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Dec 1, 2017

Can We Restore Thymus Function to Cheat Death?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers announce successful preliminary results of a clinical trial to restore thymus function, which could boost aging immune systems.

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Dec 1, 2017

Can These New Advancements in Cryonics Revive Our Bodies After Freezing?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension, Ray Kurzweil

Summary: Cryonics has long been a non-starter due to technical limitations. A week-old radical proposal by a Russian cryonics firm to freeze people before death, combined with technological advances in Cryopreservation: Also called cryobanking. The process of cooling and storing cells, tissues, or organs at very low or freezing temperatures to save them for future use. Used in cryonics and the storage of reproductive cells in fertility treatments. [Source – NCI].” class=” glossaryLink “cryopreservation are shaking up the cryonics industry. When will cryonics be ready for prime time? [Author: Brady Hartman. This article first appeared on LongevityFacts.com. Follow us on Reddit | Google+ | Facebook. ]

Google’s most famous technologist, Ray Kurzweil, has signed up for cryonics, saying:

“My primary strategy for living through the 21st century and beyond is not to die”

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Dec 1, 2017

You Wont Believe What These Transhumanists Are Doing

Posted by in category: transhumanism

You won’t believe the things that these transhumanists are doing to prepare for merging with machines, from mind uploading to cybernetics.

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Dec 1, 2017

Scientists have created a silicon beating heart

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

The soft artificial heart was created from silicone using a 3D-printing, lost-wax casting technique; it weighs 390 grams and has a volume of 679 cm3. “It is a silicone monoblock with complex inner structure,” explains Cohrs. This artificial heart has a right and a left ventricle, just like a real human heart, though they are not separated by a septum but by an additional chamber. This chamber is in- and deflated by pressurized air and is required to pump fluid from the blood chambers, thus replacing the muscle contraction of the human heart.

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Dec 1, 2017

Could Precision Treatments Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

A group of scientists says that novel precision treatments with multiple drugs may provide the cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dec 1, 2017

Can These Novel Treatments Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Scientists race to cure Alzheimer’s disease, using revolutionary approaches that may reduce the number of people affected by about 40 pct.

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Dec 1, 2017

Researchers Discover Key to Alzheimer’s Disease in Our Brains

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

Summary: Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases are partially caused by the build-up of garbage due to a breakdown of the cellular housekeeping process known as autophagy. British scientists just discovered what may be the key to stopping this collapse in cellular housekeeping. [Author: Brady Hartman. This article first appeared on LongevityFacts.com. Follow us on Reddit | Google+ | Facebook. ]

Scientists at King’s College London (KCL) discovered new mechanisms of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders, which may be involved in the leading causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The novel research was published Wednesday in the journal Current Biology.

If the findings are expanded, the discovery could lead to new treatments for delaying the progression of previously incurable neurodegenerative conditions.

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Dec 1, 2017

Company Offers to Freeze Your Body Before Death

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryonics, cryptocurrencies, law, life extension

Summary: Cryonics firm CryoGen makes a radical new proposal to freeze people before death, known as ‘mercy freezing.’ Customers will pay for the Cryopreservation: Also called cryobanking. The process of cooling and storing cells, tissues, or organs at very low or freezing temperatures to save them for future use. Used in cryonics and the storage of reproductive cells in fertility treatments. [Source – NCI].” class=” glossaryLink “cryopreservation using a new blockchain based cryptocurrency called the CRYO. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts.com. Author: Brady Hartman. Follow us on Reddit | Google+ | Facebook. ]

Cryonics is legally allowed only after death, and during this time the body starts to decay. Cryopreservation should ideally be performed within a few minutes of the patient’s demise. This happens less than half the time for current cryonics clients, and their tissues start turning to mush before freezing.

A Russian-Swiss company named CryoGen plans to solve that problem by freezing people before death, calling it ‘mercy freezing.’ CryoGen is building a cryonics lab in Switzerland, a country where euthanasia is legal. According to a white paper on CryoGen’s website.

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Dec 1, 2017

Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

Posted by in categories: energy, government, sustainability

The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation to date – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday, a day after it had already demonstrated its value by injecting energy into the grid during the previous day’s afternoon peak.

South Australia premier Jay Weatherill, whose government has provided the subsidy for the battery to be built on the grid with the largest penetration of wind and solar anywhere in the world, described it as a “landmark moment”.

“This means that, for the first time, clean and affordable wind energy can be dispatched to the grid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether the wind is blowing or not, improving system reliability,” Weatherill said.

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Dec 1, 2017

The Colorado School of Mines Wants to Launch the First-Ever Space Mining Program

Posted by in category: space

The first-ever graduate program for space miners-in-training is set to launch next year. And the inaugural class is already taking lessons.

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