Category Archives: Longevity And Health

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Unlocking the Mystery of Limb Regeneration: Genes for Lizard Tail Regrowth Determined

For people who've lost a limb, advances in materials and 3D printing have produced a slew of new prosthetics that deliver greater mobility, custom fitting, and sleek... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/24/14

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We Justify Human Suffering Because We’ve Never Had a Choice in the Matter

Buddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech. If our suffering stems from... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/17/14

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Lab-Grown Neurons Deliver a Real-Time Glimpse Into How the Brain Works

Currently, researchers study the human brain by inference. Because they can’t closely observe a living brain in the lab as its owner goes about his day—they do the... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/15/14

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If the Body Is a Machine, Can It Be Maintained Indefinitely?

To Aubrey de Grey, the body is a machine. Just as a restored classic car can celebrate its hundredth birthday in peak condition, in the future, we’ll maintain our... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/3/14

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Promising Early Results on Universal Blood Test for Cancer

Absent an outright cure, it’s thought that early diagnosis of terminal diseases like cancer make treatment more effective and raise the probability of survival. But... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/1/14

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Evidence of Abundance #2: Maternal and Infant Mortality

100 years ago, child birth was risky and infant mortality rates were horrific. How would you feel if 30% of infants died? Or if 900 expectant mothers out of every... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/31/14

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Study Finds a Genetic Link to Autism, Researchers Hope to Find More

Doctors currently diagnose autism by observing behavioral symptoms, but in a study conducted by 13 institutions and including almost 4,000 children with autism,... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/16/14

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Magnetically Guided Nanoparticles to Target and Destroy Diseased Cells

Currently, we take the shotgun approach to treatments for diseases like cancer. The body is indiscriminately bombarded with drugs and radiation harmful to diseased and... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/9/14

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