Category Archives: Science_Technology

From SciTechDaily: Two-Stage Process Makes Incandescent Bulbs More Efficient

‘Incandescent bulbs, commercially developed by Thomas Edison (and still used by cartoonists as the symbol of inventive insight), work by heating a thin tungsten wire to temperatures of around 2,700 degrees Celsius. That hot wire emits what is known as … Continue reading

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Human pancreatic beta-like cells converted from fibroblasts

The abstract of “Human pancreatic beta-like cells converted from fibroblasts“: ‘Pancreatic beta cells are of great interest for biomedical research and regenerative medicine. Here we show the conversion of human fibroblasts towards an endodermal cell fate by employing non-integrative episomal … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Are Dead; Long Live Antibiotics! by Aubrey de Grey

‘We’ve been hearing the tales of doom for quite a few years now: the breathtaking promiscuity of bacteria, which allows them to mix and match their DNA with others’ to an extent that puts Genghis Khan to shame, has increasingly … Continue reading

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From The Scientist: Viral Soldiers

“Viral Soldiers” is the title of an article about phage therapy, the use of viruses to combat bacterial infections. The great advantage of phage therapy as opposed to traditional antibiotics is the targeting of specific stains of bacteria. As has … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging!: A Look Back at 2015 in Longevity Science

‘I think that in years to come, we’ll consider 2015 to be the point at which things really start to move for SENS rejuvenation research. It has to be said that medical research moves slowly at the best of times. … Continue reading

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Seeing and Feeling Motion: Canonical Computations in Vision and Touch

‘Abstract While the different sensory modalities are sensitive to different stimulus energies, they are often charged with extracting analogous information about the environment. Neural systems may thus have evolved to implement similar algorithms across modalities to extract behaviorally relevant stimulus information, leading … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging!: More Details on Bcl-2 Inhibitors as Senolytic Drugs

‘A few weeks ago researchers announced the discovery of a potential new class of drug capable of some degree of clearance of senescent cells in old tissues. As an approach to treating aging and its associated medical conditions this has … Continue reading

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