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Oct 1, 2023

Researchers take steps toward stopping the ‘conversation’ between cancerous tumors and nerves

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Cancer tumors hijack the genetic program used by developing nerves. This is shown in a study published in the journal Frontiers in Genetics by researchers at Umeå University. In the long term, the results may open up new ways of treating cancer by limiting the tumor’s interaction with the nerves.

“We are still only early in the research, but this opens up exciting opportunities to fight cancer in the body in a completely new way,” says Sara Wilson, associate professor of neurobiology at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology at Umeå University.

In cancer, there is an interaction between tumors and nerves. You could say that the tumor talks to the . The researchers believe that by interpreting this “conversation,” it will later be possible to find ways to break it and thus slow down the cancer or reduce the risk of it spreading.

Oct 1, 2023

NASA Validates Revolutionary Propulsion Design for Deep Space Missions

Posted by in category: space travel

By Ray Osorio As NASA takes its first steps toward establishing a long-term presence on the Moon’s surface, a team of propulsion development engineers at NASA have developed and tested NASA’s first full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine, or RDRE, an advanced rocket engine design that could significantly change how future propulsion systems are built.

The RDRE differs from a traditional rocket engine by generating thrust using a supersonic combustion phenomenon known as a detonation. This design produces more power while using less fuel than today’s propulsion systems and has the potential to power both human landers and interplanetary vehicles to deep space destinations, such as the Moon and Mars.

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and primary collaborator IN Space LLC, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, are confirming data from RDRE hot fire tests conducted in 2022 at Marshall’s East Test Area. The engine was fired over a dozen times, totaling nearly 10 minutes in duration.

Oct 1, 2023

China tested the first ever drone equipped with a rotary detonation engine — the propulsion system will open the way to the creation of hypersonic aircraft and missiles

Posted by in categories: drones, energy, military

A private Chinese company, Thrust-to-Weight Ratio Engine, was able to test a rotary detonation engine on a drone. This is the first such test. Previously, only bench tests were conducted.

Here’s What We Know.

The rotary detonation engine will open the way to the development of hypersonic transport systems, including aircraft and missiles. Another feature of the propulsion system is reduced fuel consumption.

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Sep 30, 2023

Tomatoes, Lycopene & Cancer: The Juicy Research on this Pantry Essential

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Join Dr. Ralph W. Moss and Ben Moss as they delve into the science of tomatoes and their potent component, lycopene. Uncover the groundbreaking research that positions lycopene as a significant agent against cancer. Discover the fascinating journey of lycopene from the humble tomato to its swift presence in our bloodstream, fueling our body’s defense mechanisms. This episode is a compelling look into how nature equips us with powerful tools to combat disease, and offers practical insights on maximizing the benefits of tomatoes in our diet.

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Sep 30, 2023

California Department of Public Health

Posted by in category: health

The is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of Californians.

Sep 30, 2023

Insilico uses Microsoft’s BioGPT to find targets for aging and disease

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

Insilico Medicine, a clinical-stage generative AI-driven drug discovery company has announced that the company has used Microsoft BioGPT to identify targets against both the aging process and major age-related diseases.

Longevity. Technology: ChatGPT – the AI chatbot – can craft poems, write webcode and plan holidays. Large language models (LLMs) are the cornerstone of chatbots like GPT-4; trained on vast amounts of text data, they have been contributing to advances in diverse fields including literature, art and science – but their potential in the complex realms of biology and genomics has yet to be fully unlocked.

Sep 30, 2023

Promising malaria vaccine clears clinical hurdle, could get WHO endorsement next week

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The new shots could make malaria protection more plentiful and affordable.

Sep 30, 2023

Researchers find high concentrations of microplastics in cave water and sediment

Posted by in category: futurism

In two recent papers, Saint Louis University researchers report finding high concentrations of microplastics present in a Missouri cave system that had been closed to human visitors for 30 years.

Elizabeth Hasenmueller, Ph.D., associate professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and associate director of the WATER Institute at SLU, and her team published findings in the journals, Science of the Total Environment and Water Research, finding significant levels in Cliff Cave in Saint Louis County, Missouri.

The research, which originated from Hasenmueller’s research group and Karst Hydrology class, allowed students on the team to participate in and publish their findings.

Sep 30, 2023

We May Have Just Found Evidence of a Cosmic String: a ‘Crease’ in The Universe

Posted by in categories: physics, space

A strange pair of galaxies several billion light-years away could be evidence of a hypothetical ‘crease’ in the Universe’s fabric known as a cosmic string.

According to an analysis of the properties of the pair, the two galaxies may not be distinct objects, but a duplicate image caused by a trick of the light. And the reason the light is duplicated could be because of a scar in the space between us and the galaxy, creating a gravitational lens.

A paper describing this cosmic string candidate, led by Margarita Safonova of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, has been accepted in the Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, and is available on preprint server arXiv.

Sep 30, 2023

Futurism, Life-Extension, & Transhumanism (Q&A)

Posted by in category: transhumanism

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