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Jul 29, 2019

Sickle Cell Patient Reveals Why She Is Volunteering For Landmark Gene-Editing Study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Victoria Gray, 34, of Forest, Miss., has volunteered for one of the most anticipated medical experiments in decades: the first attempt to use the gene-editing technique CRISPR to treat a genetic disorder in the U.S. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption.

Jul 29, 2019

How your immortal consciousness will travel the universe

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience, physics, space

In about 100 years, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes we’ll explore the universe as pure consciousness — traveling at the speed of light, looking at asteroids, comets, meteors, and eventually the stars. “All of this within the laws of physics,” he says.

Jul 29, 2019

The World’s First Plane Made From And Powered By HEMP

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Group is set to build the world’s first plane made from and powered by HEMP. Not only the plane set to run on HEMPEARTH Hemp Jet A Bio Fuel, but it is set to be built almost entirely from HEMP. Everything from the seats, the wings, the plane walls and even the pillows are set to contain hemp.

Jul 29, 2019

Sony is crowdfunding a wearable ‘air conditioner’ (updated)

Posted by in category: wearables

The Reon Pocket can cool you down and heat you up while remaining unnoticed.

Jul 29, 2019

Dermal tattoo sensors for the detection of blood pH change and metabolite levels

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos. As detailed in the journal Angewandte Chemie, a colorimetric analytic formulation was injected into the skin instead of tattoo ink. The pigmented skin areas varied their color when blood pH or other health indicators changed.

Jul 29, 2019

Rich people shouldn’t be the only ones who get to live forever

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

My new article from Quartz about an annual #Longevity Peace Prize, and why it could help spread anti-aging aims far and wide across the planet:

Lead transhumanist Zoltan Istvan believes creating a major prize can help solve the problem of accessibility to developing longevity sciences.

Jul 29, 2019

Longevity as New Government Strategy

Posted by in categories: government, life extension…-colangelo

Jul 29, 2019

New Method of Halting α-Synuclein Aggregation

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

Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Brain Disorders have discovered a new method of using exosomes to deliver aptamers that prevent the accumulation of α-synuclein aggregates, which are the cause of Parkinson’s disease [1].

α-Synuclein Aggregates

Like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease is characterized by protein aggregation caused by a loss of proteostasis, one of the hallmarks of aging. In order for the brain to function properly, non-aggregated α-synuclein proteins are needed in order to facilitate the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter, in nerve cell synapses. α-synuclein only becomes a problem when proteostasis fails and the proteins misfold, aggregate, and accumulate.

Jul 29, 2019

Robotic contact lens allows users to zoom in by blinking eyes

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

Most soft robots are controlled manually or pre-programmed but the lenses mimic the natural electric signals in the human eyeball that are active even when the eye itself is closed.

Jul 29, 2019

Engineers develop chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

Posted by in categories: computing, solar power, sustainability

Mechanical engineers have discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a ‘device,’ that converts more thermal radiation into electricity. This could lead to devices such as laptop computers and cellphones with much longer battery life and solar panels that are much more efficient at converting radiant heat to energy.