. The testing and discovery of compounds and treatments to delay or stop the processes of aging is a slow affair, with very few high quality, high impact studies conducted each year.

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Feb 18, 2016

New Wireless Neural Implant Transmits Brain Signals to Prosthetic Limbs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, neuroscience

A new chip designed for the brain is now wireless. Now that it is no longer connected using wires, will it compromise its accuracy?

The Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed a smart chip that can be used for neural implants in order to wirelessly transmit brain signals to the rest of the body with 95% accuracy. These neural implants, and the data that they register, are expected to help curtail symptoms of diseases like Parkinson’s, and they could also help paraplegic patients move their prosthetic limbs.

For operations, external devices can use the the 5mm by 5mm chip to receive and analyze data before sending back important details, instead of sending the entire data stream all at once. This drastically decreases its power consumption, making the tech far more viable.

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Feb 18, 2016

Scientists Have Created Miniature Versions of the Human Brain Using Skin Cells

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Researchers have developed a functioning miniature replica of the human brain, composed of neurons and glial cells, to help study and better understand neurological diseases.

A tiny ball of brain cells may help researchers alleviate or treat neurological diseases.

These small cellular balls act like miniature versions of the human brain, mimicking various aspects of the actual brain that include sending pulses of electric signals akin to what happens in a thinking mind. This research was reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.

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Feb 18, 2016

Caribou Bio’s New CRISPR Patent Isn’t About Gene Editing

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

The facts about the CRISPR Patent.

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If you ask people who don’t follow biotech too closely what they know about CRISPR, you might get two answers: genetic editing and a big patent fight.

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Feb 18, 2016

GBM Treatment Discoveries: Why Select Drugs Might not Work

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New insights on GBM resistance markers.

A research team, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR), has made some progress in determining the causes for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), one of the most aggressive brain tumors known, to be resistant to the drugs currently used, which is one of the main limitations of its treatment. The results have been recently published in two articles in PlosOne magazine.

The researchers have proven that proteoglycans (the cells’ structural elements), called decorin (DCN) and lumican (LUM), could be decisive in the behavior and development of a resistance to the drugs used for treating glioblastoma multiforme, such as temozolamide (TMZ). In the other hand, they have laid bare that the inhibition of the transcription of some of the sub-units belonging to the mismatch-repair (MMR) complex, a system that analyzes and repairs DNA, could be responsible of the failure of current therapies against this kind of tumor.

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Feb 18, 2016

Man vs machine: Bio-chip implants will make us stronger but an open target for hackers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, privacy, security

Absolutely; it will and that is the real danger in technology. This is why security roles will be increasingly in demand over the next 7 to 10 years.

Kaspersky director Marco Preuss looks at the future of biometric technology and bio-cybersecurity.

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Feb 18, 2016

Brain scan for artificial intelligence shows how software thinks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, information science, robotics/AI

Neural networks have become enormously successful – but we often don’t know how or why they work. Now, computer scientists are starting to peer inside their artificial minds.

A PENNY for ’em? Knowing what someone is thinking is crucial for understanding their behaviour. It’s the same with artificial intelligences. A new technique for taking snapshots of neural networks as they crunch through a problem will help us fathom how they work, leading to AIs that work better – and are more trustworthy.

In the last few years, deep-learning algorithms built on neural networks – multiple layers of interconnected artificial neurons – have driven breakthroughs in many areas of artificial intelligence, including natural language processing, image recognition, medical diagnoses and beating a professional human player at the game Go.

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Feb 18, 2016

Cancer researchers claim ‘extraordinary results’ using T-cell therapy

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More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

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Feb 18, 2016

Welcome to Major Mouse Testing Project

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, life extension

The MMTP needs your support!

Have you ever considered your destiny may depend upon, you personally? And beyond that, have you considered the destiny of many others may depend upon your actions? People who have changed the world, didn’t have any doubts that the future depended on their actions. Scientists, businessmen and famous public figures didn’t wait until someone did something important for the world. They took responsibility for what was happening around and acted, despite all the difficulties. Are you ready to become such a person? Maybe you too have always wanted to make a significant difference, but didn’t know where to begin? So spend a moment to read the information below.

Today there is a unique project being prepared by a group of scientists, activists and other like minded people from many countries. A project which will give us the opportunity to rescue millions of people from future suffering. The project brings the fight against aging to a global level. Each day people suffer and die from the many diseases associated with aging. Researchers worldwide are engaged in a valiant effort to save countless lives in the near future.

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Feb 17, 2016

Neuroscientists reverse autism symptoms

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Autism has diverse genetic causes, most of which are still unknown. About 1 percent of people with autism are missing a gene called Shank3, which is critical for brain development. Without this gene, individuals develop typical autism symptoms including repetitive behavior and avoidance of social interactions.

In a study of mice, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reverse some of those behavioral symptoms by turning the gene back on later in life, allowing the brain to properly rewire itself.

“This suggests that even in the adult brain we have profound plasticity to some degree,” says Guoping Feng, an MIT professor of brain and cognitive sciences. “There is more and more evidence showing that some of the defects are indeed reversible, giving hope that we can develop treatment for autistic patients in the future.”

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