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Radical discovery means computers will soon sniff out explosives

September 9th, 2017 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

Arusha — Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life’s puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again.



Malware encoded into strand of DNA by biohackers

August 23rd, 2017 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

When biologists synthesize  DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease. But one group of biohackers has demonstrated how DNA can carry a less expected threat—one designed to infect not humans nor animals but computers.



Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

August 20th, 2017 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

A new study offers a deeper understanding of how hair grows, why it does not grow how it should, and what we can do about it.



The code of life

August 19th, 2017 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

Centuries ago we were writing on clay tablets. In this century we will write the stuff of life.



The next Pharmaceutical revolution could be 3D printed

August 16th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to.



A new way to reproduce

August 15th, 2017 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?



Making on-demand organ transplants possible with cryopreservation

August 10th, 2017 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

According to a recent report in Nature Biotechnology, about 70 percent of eligible donated hearts never get utilized and up to 20 percent of donated kidneys are discarded in the United States today. And worldwide only 10 percent of the organ need is being met, according to the World Health Organization who calls the shortage […]



Mosquito wars – introducing one million non-biting sterile male mosquitoes weekly into the wild

August 9th, 2017 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Last October, we announced the Debug Project, an initiative at Verily to reduce the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world. Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of Debug Fresno, our first field study in the U.S. to test a potential mosquito control method using sterile insect technique […]



Neuroreality: the New reality is coming. And it’s a brain computer interface

August 7th, 2017 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but the Rift was the first high-end VR system to reach the consumer market, and early reviews confirmed that it delivered the kind of experience users had been […]



Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

July 19th, 2017 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

Small sensors or drug delivery devices could reside in the GI tract indefinitely



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