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Sep 30, 2017

Scientists Just Used Gene Editing to Remove a Fatal Blood Disorder From Human Embryos

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A team of researchers from Sun Yat-sen University have used gene editing to correct a potentially fatal blood condition. This world-first accomplishment represents the first step to a future where we literally edit disease out of our bodies.

Beta-thalassemia is a blood disorder that plagues individuals throughout the entirety of their lives. There is no truly viable cure. The only real hope that people have of overcoming this disease is either a stem cell or bone marrow transplant; however, these procedures are rarely performed due to the life-threatening risk that comes with them.

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Sep 30, 2017

The First Successful Full-System Test of a Hyperloop Just Happened

Posted by in category: transportation

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Hyperloop One announces completion of first successful full-system hyperloop test.

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Sep 30, 2017

Mexico is planning to build its own Hyperloop

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Sep 30, 2017

Watch this MIT-engineered crib put crying babies to sleep in minutes

Posted by in category: neuroscience

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Sep 30, 2017

This robot looks just like a real bird and can fly like one too

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Sep 30, 2017

This robot suit allows disabled people to walk and gives workers super strength

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Sep 30, 2017

This pillow lets you lay on your stomach during pregnancy

Posted by in category: neuroscience

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Sep 30, 2017

How Switzerland Became The Silicon Valley Of Robotics

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Where in the world is the Silicon Valley for Robotics emerging? Not in California. Forget its reputation for chocolate, cheese, mountains and Alpine bells: Switzerland is now setting itself up as the world leader in artificial intelligence. And Google and Disney seem to agree.

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Sep 30, 2017

Scientists discover a protein that protects the eyes from glaucoma

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Researchers at Macquarie University have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the common eye disease glaucoma, which is particularly sensitive to oxidation through environmental factors that may include cigarette smoke. The findings were published in Scientific Reports.

The researchers have demonstrated that the protein “neuroserpin” is critical to a healthy retina, regulating other enzymes and maintaining a natural protective environment in the eye.

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Sep 30, 2017

Here’s the first large-scale evidence that our moods depend significantly on the weather

Posted by in category: futurism

Connectivity

Billion-tweet study proves we write happier messages when the weather is good.

Everyone’s mood improves when the weather is good, right? Actually, the large-scale evidence to prove this has never been gathered—until now.

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