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Oct 8, 2018

Destroying Misfolded Proteins to Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases

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

Today, we are going to be taking a look at GAIM and what it might mean for treating amyloid-based diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and amyloidosis. This approach has the potential to treat multiple age-related diseases at once by targeting a common characteristic that they all share.

Misfolded proteins cause multiple age-related diseases

Proteins are large, complex molecules that regulate almost everything in our bodies, either directly or indirectly. They do the majority of the work in cells and are critical for the function, regulation, and structure of tissues and organs.

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Oct 8, 2018

Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on new battery factory for electric vehicles in the US

Posted by in category: transportation

Mercedes-Benz makes good on its previously announced $1 billion investment to bring electric vehicle manufacturing in the US – starting with breaking ground on a new battery factory in Alabama.

Last week, the German automaker held a ceremony to launch the construction of the factory, which is located seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz Cars vehicle production site in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, attended the ceremony:

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Oct 8, 2018

Automation doesn’t always mean job cuts

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence and robots are helping Swiss industry to shape up.

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Oct 8, 2018

Cleanup Begins After Ships Collide Causing Fuel Spill in Mediterranean Sea

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

  • A pair of merchant ships collided causing a fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • No injuries were reported in the collision.
  • French and Italian authorities are working to contain the spill.

French and Italian maritime authorities ays they have begun cleaning up a fuel spill that has spread 12.5 miles in the Mediterranean Sea after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica.

Italy’s coast guard said Monday it’s recovering some of the polluted material and monitoring the spill amid changing weather conditions.

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Oct 8, 2018

A Brain Scientist Who Studies Alzheimer’s Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit

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

Best Brain Game To Stave Off Alzheimer’s Could Be Your Job : Shots — Health News Alzheimer’s prevention specialist Jessica Langbaum says that like most working people she gets plenty of mental exercise without playing crossword puzzles or brain games. She says work is the key.

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Oct 8, 2018

Bill Faloon speech at RAADfest 2018 (Sept 21, San Diego, CA)

Posted by in category: life extension

Faloon talking about the current state of the war on aging.

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Oct 8, 2018

China to train African scientists as part of $60-billion development plan

Posted by in categories: energy, policy, transportation

But some policy experts and scientists worry that African nations might become too reliant on other countries to provide training. Others doubt that the initiatives will truly boost African science, as similar projects planned at past forums have yet to produce noticeable benefits.


But critics worry the investment will make African countries too reliant on an outside power.

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Oct 7, 2018

Anti-aging effects of compound in some fruits and vegetables verified in novel new research

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

New research has revealed that fisetin – a natural flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables – functions as an effective senolytic agent by clearing out damaged aging cells, improving health and extending lifespan.

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Oct 7, 2018

‘Sea sludge’ could solve current problems with biofuels

Posted by in categories: futurism, sustainability

Strains of algae and fungi that produce their own oil could cut costs and increase productivity for biofuels of the future.

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Oct 7, 2018

Connecticut receives $30 million for water-related projects

Posted by in category: sustainability

Connecticut receives $30 million in federal funding to improve water infrastructure, including drinking water and municipal sewage projects.

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