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March 24th, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Print to order custom organs

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Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart.  Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats.  Continue Reading »

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March 20th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Google executive: it’s possible to live to 500

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Google’s investment fund, Google Ventures, has backed companies like Uber and Nest.  Now the biggest percentage of Google Ventures’ assets are invested in science and, in particular, oncology.   Continue Reading »

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March 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Report: homeopathy not effective for treating any condition

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Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies, that homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition.   Continue Reading »

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March 12th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

How Google helps drug discovery using big data and machine-learning

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Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits, from answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers.   Continue Reading »

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March 6th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Sweat tests better than blood tests?

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Doctors already use sweat for drug tests and insight on diseases like cystic fibrosis, and can be as helpful as blood in checking on health. Continue Reading »

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March 6th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Human head transplants in two years?

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A new radical plan for human head transplants is set to be announced.  But is this ethically sensitive procedure even feasible?   Continue Reading »

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March 6th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Researchers: Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought

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Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, when compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol.  Researchers may also be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Continue Reading »

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January 27th, 2015 at 11:54 am

Real life Star Trek Tricorder By 2016?

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The tricorder was a handheld device, featured on the Star Trek shows and movies, that is able to diagnose a wounded or sick patient in seconds.
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December 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm

10 Ways the Next 10 Years will be Awesome!

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It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… or straight up impossible by our current understanding of the universe, there are several sci-fi level technological and scientific advances we’re likely to see in just the next decade.

Blogger Jordan Lejuwaan over at High Existence has compiled a list of ten such advances to look forward to in the not-to-distant future:

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December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

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Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.

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