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Jan 2, 2019

Dr. Mikhail Shchepinov, CSO at Retrotope, Inc. USA will speak at the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference

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

“Mikhail first approached me nearly 15 years ago with the totally crazy idea that replacing hydrogen with deuterium in bioactive molecules so as to slow down undesirable chemical reactions. Well, if ever there were a proof that some of the craziest ideas are actually right, it is this one. In the years since, Misha and his company Retrotope have taken this concept from chemistry to yeast to mice and all the way to highly promising clinical results for several hitherto untreatable orphan diseases. I’m looking forward to hearing the latest!” says Aubrey de Grey.…aging-2019

#undoingaging #sens #foreverhealthy

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Jan 2, 2019

Could Altering Memories Help Treat Addiction?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Environmental cues can trigger powerful memories of substance use. What happens when those memories are disrupted?

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Jan 2, 2019

New model of the universe could end dark energy mystery once and for all

Posted by in category: cosmology

The model highlights dark energy, which permeates throughout the universe and pushes it to expand.

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Jan 2, 2019

Scientists to Test New Cancer Treatment on Human Patients in 2019

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The U.K.’s Telegraph reports that the new treatment, devised by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London, uses implanted immune system cells from strangers to fight tumors, instead of old-school cancer treatments like chemotherapy — a new tack in oncology that the researchers say could boost cancer ten-year cancer survival rates from 50 percent to 75 percent.

Immune System

The scientists behind the project explained it as a “do-it-yourself” approach to cancer treatment in interviews with the Telegraph. Instead of relying on chemicals or radiation outside the body to fight tumors, the transplants aim to help the bodies of cancer patients fight the tumors on their own.

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Jan 2, 2019

Breakthrough study explains how the immune system puts cancer cells to sleep

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An exciting new study, led by a team of Australian researchers, has uncovered how the immune system can keep cancer cells in a dormant state. It’s hoped the breakthrough insight will offer new pathways for research into immunotherapy techniques that can essentially stop a tumor’s growth for an indefinite period of time.

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Jan 2, 2019

Apple Patents Depict Three New Products That Could Transform the Tech Brand

Posted by in category: futurism

New year, new Apple.

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Jan 2, 2019

Real Life Yale Experiment Reveals Schrödinger’s Cat Can Be in 2 Boxes at Once

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Yale University physicists suggest that Schrödinger’s cat can exist — alive or dead — in two boxes at once, a finding that could help further the development of reliable quantum computers.

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Jan 2, 2019

Anti-aging discovery reveals importance of immune system in clearing old cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A compelling study from the Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed a new anti-aging strategy designed to help the immune system remove old and dysfunctional cells from the body. The initial animal experiments promisingly restored youthful characteristics in old mice, suggesting improving immune system surveillance may be an effective anti-aging therapy.

Jan 2, 2019

Cosmic Ray Showers Crash Supercomputers. Here’s What to Do About It

Posted by in categories: military, particle physics, space, supercomputing

The Cray-1 supercomputer, the world’s fastest back in the 1970s, does not look like a supercomputer. It looks like a mod version of that carnival ride The Round Up, the one where you stand, strapped in, as it dizzies you up. It’s surrounded by a padded bench that conceals its power supplies, like a cake donut, if the hole was capable of providing insights about nuclear weapons.

After Seymour Cray first built this computer, he gave Los Alamos National Laboratory a six-month free trial. But during that half-year, a funny thing happened: The computer experienced 152 unattributable memory errors. Later, researchers would learn that cosmic-ray neutrons can slam into processor parts, corrupting their data. The higher you are, and the bigger your computers, the more significant a problem this is. And Los Alamos—7,300 feet up and home to some of the world’s swankiest processors—is a prime target.

The world has changed a lot since then, and so have computers. But space has not. And so Los Alamos has had to adapt—having its engineers account for space particles in its hard- and software. “This is not really a problem we’re having,” explains Nathan DeBardeleben of the High Performance Computing Design group. “It’s a problem we’re keeping at bay.”

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Jan 1, 2019

Goodbye Surgery? Scientists Just Made Eye Drops that Dissolve Cataracts

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Most of us take our vision for granted. As a result, we take the ability to read, write, drive, and complete a multitude of other tasks for granted. However, sight is not so easy for everyone. Indeed, for many people, simply seeing is a struggle.

There are more than 285 million people worldwide who have vision problems. According to the Fred Hollows Foundation, an estimated 32.4 million people around the world are blind. Ultimately, 90% of these people live in developing countries, and more than half of these cases of blindness are caused by cataracts. Indeed, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.

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