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Apr 6, 2018

Daily Viagra May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Odds

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

Viagra reduces colorectal cancer odds in mice by 50%, says a new report which adds that a clinical trial should be the next step.


Summary: Viagra reduces colorectal cancer odds in mice by 50%, says a new report which adds that a clinical trial of low-dose Viagra should be the next step.[This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Viagra cut in half the formation of precancerous polyps that form before the onset of colorectal cancer, says cancer researcher Darren D. Browning Ph.D. – a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Director of the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology Graduate Program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta.

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Apr 6, 2018

7 Revolutionary Medical Technologies

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Glow-in-the-dark tumors for cancer detection, and cryopreservation of organs are among the seven breakthrough technologies researchers announce.


Glow-in-the-dark cancer tumors, cryopreservation of organs and a vaccine patch are among the seven breakthrough medical technologies announced by researchers in a March 2018 release. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Glow-in-the-dark cancer tumors, alcohol tattoos, MRI coils, a malaria pill, tracers that light up prostate cancer, cryopreservation of organs and a needle-free vaccine patch are breakthrough medical technologies sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and showcased in March of 2018.

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Apr 6, 2018

We will all serve under an immortal ROBOT DICTATOR‘, says Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, life extension, robotics/AI

Elon Musk has famously compared AI to ‘summoning the devil’.

Now the Tesla billionaire claims the technology could lead to the creation of immortal robot leaders from which humanity can never escape.

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Apr 6, 2018

Methionine Restricted Diets May Slow Down Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine believe that the health and longevity benefits seen in animals on sulfur amino acid-restricted diets could also work in humans. The concept of dietary sulfur amino acid restriction has been of interest to researchers for almost 30 years when the first studies showed health benefits in animals placed on methionine-restricted diets.

Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins in our body, and methionine and cysteine both belong to a subgroup known as the sulfur amino acids. These help the body to create various proteins and are involved in metabolism.

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Apr 4, 2018

Flood warnings issued in Sierra as storm forecast calls for warm rain, limited snow

Posted by in category: climatology

Hot rain? Not quite, but one of the unique characteristics of the soaker aimed at the Bay Area on Friday and Saturday is its warmth.

Forecasters are calling this “atmospheric river” with a moisture plume stretching back to the Hawaiian Islands “remarkable,” and saying it’s likely to be the warmest storm of the season.

“The reason for this warmth is the subtropical origins of the air in this system,” says Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA. “It won’t be unusually warm for April, per se, when most days are rain-free, but it will certainly be warm for a rainy day at any time of the year.

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Apr 4, 2018

A second ‘Big Bang’ could end our universe in an instant — and it’s all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Posted by in categories: chemistry, cosmology, particle physics, quantum physics

Our known universe may end the same way it was created: With a big, sudden bang.

That’s according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs Boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to a huge explosion of energy that would consume everything in the known universe.

The energy released by the event would destabilize the laws of physics and chemistry.

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Apr 4, 2018

Space travel may hold the key to cardiac repair

Posted by in category: space travel

New research — conducted both in space and on Earth — suggests that simulated microgravity could be used to boost stem-cell therapy for cardiac repair.

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Apr 4, 2018

France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

Posted by in category: security

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985.

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Apr 4, 2018

With Some Structure, Stem Cells Might Still Stop Vision Loss

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Poorly regulated stem cell treatments have blinded some macular degeneration patients. But a new technique is showing therapeutic promise.

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Apr 4, 2018

Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy

Posted by in category: cosmology

Astronomers have long predicted that as many as 20,000 black holes could be hiding in our galaxy’s center, but so far no one has been able to spot them. Until now.

A Columbia University-led team of scientists dug through data taken with the Earth-orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory to find the objects. They managed to find a dozen characteristic x-ray sources spewing energy from the galaxy’s inner three light-years. This is the first time anyone has observed these black holes.

“It’s the confirmation of several theories that predicted this ought to be the case,” study author Chuck Hailey, Columbia University astrophysics professor, told Gizmodo. “But it’s strange to have had this many and not really see them.”

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