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Mar 2, 2019

Dr. Gerald Pollack — Water, and the Hydro-Dynamic aspects of Life, Health and Aging — Ira Pastor — IdeaXme

Posted by in categories: aging, biological, biotech/medical, cryonics, disruptive technology, DNA, futurism, health, life extension, science

Mar 2, 2019

Rwanda Has Just Completed Over 10,000 Deliveries of Health Supplies Via Medical Drones

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

Rwanda’s advancements on the technological front have been dazzling, with that enviable touch of innovation. Ever since deliveries of health supplies through drones commenced in 2016, the stats have been phenomenal.

To date, over 10,000 health supply deliveries have been completed and this is such a huge feat. Medical drones were launched in October 2016, in partnership with #Zipline Inc. Rwanda is the first country on the continent, and in the world to have such services in the health sector. Such monumental success easily makes Rwanda’s healthcare system among the best in Africa.


Rwanda has completed over 10,000 deliveries of health supplies by medical drones.

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Mar 2, 2019

New species of ‘golden death’ bacterium digests parasitic worms from the inside out

Posted by in category: futurism

Zombie Bacteria that sounds like a Netflix Series…not really, but a bacteria that devours roundworms has been found. #karma A new species of bacterium Chryseobacterium nematophagum, has been found to digest its hosts—roundworm parasites—from the inside out. The findings, which are presented in the open access journal BMC Biology, suggest that the bacteria may potentially be used in future, to control roundworm infections in animals, plants, and, potentially, humans.


A new species of bacterium, Chryseobacterium nematophagum, has been found to digest its hosts—roundworm parasites—from the inside out. The findings, which are presented in the open access journal BMC Biology, suggest that the bacteria may potentially be used in future, to control roundworm infections in animals, plants, and, potentially, humans.

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Mar 1, 2019

Scientists discover predictors that determine toxic fats in the liver

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Accumulation of fat in the liver, known as fatty liver disease, is experienced by over 5.5 million Australians, including more than 40% of all adults over the age of 50.

Fatty liver develops from a combination of both genetic and environmental causes, which influence the age of onset and severity of the disease. Experts are now describing the condition as a hidden epidemic, which is driving up rates of liver transplant, contributing to a range of illnesses and ultimately death.

Fatty liver disease usually has no early symptoms and diagnoses with current technologies mostly comes when it’s too late to prevent major illness. But now, for the first time in a study published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature, a team of researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, University of California, and University of Sydney, have discovered biomarkers in the blood that can predict the accumulation of toxic fats in the liver, which are a sign of early fatty liver disease. These predictions can be made based on the lipid (fats) profile in the blood.

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Mar 1, 2019

Study finds that in mice, lycopene in tomatoes reduced fatty liver disease, inflammation and liver cancer

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

In the fight against cancer, there is a surprising tool in the arsenal: the food we eat. That’s because some nutrients in food have been found to play a role in preventing cancer, and it’s relevant because the World Cancer Research Fund reports that 30 to 50 percent of cancer cases are preventable, putting a focus on stopping cancer from developing in the first place.

Xiang-Dong Wang, a senior scientist and associate director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Research Center on Aging at Tufts, studies how food can help prevent development, particularly lung, liver, and colon cancer.

Although the rate of most cancers is dropping, there is increasing concern about the rise in both incidence and death rate of liver cancer in the United States, partially due to the parallel rise in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and diabetes.

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Mar 1, 2019

SpaceX #CrewDragon Live Launch Coverage

Posted by in category: space travel

Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 for Demo-1, the first flight test of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, is targeted for Saturday, March 2, at 2:49 a.m. EST from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Join us at 2 a.m. EST for countdown coverage. Watch:

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Mar 1, 2019

Scientists have found two planets outside our solar system that could host extra-terrestrial life

Posted by in category: alien life

Are we alone in the universe?


Using data on the UV levels required to make the molecular structures needed within a functioning cell, scientists may have just found a pair of planets capable of supporting life — both exo-planets receive similar UV levels from stars needed to promote cell function, one of which is Kepler-452b.

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Mar 1, 2019

Today in Space History: A space Pioneer embarks on a historic mission

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As it travels through space, Pioneer 10 carries a unique payload: a 6.0 × 9.0 in gold-anodized aluminum plaque with images of two nude human figures (one male and one female) and information on the probe’s origin. It was designed by astronomers Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, just in case intelligent life finds the spacecraft. #FlipFacts

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Mar 1, 2019

Parents can better cuddle premature babies thanks to tiny new sensors

Posted by in category: electronics

“Without all these cords, you feel like, this is my little human that I can pick up and snuggle,” one mom says.

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Mar 1, 2019

Elon Musk sent a $100K Tesla Roadster to space a year ago. It has now traveled farther than any other car in history

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Fans like Ben Pearson use NASA data to project the car’s location through space. For now, the convertible will continue its long drive around our inner solar system. And perhaps if humans make it to Mars like Musk hopes, we might even see the Roadster on our way there.

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