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Oct 10, 2018

Aging Happens

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

Today, we have a talk by Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho, who discusses how aging is a consequence of thermodynamics and entropy. Quite simply, aging is the default for most species.

Earlier this year, we hosted the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2018 conference at the Cooper Union, New York City. The event was focused on bringing the worlds of research and investment in the rejuvenation biotechnology field together and saw a number of talks and panels focused on research and investment.

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Oct 10, 2018

Invariant Natural Killer T Cells Might Be The Next Step in Cancer Therapy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, neuroscience

Invariant natural killer T cells might lead to cheaper and more effective immunotherapy.


Researchers at the Imperial College London have discovered that specifically employing invariant natural killer T cells, rather than generic T cells, in cancer immunotherapies based on chimeric antigen receptors might lead to significantly more effective, cheaper, and more easily mass-produced treatments [1].

Abstract

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Oct 10, 2018

Conservation and Compassion in the Age of Humans and Beyond

Posted by in category: futurism

“Broadly speaking, a posthuman perspective would call into question the anthropocentric notion that humans are to be privileged over all other forms of life. Posthumanism generally aligns with a more ecological perspective that favors simultaneous coexistence with other species and consideration of the lives and experiences of other species. Posthumanism would thus resist the notion that humans are at the center of any given context and would instead posit that human society is composed of a web of interwoven, entangled relationships of humans, nonhuman animals, organic and inorganic matter, and so on.” https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/conservation-and-compassi… https://paper.li/e-1437691924#/


A new book called “Visualizing Posthuman Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene” argues against human domination and favors peaceful coexistence with other species.

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Oct 10, 2018

The Universe Has A Speed Limit, And It Isn’t The Speed Of Light

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. But particles in our Universe can’t even go that fast.

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Oct 10, 2018

The Latest Prostheses Take Orders Directly From Your Nerves

Posted by in category: futurism

New prostheses can perform dexterous motions, such as opening beers and grinding pepper, by learning how your specific nervous system gives orders.

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Oct 10, 2018

Scientists forge ahead with electron microscopy to build quantum materials atom

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical physicist Richard Feynman’s vision of building tiny machines from the atom up.

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Oct 9, 2018

Bezos’s Blue Origin Will Build America’s Next Great Rocket Engine

Posted by in category: space travel

And America’s next great rocket could come from Blue Origin itself.

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Oct 9, 2018

Reason and Bill Cherman – Investing in Longevity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Here at LEAF, we engage in a wide range of activities in support of the development of rejuvenation biotechnology in order to end age-related diseases. We report the latest news in aging research, attend conferences and give talks, educate, advocate, and fundraise for research projects on Lifespan.io; recently, we implemented the Longevity Investor Network in order to bring startup companies and investors together.

The Longevity Investor Network

The Longevity Investor Network is a group of investors who meet every month and invite young biotech companies working on aging to pitch their ideas. A successful pitch can often mean funding for a new startup company, helping to get its product developed and into clinical trials.

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Oct 9, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Real Bodies Milano Exhibit — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, science, transhumanism
The Real Bodies Milan exhibit has officially opened! (https://www.facebook.com/realbodiesworld/) — Honored to have Bioquark Inc.‘s (www.bioquark.com) research on display, with our partners at HealthQE (www.healthqe.cloud), for the coming seven months in the technologies for Immortality section of the exhibit

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Oct 9, 2018

A Secret Algorithm That Could Ruin Your Life

Posted by in categories: education, information science

It is important to know why a program does what it does. This is not a mystery, technology is a tool and that tool is only as good as the human who created it.


You always have to know why a program, makes the decisions that it makes. No program or Algorithm will be perfect, that is the main issue that Lisa Haven brings forward. You also have to make sure of the reason for the error whether it is innocent or intentional or even criminal.

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