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Jun 7, 2024

Episode 3: “DNA Barcoding and Projectome Mapping”

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Listen to this episode from Carboncopies Podcast on Spotify. In the third episode of the Carboncopies Podcast Series, Professor Tony Zador presents his work in DNA barcoding and projectome mapping. This technique has already been utilized by the well known Allen Brain Atlas. Zador further presented a nascent extension of this work that offers the possibility of using the same basic technique to map connectomes.

Jun 7, 2024

The U.S. added 600,000 new millionaires last year as AI fueled markets

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, finance, robotics/AI

The big question is whether the wealth boom of the past decade, initially fueled by low interest rates and liquidity, and more recently by Covid-19 pandemic stimulus and artificial intelligence, can continue. Global conflicts, elections, interest rates and a potential economic slowdown could all slow the pace of wealth creation, said Elias Ghanem, global head of the Capgemini Research Institute for Financial Services.

“The last 10 years were exceptional,” Ghanem said. “We now have inflation, a potential recession and geopolitical problems and elections. The environment is completely different.”

Indeed, globally, the wealth picture looks more mixed than in the U.S. The number of millionaires worldwide grew 5.1% last year, to 22.8 million, according to the report. Their combined fortunes grew to a record $86.8 trillion.

Jun 7, 2024

Proteomics platform sheds new light on tau’s role in Alzheimer’s

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Nautilus provides a ‘James Webb telescope’ for tau analysis, enabling a deeper understanding of Alzheimer’s disease biology.

Jun 7, 2024

Ancient Cauldrons Were Used For Collecting Blood, Scientists Discover

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Ancient vessels, discovered by accident on the Mongolian steppe, have given us new insight into how the land’s ancient inhabitants ate.

Archeologists have scraped caked residue from the insides of two Bronze Age cauldrons dating back 2,750 years, revealing that the vessels were once used for collecting the blood of ruminants, such as sheep and goats, as well as the milk of wild yaks (Bos mutus).

What did they do with the blood, you ask? Well, we can’t know for certain, but it was likely used for dietary purposes, such as the production of blood sausage, similar to sausage-making techniques still used in rural Mongolia today.

Jun 6, 2024

Towards realizing nano-enabled precision delivery in plants

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

Nanocarrier delivery has huge potential in agriculture; however, there are significant scientific and societal barriers to overcome. In this Review, the authors explore the state of the field, what lessons can be learned from nanomedicine, and discuss what scientific and societal issues need to be addressed.

Jun 6, 2024

One in Six Patients in Primary Care Report Cannabis Use

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How often should patients be screened for cannabis use? This is what a recent study published in JAMA Network Open hopes to address as a team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) investigated how primary care patients who recognize themselves as recreational cannabis users could potentially be at risk for—or suffering from—cannabis use disorder. This study holds the potential to raise awareness about healthcare providers conducting cannabis screening that could help identify early signs of cannabis use disorder in primary care patients.

For the study, the researchers analyzed surveys completed by 175,734 patients prior to a primary care appointment to assess their cannabis use and was conducted between January 2021 and March 2023. In the end, the researchers found that 17 percent indicated cannabis use in their surveys, of which 34.7 percent of those individuals demonstrated potentially high risk for cannabis use disorder based on their survey results. Additionally, 76.1 percent of patients indicated they used cannabis for medical reasons while not identifying as medical cannabis users. The researchers note these results indicate steps should be taken to conduct routine cannabis screenings of primary care patents by healthcare professionals.

“Patients may not tell their primary care providers about their cannabis use, and their doctors may not ask about it,” said Dr. Lillian Gelberg, MD, who is Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and lead author of the study. “Not asking patients about their cannabis use results in a missed opportunity for opening up doctor-patient communication regarding use of cannabis generally and for management of their symptoms. ”

Jun 6, 2024

Smart contact lens battery powered by your tears was inspired by Mission Impossible

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Discover an innovative ultra-thin battery for smart contact lenses, powered by tears and inspired by ‘Mission Impossible.’

Jun 6, 2024

Neuralink Could Head to the UK for Next Round of Clinical Trials as Brain-Computer Interface Startups Boom

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

Neuralink is onboarding patients in the UK in preparation for potential clinical trials amid a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) boom.

Jun 6, 2024

Researchers demonstrate the first chip-based 3D printer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

Imagine a portable 3D printer you could hold in the palm of your hand. The tiny device could enable a user to rapidly create customized, low-cost objects on the go, like a fastener to repair a wobbly bicycle wheel or a component for a critical medical operation.

Jun 6, 2024

FUS Instruments

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FUS instruments is a manufacturer of preclinical foucsed ultrasound systems for research. We specialize in systems for brain research. We sell stereotactic and MRI-guided FUS systems as well as transducer and other accessories for focused ultrasound research.

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