#1 of 6 – Young Blood: Blood transfusions from young mice into old ones created profound rejuvenating effects. This elixir of life is spawning a whole new field of research into how human aging mechanisms work. Click next to see how 3D printed organs work!
The debate on how to regulate CRISPR heats up When Chinese researchers reported using a technique called CRISPR/Cas9 to edit the genome of human embryos this past April, they sparked a worldwide debate over how this technology could (or should) be used. Scientists expressed legitimate fears: What are the side effects? Will this open the […]
The following quiz, based on behaviors of the long-lived Seventh Day Adventists, is adapted from one created by Thomas Perls, a geriatrics specialist at Boston University. It’s good, not perfect. “People will write to me and say, ‘I love the calculator, but it says I should be dead,’” Perls says. “I say, ‘This probably means […]
#1 of 7 – Hydration: Despite popular opinion, drinking water is not how you best hydrate. There’s a reason they give you saline solution in the hospital and not water. You need the minerals from the salt for your organs to function at their optimal level. Fruit provides water in it’s most natural state. Eat […]
With 3D printing, the concept of personalized medicine could take on a new dimension, researchers report. Mass-produced drugs can’t take into account specific patient characteristics such as race, weight, and kidney and liver functions. Customized medications, on the other hand, might be more effective and less likely to cause side effects, the researchers said. For […]
It’s the closest we’ve come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab. Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and launch a massive […]
It’s one thing to survive in harsh environments, but quite another to hit the reset button when faced with an imminent threat. Only one animal is known to have this remarkable ability: a species of jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii, first discovered in the 1880s in the Mediterranean Sea and highlighted as a uniquely enduring organism in […]
A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist once said, “We wanted flying cars. Instead we got 140 characters.” Peter Thiel may finally get his wish, and he’ll have a team of inventors in Slovakia to thank. Juraj Vaculik and Stefan Klein have come up with what they call the “world’s most advanced flying car.” They say […]
Experts predict a continuous but gradual increase in life expectancy but chances are you’re going to live longer than they think. A recent report published in the Lancet by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has shown that global life expectancy continues to rise thanks largely to advances in […]
Dawn of Human 2.0? Nanobot implants could soon connect our brains to the internet and give us ‘God-like’ super-intelligence, scientist claims A computer scientist says nanobots could connect our brains to the Cloud This allow people to back up their memories and communicate by thought It could also help to expand human creativity and emotions, […]
It’s called the ‘Triton Oxygen Respirator‘, a miniature but incredible device that will do away for the need to move bulky tanks on dives, and allow the dives to last much, much longer than can be had with current equipment. The weight accumulations will help emergency responders to move around more calmly too without having […]
Ponce de León had maps and compasses; researchers today have stem cells and AI. But the goal remains the same: Discover the fountain of youth. Global average life expectancy has more than doubled over the past century, thanks to improvements in public health, medicine, and diet. Even so, some researchers believe we’re on the verge […]
On a November evening last year, Jennifer Doudna put on a stylish black evening gown and headed to Hangar One, a building at NASA’s Ames Research Center that was constructed in 1932 to house dirigibles. Under the looming arches of the hangar, Doudna mingled with celebrities like Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Diaz and Jon Hamm before […]
Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades. But now Silicon Valley scientists believe they are on the cusp of discovering the cause of ageing, which will help them achieve the unthinkable: find a cure. Earlier this year, doctor and investor Joon […]
A biological clock in people’s DNA could tell scientists how long they will live. Researchers have found that chemical changes in DNA can help us understand people’s “biological age” — a measure of how old their body is that seems to be able to predict when people are going to die. Scientists found that people […]
Thinking about the future of DNA technology can be mind-boggling, not to mention fraught with moral issues that we need to take into consideration as we move to a more mutable human race.