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Nov 3, 2019

Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have shown that it is possible to extend the life of mice, without using any gene modifying technologies. The finding is the result of a study launched some years ago that aimed to investigate mice with hyper-long telomeres.


Nov 3, 2019

An artificial retina that could help restore sight to the blind

Posted by in category: computing

Without this advance, the chips required to build an artificial retina would burn human eye tissue. | Unsplash/Createria, Pixabay/DavidZydd.

Nov 3, 2019

SU Global Summit 2019 | Keynote | Peter Diamandis

Posted by in categories: business, education, Peter Diamandis, singularity

SU co-founder Peter Diamandis explores the virtually unlimited possibilities of our exponential universe.


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Nov 3, 2019

Maltese among group of scientists who have discovered new therapies to combat cancer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A Maltese scientist working with a group of researchers have found a way to re-activate the human immune system to fight cancer cells that can develop.

Dr. David Saliba is optimistic that their research will pave the way for the development of new therapies to fight cancer.

Together with a group of researchers from the University of Malta and the University of Oxford, Dr. David Saliba has for the last four years researched about how immune system cells communicate with each other, especially when it comes to combating cancer.

Nov 3, 2019

The Surprising Anti-Aging Effect of Living in Space

Posted by in categories: life extension, space

51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly lived in the International Space Station for almost a year while his identical twin brother Mark continued with life on earth. As an astronaut, Scott is a member of group that’s been studied in greater depth than any other living humans. As part of a special study, so was his earthbound twin.

The many negatives of space travel were expected to take their toll on Scott’s health — and they did.

Nov 3, 2019

Is Treating Cancer with Odors the Future of Cancer Therapy?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Every time you inhale through your nose, olfactory receptors in your nasal passages enable your sense of smell to function. These receptors consist of protein complexes that help you detect chemicals floating in the air.

But research now shows that those types of receptors aren’t only found along your breathing passages. They’re all over the body in a wide variety of organs, and they influence what organs like your liver and intestines are doing.

Added to that, cancer cells possess their own collection of olfactory receptors that affect how they function. And those receptors, some researchers believe, might represent one of cancer’s vulnerabilities – and a key to destroying cancers with scents.

Nov 3, 2019

3D-Printed Gill Lets You Breathe Underwater

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, wearables

This wearable gill could help you breathe underwater.

Nov 3, 2019

High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory In Seniors

Posted by in category: health

A new study suggests that seniors should be doing high-intensity exercise to improve their memory.

Nov 3, 2019

This AI Decodes Your Brainwaves and Draws What You’re Looking at

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers have created an AI that draws what a person in looking at in real time just by reading and decoding their brain waves. Perhaps most impressive of all, the technique is noninvasive, with all the brainwave information gathered through a cyberpunk-looking, electrode-covered electroencephalography (EEG) headset.

“Researchers used to think that studying brain processes via EEG is like figuring out the internal structure of a steam engine by analyzing the smoke left behind by a steam train,” researcher Grigory Rashkov said in a press release. “We did not expect that it contains sufficient information to even partially reconstruct an image observed by a person. Yet it turned out to be quite possible.”

Nov 3, 2019

Facebook wants to use peer pressure to make you healthier

Posted by in category: health

Would you trust Facebook with public health information?