Category Archives: Science_Technology

From the Electric Power Research Institute: Program on Technology Innovation: Technology Assessment of a Molten Salt Reactor Design – The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR)

‘Abstract EPRI collaborated with Southern Company on an independent technology assessment of an innovative molten salt reactor (MSR) design—the liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR)—as a potentially transformational technology for meeting future energy needs in the face of uncertain market, policy, and … Continue reading

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Stability and Competition in Multi-spike Models of Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity

‘Abstract Spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) is a widespread plasticity mechanism in the nervous system. The simplest description of STDP only takes into account pairs of pre- and postsynaptic spikes, with potentiation of the synapse when a presynaptic spike precedes a … Continue reading

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Brain State Control by Closed-Loop Environmental Feedback

‘Brain state regulates sensory processing and motor control for adaptive behavior. Internal mechanisms of brain state control are well studied, but the role of external modulation from the environment is not well understood. Here, we examined the role of closed-loop … Continue reading

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From SENS Research Foundation: Question of the Month #13: How Can Thymic Regeneration Combat Age-Related Autoimmunity?

‘Q: You’ve explained the rejuvenation biotechnologies that will be required to restore the aging immune system’s ability to fight off infection via ablating dysfunctional T-cell clones and tissue engineering new thymus gland grafts. But what can be done to prevent … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging! An Interview with Researcher David Spiegel on the Development of Glucosepane Cross-Link Breakers

‘The Longecity community leadership runs a regular podcast series, interviewing notable advocates and researchers in the longevity science community. The latest podcast is a discussion with researcher David Spiegel at Yale on the topic of glucosepane cross-link breaking. His research … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging!: Engineering Arteries in Hours Rather than Weeks

‘Today I’ll point out a good example of a new and improved methodology in tissue engineering: model arteries created in hours rather than the previous standard of weeks. There is a lot going in in this field, and the ability … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging!: An Interview with Gary Hudson of Oisin Biotechnologies, Senescent Cell Clearance Startup

‘Today’s topic is another young senescent cell clearance company that I’ve been enthused about since early last year: the company is Oisin Biotechnologies, founded and initially self-funded by Gary Hudson and Matthew Scholz. The Oisin researchers have what is arguably … Continue reading

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