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Sep 3, 2019

Japanese Woman Received the World’s First iPS Corneal Transplant

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Suffering from a corneal disease where her left eye was turning blind, the woman can now see well, say the Osaka University team who carried out the surgery.

Sep 3, 2019

American Chemical Society Photo

Posted by in category: genetics

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Sep 3, 2019

Nation’s first all-digital nuclear reactor dedicated at Purdue

Posted by in categories: economics, education, nuclear energy

Purdue University will support public and private research partnerships at the nation’s first digitally operated nuclear reactor, the school said in a Tuesday press release. Scientists and engineers will look to answer the question of how reliable and resilient an all-digital nuclear reactor, named Purdue University Reactor Number One (PUR-1), can be.

“As the United States and the world continue to implement digital technology, that introduces both strengths and vulnerabilities that need to be explored and understood because our economy relies on the resiliency of these systems,” Clive Townsend, supervisor for the reactor, said in a statement.

Before PUR-1 was converted to digital technology, all US reactors worked using analog technology like vacuum tubes and hand-soldered wires, Townsend said in the release. Purdue’s facility will be the US’ first cyber-nuclear testbed for researchers and corporate partners. It’s licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which ensures safe use of radioactive materials.

Sep 3, 2019

How quantum computing might go mainstream

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Dr. Chris Bernhardt, professor of mathematics at Fairfield University, tells Tonya Hall that quantum computing could eventually be useful for everyone through different problem solving processes.

Sep 3, 2019

The ‘Nobel Prize of Math’ Has Been Won By A Woman For The First Time Ever

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics, physics


Greetings with some good news for the women’s world. Just recently, one of the most prestigious mathematics prizes in the world – The Abel Prize was awarded to a woman for the first time ever. Yes! Karen Uhlenbeck is a mathematician and a professor at the University of Texas and is now the first woman to win this prize in mathematics. You go Karen!

The award, which is modeled by the Nobel Prize, is awarded by the king of Norway to honor mathematicians who have made an influence in their field including a cash prize of around $700,000. The award to Karen cites for “the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.” This award exists since 2003 but has only been won by men since.

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Sep 3, 2019

The Regenerage Show — Episode #3 — “Form Control, Biological Aging, and Why Your Body is NOT a Classic Automobile!” — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, cryonics, DNA, health, posthumanism, science, transhumanism

Sep 3, 2019

MIT scientists say new skin patch to deliver cancer medication in 60 seconds shows promise in mice

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developing new method to deliver #cancer medication.

An experimental patch designed to deliver cancer medications through the skin showed promise in mice and human skin samples, according to new research presented Sunday at the American Chemical Society conference in California, San Diego.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the patch to fight melanoma, a deadly but highly treatable form of skin cancer. The patch is less than a centimeter long and coated with a sticky film, which allows it to be applied and removed from the skin in a minute.

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Sep 3, 2019

NASA Astronauts Snap Terrifying Photos of Hurricane Dorian

Posted by in category: climatology

These photos reveal the storm’s awesome power.

Sep 3, 2019

Previously Unknown Protective Role Uncovered for Telomerase in Somatic Cell Aging

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

Results from the new study, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) have shown that telomerase is reactivated in normal adult cells at the latter stage of cell aging, and this activity reduces the potential for DNA damage that could lead cells to become cancerous. “This study reshapes the current understanding of telomerase’s function in normal cells,” said Kan Cao, PhD, an associate professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at UMD, who is senior author of the study. “Our work shows, for the first time, that there is a role for telomerase in adult cells beyond promoting tumor formation.

University of Maryland-led team found that telomerase, which immortalizes cancer cells, also prevents tumors and slows a key stage in normal cell death.

Sep 3, 2019

People once used nuclear radiation to grow really big plants

Posted by in categories: government, nuclear energy

After WW II, a government program aimed to find a peaceful use for nuclear power. And thus, the atomic garden was born.