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May 13, 2020

Chinese PLA Choppers Spotted Near LAC; IAF Rushes Fighter Jets To Ladakh Border: Report

Posted by in category: military

Last week, the Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a face-off along the LAC in north Sikkim.

May 13, 2020

A new biomarker for the aging brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have identified changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation. Published in the scientific journal Brain, the study found that natural age-related enlargement of the ventricles—a condition called ventriculomegaly—was associated with a lag in blood drainage from a specific deep region of the brain. The lag can be detected easily with MRI, making it a potential biomarker for predicting ventriculomegaly and the aging brain, which can then be treated quickly.

Ventriculomegaly is an abnormal condition in which fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the without properly draining, making them enlarged. Although ventricular enlargement within normal range is not itself considered a disease, when left unchecked it can lead to ventriculomegaly and dementia resulting from normal pressure hydrocephalus. In their study, the team found that ventriculomegaly was associated with changes in circulation of the brain. “We found an age-related perfusion timing shift in the brain’s venous systems whose lifespan profile was very similar to, but slightly preceded that of ventricular enlargement,” explains first author Toshihiko Aso.

After blood circulates through the brain providing necessary oxygen, the deoxygenated blood must return to the heart though our veins. This happens through two pathways, one draining blood from regions close to the surface of the brain, and the other from areas deep in the brain. By using MRI to measure changes in , the team at BDR recently found that as we age, the time it takes for blood to drain through these two pathways becomes out of sync. The result is a time lag between the deep drainage and the surface pathway, which increases with age.

May 13, 2020

This Is Real: The U.S. Army’s “Flying Saucer” Exists

Posted by in category: military

Meet the fascinating Avro Avrocar.

By Caleb Larson

May 13, 2020

Robot programmed to give people haircuts

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Robot gives this man a haircut.👦

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May 13, 2020

Eybna and CannaSoul, Top Cannabis R&D Firms, Join Forces to Prove a Proprietary Terpene Formulation for Treating Viral Infections via Modulation of Cytokine Storm

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prof. Dedi (David) Meiri, Chairman and CSO of CannaSoul and Nadav Eyal, Co-founder and CEO of Eybna Technologies Ltd, announced today the companies have jointly engaged in a mutual assays of CannaSoul’s (through its Myplant-Bio subsidiary) Cytokine Storm Assay and Eybna’s Novel NT-VRL™ formulation dedicated for treatment and prevention of viral infections — specifically for high-risk populations and treatment of actively ill patients.

May 13, 2020

Could cannabis terpene formulation treat COVID-19?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A unique formulation of cannabis terpenes is being tested for its efficacy in treating viral infections, including COVID-19.

May 13, 2020

Mechanical oscillations cause iron to become transparent to gamma rays

Posted by in categories: materials, quantum physics

“Iron nuclei can be made transparent to gamma rays that they would normally absorb using a new technique called “acoustically induced transparency” (AIT). This feat was achieved by physicists in the US and Russia, who vibrated an iron Mössbauer absorber using a piezoelectric transducer. The researchers believe the effect could help to control the emission of radiation from nuclei, allowing more accurate atomic clocks and other quantum optical devices to be created. The technique could even be used to slow the passage of gamma rays through a material.”

“Acoustically induced transparency” created by vibrating solid absorber.

May 13, 2020

New anti-COVID-19 nanocoating surface developed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers are developing safe anti-viral nanoparticle coatings that demonstrate significant potential in preventing active surface infection with SARS-CoV-2.

May 13, 2020

Using Brain Plasticity to Supercharge Your Brain for Stroke Recovery

Posted by in category: neuroscience

About characteristics of plasticity, ways to harness plasticity, how exactly does plasticity improve the mind, and maintaining plasticity.

May 13, 2020

Germany’s first drive-in social-distancing rave amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

While nightclubs have closed in Germany as part of its coronavirus restrictions, a club held the country’s first drive-in social-distancing rave on May 9, 2020.

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