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Dec 16, 2017

Liz Parrish — Future Therapies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, genetics, life extension

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Liz Parrish is the Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc. BioViva is committed to extending healthy lifespans using gene therapy. Liz is known as “the woman who wants to genetically engineer you,” she is a humanitarian, entrepreneur and innovator and a leading voice for genetic cures. As a strong proponent of progress and education for the advancement of gene therapy, she serves as a motivational speaker to the public at large for the life sciences. She is actively involved in international educational media outreach and sits on the board of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA). She is the founder of BioTrove Investments LLC and the BioTrove Podcasts which is committed to offering a meaningful way for people to learn about and fund research in regenerative medicine. She is also the Secretary of the American Longevity Alliance (ALA) a 501©(3) nonprofit trade association that brings together individuals, companies, and organizations who work in advancing the emerging field of cellular & regenerative medicine with the aim to get governments to consider aging a disease. Parrish received two kinds of injections, which were administered outside the United States: a myostatin inhibitor, which is expected to prevent age-associated muscle loss; and a telomerase gene therapy, which is expected to lengthen telomeres, segments of DNA at the ends of chromosomes whose shortening is associated with aging and degenerative disease.

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Dec 12, 2017

I interviewed in my home last night for French Public TV, part of a story covering this new documentary “Genius Factory” and the field of modern day #eugenics / #designerbabies, which came out recently on the Documentary Channel

Posted by in categories: education, transhumanism

I’m interviewed in the documentary (which I appear in but haven’t seen yet). Naturally, I support creating super people with science & technology (a main goal of #transhumanism), just not using unethical or exclusionary methods to do so. #GeniusFactory

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Dec 11, 2017

Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

Posted by in categories: education, neuroscience

In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.

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Dec 8, 2017

This Scientist Wants to Bring ‘Star Trek’ Values to Congress

Posted by in categories: education, government

Vulcanologist Jess Phoenix never expected to be involved in politics. Until recently her life revolved around science—traveling the world to study different volcanoes and running an educational nonprofit. But the environmental record of the Trump administration has motivated her to run for Congress.

“These guys are basically gutting every environmental protection that existed,” Phoenix says in Episode 284 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “It’s a trend we have to stop now. We can’t let this continue.”

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Dec 8, 2017

How refugee scientists can change the world

Posted by in category: education

Although it is hard to get exact numbers, thousands of science students and professionals are thought to be among those seeking refuge. Now they are the focus of a documentary by Italian artist and film-maker Nicole Leghissa. Her Science in Exile recently premiered at the World Science Forum in Jordan, and will be shown globally in 2018.

What becomes of the scientists among those fleeing war and conflict in Africa and the Middle East, asks a documentary, Science in Exile.

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Dec 5, 2017

A few days ago this documentary on cyborgs aired on Spanish Public TV, RTVE

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, education, transhumanism

Lots of futurists are in it. A 5-min section on my #transhumanism work, including the Transhumanist Bill of Rights (image of me below writing the first version on steps of US Supreme Court), is in the doc. My section starts about 45:30, and there are some YouTube versions out there too now (google the title Cyborgs Entre Nosotros) if there are issues to watch outside Spain:…s/4341838/

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Dec 4, 2017

It’s Gonna Get A Lot Easier To Break Science Journal Pay Walls — By Adam Rogers | Wired

Posted by in categories: big data, education, policy, science

““Access to science is going to be a first-world privilege,” Geltner says. “That’s the opposite of what science is supposed to be about.””

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Nov 29, 2017

Blocking Second Dont Eat Me Pathway to Kill Cancer Cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education

Cancer can often evade the immune system by sending signals that fool it into thinking that the cancer cells are normal, healthy cells and that it should ignore them. Earlier this year, we reported on an approach to treating cancer in which the immune system can be taught to detect cancer by seeing past the cancer cell’s attempts to hide.

One of these attempts involves a signaling pathway that sends a “don’t Eat Me” signal to the immune system. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a second biological pathway that signals the immune system not to engulf and consume cancer cells.

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Nov 29, 2017

A future of driverless cars, virtual reality and other advanced services beckon as China’s ZTE bets on massive 5G roll-out

Posted by in categories: education, health, internet, mobile phones, robotics/AI, virtual reality

The international authorities overseeing the creation of a unified standard for 5G mobile technologies are expected to release the initial specifications next year and the final phase in 2019, paving the way for the commercial deployment of 5G services by mobile network operators from 2020.

China is one step closer to achieving the reality of seamless, super high speed communications that will enable driverless cars, virtual reality education and nationwide health care services after a partnership comprising China Mobile, Qualcomm and ZTE accelerated efforts to finalise technical standards for the next generation of smartphones.

With the world’s largest population and most number of internet users, China is making a huge bet that the wide roll-out of 5G mobile infrastructure by the country’s three main telecommunications network operators would support the country’s rapid digital transformation – enabling a raft of advanced applications and services that were the stuff of science fiction just decades ago.

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Nov 23, 2017

How Would You Donate $450 Million? Six Leaders Weigh In

Posted by in categories: economics, education

Somehow, some way, someone paid $450 million, after buyer’s fees, for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie’s last Wednesday. Believed to be the last work by the artist in private hands, the painting’s price smashed all previous records.

Since the price also seemed more on par with the education budget of a medium-sized country, Artsy asked a range of leaders from the arts, economics, bioethics, and development to tell us how they’d spend $450 million.

After last week’s recording-breaking sale of a Leonardo da Vinci painting, Artsy asked a range of leadersdevelopment how they’d spend $450 million.

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