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Aug 22, 2017

Bad weekend? How injecting a virus into the brain could wipe your memory

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US scientific advances are making the premise of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind more of a reality – goodbye bad and sad times.

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Aug 22, 2017

Regenerative Medicine Market to Reach $5.5 Billion by 2025: Increased Prevalence of Neurodegenerative, Orthopedic & Other Aging-related Disorders

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DUBLIN, August 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/.

The “Regenerative Medicine Market, 2014 — 2025” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

The global regenerative medicine market size is expected to reach USD 5.59 billion by 2025, according to this new report. Increased prevalence of neurodegenerative, orthopedic, and other aging-related disorders in geriatric population coupled with rising global geriatric population is anticipated to drive market growth.

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Aug 22, 2017

CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to Research Use of CRISPR/Cas9 in T Cell Cancer Therapies

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Collaboration expands CRISPR Therapeutics’ efforts in immuno-oncology.

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Aug 22, 2017

B Cells: The Antibody Factories of the Immune System

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The immune system as a whole can be broadly separated into two main branches: the innate immune response and the adaptive immune response. The innate immune response is performed by a system that is always present across the body, while the adaptive immune response appears only in response to an infection and is always specific to a particular infectious agent. B cells are a part of the adaptive immune system.

B cells are one of the two types of lymphocytes, the other kind being T cells. Like most immune cells, B cells have a very specific function: the production of antibodies, which play a major role in immunity. However, in order for a B cell to produce antibodies it must first become activated.

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Aug 22, 2017

FLOW OF WISDOM Interview w/ Zoltan Istvan founder of the Transhumanist Party HR1

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, geopolitics, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

The original date of this broadcast was on August 20, 2017. Zoltan Istvan is the creator of the Transhumanist political party.
Subjects discussed: Cryonics, The merging of machines and humans, advance technology, transhumanism, CRISPR and Artificial Intelligence.

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Aug 21, 2017

With Immortality On The Horizon, Will Humanity Be Able To Survive The Technological Transition?

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Mimetic Evolution or the collective will of humanity to imitate the most successful achievements of nature with technology, has finally set in. At this dawn of artificial intelligence humanity is trying to not only find its place again, but to do the inevitable, the inescapable – merging with the technology we created. We have to be the artificial intelligence by incorporating the transcendent aspects of an artificiality that otherwise could easily become a mastermind, both in control of us and out of control.

Yes, it will begin slowly with AI helping us to achieve dreams of humanity, ways for us to live longer and healthier. Just ask what the many biotech companies focus on and the answer unanimously will be putting an end to aging.

The idea of eternal youth and immortality is a blessing, albeit a mixed one. We learned that progress never stops and it isn’t plausible to think that we now revert back and suddenly stop working on machine learning and connected devices as well as connected thinking.

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Aug 21, 2017

False Positives in Senescent Cell Detection

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As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells enter a state of cellular senescence. These cells no longer divide or support the tissues of which they are a part, and they emit a cocktail of harmful chemical signals that encourage other nearby cells to also enter the same senescent state.

The presence of senescent cells contributes to decreasing tissue function, increases chronic inflammation, and can even raise the risk of cancer and other age-related diseases.

Senescent cells normally destroy themselves via a programmed process called apoptosis and are removed by the immune system; however, the immune system declines with age, and increasing numbers of these senescent cells escape this disposal process and accumulate.

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Aug 20, 2017

While sugar impairs memory and learning skills, eating chocolate improves brain function

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

Researchers at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) conducted a study in 2012 on rats and found that a diet high in fructose hinders learning skills and memory and also slow down the brain. The researchers found that rats who over-consumed fructose had damaged synaptic activity in the brain, meaning that communication among brain cells was impaired.

Study’s lead author Dr. Fernando Gomez-Pinilla said in a statement that “Insulin is important in the body for controlling blood sugar, but it may play a different role in the brain. Our study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body.”

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Aug 20, 2017

Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain — and control body movements

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Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities — an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.

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Aug 20, 2017

Forever Labs preserves young stem cells to prevent your older self from aging

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Forever Labs, a startup in Y Combinator’s latest batch, is preserving adult stem cells with the aim to help you live longer and healthier.

Stem cells have the potential to become any type of cell needed in the body. It’s very helpful to have younger stem cells from your own body on hand should you ever need some type of medical intervention, like a bone marrow transplant as the risk of rejection is greatly reduced when the cells are yours.

Mark Katakowski spent the last 15 years studying stem cells. What he found is that not only do we have less of them the older we get, but they also lose their function as we age. So, he and his co-founders Edward Cibor and Steve Clausnitzer started looking at how to bank them while they were young.

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