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Human Cells Naturally 'Eat' Silicon Nanowires

the_newsbeagle writes: By showing that human cells naturally engulf minuscule silicon nanowires, a material scientist from the University of Chicago has opened the way to intracellular electronics. Applications could include very specialized drug del...
by Futuristic Car Design on Dec 20, 2016

Our Brains Use Binary Logic, Say Neuroscientists

"The brain's basic computational algorithm is organized by power-of-two-based logic," reports Sci-News, citing a neuroscientist at Augusta University's Medical College. hackingbear writes: He and his colleagues from the U.S. and China have documented...
by Remote Network on Dec 3, 2016

Should We Kill All The Mosquitoes?

If scientists could send Zika-carrying mosquitoes into extinction, should they do it? Several science and business journals are now exploring the question, and Slashdot reader retroworks asks if scientists will ultimately target "not just the most de...
by Remote Network on Sep 4, 2016

Brain-Zapping Gadgets Need Regulation, Say Scientists

the_newsbeagle writes: You can now buy gadgets online that send electric current through your scalp to stimulate your brain. Why would you want to do that? Because the easy technique, called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), is being in...
by Remote Network on Sep 3, 2016

FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered "antibacterial" ingredients to be removed from consumer soaps, citing a lack of evidence that they are effective in making soap work any better and that the industry has failed to prove they're safe. The b...
by Remote Network on Sep 3, 2016

'Longest Living Human' Says He Is Ready For Death At 145

Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes an article from The Telegraph: An Indonesian man who claims to be the longest living human in recorded history has described how he "just wants to die". Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31,...
by Remote Network on Aug 28, 2016

Promueven China y Cuba intercambio en biotecnología

Tomado de: Cubasí China promueve hoy el desarrollo de la biotecnología a partir de la construcción con Cuba de una Zona de Cooperación Industrial de Tecnología Biológica. Autoridades del gobierno municipal de Changchun, en la provincia Jilin, y...
by Miradas Encontradas on Aug 1, 2016

Elizabeth Holmes Finally Releases Theranos Data, Including A 'miniLab'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Monday outlined the steps she will take to increase transparency regarding the efficacy of the company's testing methods. Speaking at the conference of the American Associat...
by Remote Network on Aug 1, 2016

Google's Alphabet and GSK Forge $715 Million Bioelectronic Firm To Fight Diseases Without Meds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Google parent Alphabet's life sciences unit are creating a new company focused on fighting diseases by targeting electrical signals in the body, jump-starting a novel field o...
by Remote Network on Aug 1, 2016

'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Have Aged Like Any Other Sheep, Study Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: About four years ago, Kevin Sinclair inherited an army of clones. "Daisy, Debbie, Denise and Diana," says Sinclair, a developmental biologist at the University of Nottingham in England. "'Sister clones' p...
by Remote Network on Jul 26, 2016

Septic Tank Bio

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Kurzweil Argues Technology Improves The World, Compares DNA to Code

Futurist Ray Kurzweil told a Seattle conference specific ways in which technology is already improving our lives. For example, while there's a general perception that the world's getting worse, "What's actually happening is our information about what...
by Remote Network on Jul 25, 2016

Scientists Find Chemical-Free Way To Extend Milk's Shelf Life For Up To 3 Weeks

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Digital Trends: Researchers at Purdue University and the University of Tennessee have found a non-chemical way to extend regular milk's shelf life to around 2-3 weeks, and without affecting the nutrients o...
by Remote Network on Jul 22, 2016

Social Media Listening: Huge Benefits Await Pharma, Biotech Firms that Surmount Regulatory Fears

Although many pharmaceutical and biotech companies have a social media presence, most do not take full advantage of the wealth of information obtainable through social media listening, experts say. Many healthcare companies hesitate to adopt social m...
by CyberAlert on Jul 15, 2016

Slashdot Asks: Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

An anonymous reader writes from a report via WIRED: Lab-grown meat appears to be coming to a supermarket near you whether you like it or not. Granted, you have some time before that becomes a reality. Scientists in Belgium and the United States are w...
by Remote Network on Jul 15, 2016

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Banned From Owning a Lab

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. regulators have devised to ban the owners and operators of Theranos from running a lab for two years. That includes CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes, as confirmed...
by Remote Network on Jul 8, 2016

Sarepta Therapeutics: What Now After FDA Delay?

With the recent FDA delay, what's the deal with Sarepta Therapeutics.  Seems like a sure thing but then why would the FDA delay their decision and request more data. A good look at their clinical trail is in the WSJ this week.  Where's the drug F...
by Biopharma Investor on Jul 6, 2016

Theranos Faces Congressional Inquiry Over Faulty Blood Tests

An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to blood analysis startup Theranos asking for them to explain their failure in providing accurate results to patients using its proprietary blood test technology. The company...
by Remote Network on Jul 5, 2016

Researchers Develop Electronic Nose To Sniff Out Pesticides and Nerve Gas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Researchers from KU Leuven have now built a very sensitive electronic nose with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). "MOFs are like microscopic sponges," postdoctoral researcher Ivo Stassen explains. "Th...
by Remote Network on Jul 4, 2016

Stop Bashing GMO Food, Say 109 Nobel Laureates

The New York Times reports: More than 100 Nobel laureates have a message for Greenpeace: Quit the G.M.O.-bashing. Genetically modified organisms and foods are a safe way to meet the demands of a ballooning global population, the 109 laureates wrote...
by Remote Network on Jul 2, 2016


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