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May 26, 2017

Treating Diseases with a Protein Missile System

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A novel way to target proteins in cells could lead to undruggable diseases being treatable.

Researchers at the university of Dundee have shown that it is possible to target and destroy specific proteins within cells using a new directed protein missile system. This is very interesting as it raises the possibility of targeting aberrant proteins present in diseases that currently have no drug that affects them.

This opens the door to treating a range of diseases as well as potentially being useful in directly targeting proteins involved in the aging process. Before we take a look at the research let’s recap on why proteins are important, what they do and how they relate to aging and diseases.

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May 26, 2017

Update bundle #4

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

News from the world of rejuvenation biotechs.

Gone are—for now—the golden days when I would publish a new post each week. So, for as long as my schedule is going to be this busy, I’ll have to be content with update bundles. I thought I’d let you know about a few news items and interesting things going on in anti-ageing community.

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May 26, 2017

Astronomers witness star’s death, birth of new black hole

Posted by in category: cosmology

May 25 (UPI) — In 2015, a star tracked by astronomers since 2009, suddenly disappeared. New research suggests the star collapsed and became a black hole, but avoided the explosive violence of a supernova.

The discovery, detailed in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, could explain why many of the universe’s most massive stars die without a parting explosion.

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May 26, 2017

You’ll Never Take Notes in Class the Same Way Again

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

With advanced artificial intelligence, taking notes in class comes only one push of the button away! — B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder.

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May 25, 2017

Google AI Beats World’s Best Player At This Chinese Board Game

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Artificial Intelligence outsmarted this man at his own game.

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May 25, 2017

I gave the Co-Closing Keynote speech at San Francisco’s The Battery the other day to ultra high net worth families and their finance managers

Posted by in categories: finance, life extension, transhumanism

My topic was #transhumanism and life extension. I’m hoping they might invest in these fields. Former Keynote speakers of this event include Newt Gingrich, Peter Thiel, Andre Agassi, etc. I’ll share a recording of it when I get one.

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May 25, 2017

If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on Quora:

Whenever you think about time dilation in relativity theory, keep in mind that the theory is not about you. It is about what others see. As far as you are concerned, no matter where you are or how you move, time will always appear to pass as it always does.

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May 25, 2017

Jupiter Is Much Stranger Than Scientists Thought

Posted by in category: space

The Juno spacecraft has made several close flybys of the gas giant, revealing massive cyclones—and other weird features beneath its surface.

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May 25, 2017

The Rocket Startup That’s About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

Posted by in category: satellites

Rocket Lab is aiming to put small satellites in low Earth orbit at a fraction of the cost of even SpaceX.

With its Thursday announcement of a successful launch of the Electron rocket, a small New Zealand start-up changed the private space race.

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May 25, 2017

1 Bitcoin (BTC) will be worth $100,000???

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, internet

Bitcoin has terrible UX…in our journey into tech we purchased a few pounds worth on a paper wallet on a bitcoin ATM machine to experiment with and gain familiarity with this new form of internet money.

The paper wallet has an illegibly long code that needs to be typed in or QR code scanned in to get the part bitcoin uploaded to an online usable form of bitcoin.

Bitcoins can be lost because of this bad UX/UI issue.

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