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Jul 24, 2017

Reducing Inflammation Enhances Tissue Regeneration in Stem Cell Therapies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The immune system plays a key role in tissue regeneration and the various types of immune cells such as macrophages, can help or hinder that repair process.

Inflammation is part of the immune response but with aging that immune response becomes deregulated and the inflammation becomes excessive. Excessive levels of inflammation generally speaking inhibit tissue regeneration and when that inflammation is continual, as it often is in aging, this leads to a breakdown in the ability to heal injuries.

As well as a deregulated and dysfunctional immune system aging also sees rising numbers of senescent cells accumulate which also cause inflammation. The immune system fails as we age and stops clearing away these cells leading to a downward spiral of inflammation and increasingly poor tissue repair.

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Jul 24, 2017

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.

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Jul 24, 2017

Storytellers, claim your seat on ANA Flight #008

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Submit your story for a chance to win a seat on Flight #008 and a $10,000 prize package, including a trip to Japan.

Your flight has been mysteriously transported 20 years into the future. How could this happen? Wait, that’s not important. Take a deep breath. Look around. Without a doubt, the world has changed. What new technologies and innovations have reshaped the way we live?

XPRIZE, ANA and the world’s top science fiction storytellers are embarking on a journey to 2037, envisioning a world transformed by exponential technologies and a global community of innovators. We’d like for you to join us.

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Jul 24, 2017

“The Day Trip of a Lifetime”: Zero 2 Infinity will bring you to Near Space to offer you a magnificent view of the planet cruising above 99% of the atmosphere 🌏

Posted by in category: space travel

With Bloon, you will travel aboard the safest space vehicle ever designed and get the planetary awareness that only astronauts have been able to experience before.

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Jul 24, 2017

The Moon’s Interior Could Contain Lots of Water, Study Shows

Posted by in category: space

Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water.

Using satellite data, scientists from Brown University studied lunar pyroclastic deposits, layers of rock that likely formed from large volcanic eruptions. The magma associated with these explosive events is carried to the moon’s surface from very deep within its interior, according to a study published today (July 24) in Nature Geoscience.

Previous studies have observed traces of water ice in shadowed regions at the lunar poles. However, this water is likely the result of hydrogen that comes from solar wind, according to the new study’s lead author, Ralph Milliken, a geologist at Brown University. The new research reveals there is likely a large amount of water in the moon’s mantle, as well. This suggests that the water was delivered to the moon very early in its formation, before it fully solidified, Milliken told [Photos: The Search for Water on the Moon].

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Jul 24, 2017

Cory Doctorow on technological immortality, the transporter problem, and fast-moving futures

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, government, life extension, neuroscience, security, surveillance

Cory Doctorow has made several careers out of thinking about the future, as a journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing, an activist with strong ties to the Creative Commons movement and the right-to-privacy movement, and an author of novels that largely revolve around the ways changing technology changes society. From his debut novel, Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom (about rival groups of Walt Disney World designers in a post-scarcity society where social currency determines personal value), to his most acclaimed, Little Brother (about a teenage gamer fighting the Department of Homeland Security), his books tend to be high-tech and high-concept, but more about how people interface with technologies that feel just a few years into the future.

But they also tend to address current social issues head-on. Doctorow’s latest novel, Walkaway, is largely about people who respond to the financial disparity between the ultra-rich and the 99 percent by walking away and building their own networked micro-societies in abandoned areas. Frightened of losing control over society, the 1 percent wages full-on war against the “walkaways,” especially after they develop a process that can digitize individual human brains, essentially uploading them to machines and making them immortal. When I talked to Doctorow about the book and the technology behind it, we started with how feasible any of this might be someday, but wound up getting deep into the questions of how to change society, whether people are fundamentally good, and the balance between fighting a surveillance state and streaming everything to protect ourselves from government overreach.

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Jul 24, 2017

Journal Club July 28th 13:00 EST/18:00 UK

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Join us Live on 28th July on our Facebook Page and lets talk some science. Dr. Oliver Medvedik hosts our monthly Journal Club and this time we are talking about a new protein destroying missle system that could target undruggable diseases developed at Dundee University, UK.

Journal Club is a monthly live event and runs thanks to the support of our patrons. You can become a patron here:

We are holding our third Journal Club live stream event on July 28th at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK. Dr. Oliver Medvedik live from Cooper Union NYC and the Ocean level Patrons will be discussing a recent research paper with the opportunity for viewers to join the chat, comment and ask questions.

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Jul 24, 2017

New Cancer Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Human Clinical Trial

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

Customized cancer vaccines that match the unique genetic makeup of individual tumors have just passed phase 1 trials.

Cancer is predominantly a disease of aging caused by genomic instability. Finding effective ways to prevent and treat cancer is therefore of great interest to those working in the field of aging research as well as those working in oncology.

Therapies that target combinations of neoantigens, distinctive markers on the surface of cancer cells that the immune system learns to identify, is one potential approach to treating cancer. These neoantigen combinations vary between one patient and another and this is the focus of a new study which we will talk about today[1].

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Jul 23, 2017

We’re inviting YOU to participate in a nationwide science experiment during the August 21 total solar eclipse in the United States

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, science

With the NASA GLOBE Observer app and a thermometer, citizen scientists can help collect data on how the eclipse changes atmospheric conditions near you. Find out more on how to participate: # Eclipse2017.

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Jul 23, 2017

Come join me on a live comedy show on Tuesday, July 25 in San Francisco

Posted by in category: transhumanism

My #transhumanism work and California Gov run will be featured. Come laugh, learn, and have a good time. It starts at 7:30PM with happy hour before, which I should be at a bit too.

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