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Jun 23, 2022

Researchers discover two important novel aspects of APOE4 gene in Alzheimer’s patients

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

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million individuals in the U.S. Scientists have discovered some genetic variants that increase the risk for developing Alzheimer’s; the most well-known of these for people over the age of 65 is the APOE ε4 allele. Although the association between APOE4 and increased AD risk is well-established, the mechanisms responsible for the underlying risk in human brain cell types has been unclear until now.

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered two important novel aspects of the gene: 1) human genetic background inherited with APOE4 is unique to APOE4 patients and 2) the mechanistic defects due to APOE4 are unique to human cells.

Our study demonstrated what the APOE4 gene does and which brain cells get affected the most in humans by comparing human and mouse models. These are important findings as we can find therapeutics if we understand how and where this risk gene is destroying our brain.

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Jun 23, 2022

As chemical fertilizer shortages persist, peecycling — the process of recycling human urine — could increase the yield of nutrient-rich crops

Posted by in categories: chemistry, cybercrime/malcode, food, internet, military, satellites, sustainability

The need to find alternative sources for fertilizer have become urgent as chemical fertilizer shortages from the Ukrainian war threaten countries globally.


A Chinese military analyst suggested countermeasures for the Starlink satellite system developed by Musk’s SpaceX – including ways to hack or destroy the service.

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Jun 23, 2022

China analyst urges possible attacks on Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, Elon Musk, internet, military, satellites

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A Chinese military analyst suggested that Beijing should develop countermeasures for the Starlink satellite system developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX — including ways to hack or even destroy the service during a time of conflict.

In a recent paper published in a China-based academic journal called Modern Defense Technology, analyst Ren Yuanzhen argued that China’s military needs to develop the capability of tracking each of the thousands of satellites set to comprise the Starlink constellations in the coming years.

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Jun 23, 2022

Cortical-subcortical structural connections support transcranial magnetic stimulation engagement of the amygdala

Posted by in category: futurism

Jun 23, 2022

IoT Revolution: 5 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Transportation

Posted by in category: internet

Jun 23, 2022

First helicopter flight powered solely

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The company aims to be 100% SAF certified by 2030.Airbus carried out the first-ever helicopter flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).


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An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering both Safran’s Makila 2 engines.

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Jun 23, 2022

Silicon Quantum Computing announces world’s first quantum integrated circuit

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

After a Sydney-based firm built the world’s first atomic-scale quantum integrated circuit.

Sydney-based firm Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) built the first integrated silicon quantum computer circuit manufactured at the atomic scale, in what has been touted as a “major breakthrough” on the road to quantum supremacy, a press statement reveals.

The atomic-scale integrated circuit, which functions as an analog quantum processor, may be SQC’s biggest milestone since it announced in 2012 that it had built the world’s first single-atom transistor.

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Jun 23, 2022

Sandrine Péron

Posted by in category: chemistry

Jun 23, 2022

In a Parallel Universe, Another You

Posted by in category: cosmology

As they probe the secrets of the cosmos, scientists question whether our reality is but one in a multiverse.

Jun 23, 2022

Researchers claim China’s new ‘brain-scale’ AI rivals the human brain

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Scientists in China say they have been able to run an artificial intelligence model as sophisticated as a human brain on their most powerful supercomputer, a report from the South China Morning Pos t reveals.

According to the report, this puts China’s Newest Generation Sunway supercomputer on the same level as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Frontier, which was named the world’s most powerful supercomputer earlier this month.

As a point of reference, Frontier is the first machine to have demonstrated it can perform more than one quintillion calculations per second.

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