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Jan 29, 2021

FDA delays approval decision for Biogen’s Alzheimer’s treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The FDA had promised to render a decision on the approval of aducanumab by March 7. The process is now being extended to June 7.

Jan 29, 2021

Has this woman just invented the rocket that will take us to Mars?

Posted by in category: space travel

The unique design of the plasma thruster could enable spacecraft to travel to distant planets much faster than they can now.

Jan 29, 2021

Baldness Could Soon Be Cured for Real — if You’re Rich

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A real cure for balding could be coming soon, but it won’t be cheap.

Jan 29, 2021

Geological phenomenon widening the Atlantic Ocean

Posted by in category: futurism

An upsurge of matter from deep beneath the Earth’s crust could be pushing the continents of North and South America further apart from Europe and Africa, new research has found.

Jan 29, 2021

Record-Breaking Source for Single Photons Developed That Can Produce Billions of Quantum Particles per Second

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Researchers at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have developed a source of single photons that can produce billions of these quantum particles per second. With its record-breaking efficiency, the photon source represents a new and powerful building-block for quantum technologies.

Jan 29, 2021

Arsenic and (Very) Old Life

Posted by in category: biological

Arsenic — may be good for you, if you are a microbe!


This normally toxic substance might have been useful in the oxygen-deprived environment of early Earth.

Jan 29, 2021

Longevity Medicine: Scientists Develop Framework to Apply AI in Extending Lifespan

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

For centuries, scientists have tried to work on formulas to extend human life. While scientific and medical advancements have pushed the average human life expectancy to 71 years worldwide, researchers are still trying to find out if it can be extended further. Now, a group of scientists is leaning on artificial intelligence (AI) to combine conventional medicine to treat diseases and prevent them to extend longevity.

Conventional medicine has been the go-to tool for scientists to treat diseases and effectively extend life expectancy. But it has limitations too. While it can treat diseases, it’s not very effective in detecting early signs of an ailment that can reduce life expectancy. But combining AI, fundamental research and medicine could bring about a change in the research of extending human life. Dubbed as Longevity medicine, the scientists — Alex Zhavoronkov, Evelyne Yehudit Bischof and Kai-Fu Lee — proposed a framework. Their article was published in the journal Nature Aging.

Dr Zhavoronkov is a computer scientist with a doctorate in biophysics. Bischof is a practicing doctor who is researching on aging and gerooncology at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. Lee is known for his expertise in AI.

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Jan 29, 2021

Reversed Age by Over 54% Study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

This is the first part of the interview with Harold Katcher in Modern Healthspan YouTube channel.


Dr. Harold Katcher is a professor of Biology at the University of Maryland. He has been a pioneer in the field of cancer research, in the development of modern aspects of gene hunting and sequencing. He carries expertise in bioinformatics, chronobiology, and biotechnology. Dr. Katcher is currently working in the capacity of Chief Technical Officer at Nugenics Research exploring rejuvenation treatments in mammals.
In May 2020 there was a paper published on biorxiv about the rejuvenation of rats by over 50%. We did a review of the paper which you can find linked to above. In this interview series we talk with Dr. Harold Katcher, one of the main authors of the paper about the experiment, the steps to get validation, commercialization and how the results fit into his theories of aging.

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Jan 29, 2021

The UAE’s Hope mission is nearly to Mars, and scientists can’t wait

Posted by in category: space

We’re just counting down the final few days before we arrive to the Red Planet.


With less than two weeks before the country’s first-ever interplanetary mission slips into orbit around Mars, United Arab Emirates scientists can’t wait for the Hope orbiter’s arrival.

Jan 29, 2021

Here’s what happened when AI and humans met in a strawberry-growing contest

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

A fruitful experiment.


Top strawberry growers were pitted against data scientists in a smart-agriculture competition organized by Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo.

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