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August 13th, 2014 at 9:12 am

Can the body be maintained indefinitely?

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The body is a machine.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is cofounder and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and to him 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 bodies’ cellular components to stave off the diseases of old age and live longer, healthier lives.

 

 

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August 6th, 2014 at 11:52 am

Chemotherapy will be obsolete in 20 years as scientists launch DNA project

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Scientists launch a new landmark project to map the genetic causes of disease.

Within 20 years, chemotherapy will be obsolete. Scientists have predicted the end of chemotherapy after launching a landmark project to map 100,000 genomes to find the genes responsible for cancer and rare diseases.

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July 25th, 2014 at 9:26 am

Human Longevity wants to make 100 the new 60 and have healthier people living longer

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Human Longevity doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

Dr. Robert Hariri, who once worked directing cell therapy operations at Celgene, a biopharmaceutical company is teaming up with Craig Venter, and engineer Dr. Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation. Karen Nelson, who headed the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), will lead the microbiome team. They launched a new company called Human Longevity Inc.

 

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July 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am

Researchers develop new process that raises prospects of 3D printed bone grafts

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3D printing could help mend broken bones.

One of the 3D printing health applications of 3D printing discussed the most is the manufacturing of bespoke scaffolds that could be used to mend broken bones. It’s promising, but it  has been held back by the difficulties in printing materials that are strong, flexible and can encourage the regrowth of healthy bone in the same way as current methods, such as bone grafts.

 

 

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July 24th, 2014 at 8:32 am

How humans have changed over the past 100 years

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(Some) people have grown taller

People are getting taller and they are also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.

 

 

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July 15th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Health issues stress Americans more than anything else

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Health overwhelmed financial problems in terms of causes of stress.

We are all stressed. Work can get some people down, and of course money is something we all worry about. But Americans with health issues are more likely to experience a great deal of stress than anyone else, according to a recent poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR.

 

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 8:25 am

Top 10 ways technology will change the world by 2025

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By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles.

Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring.  We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry Potter.

 

 

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July 3rd, 2014 at 8:50 am

The secret to living past 100, according to Centenarians

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Those who make it to the age 110 get a special title: supercentenarian.

Do you want to live to 100? Doctors will tell you to stay active and eat loads of fruits and veggies. But these centenarians have a few extra tricks up their sleeves.

 

 

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June 24th, 2014 at 11:42 am

Vessyl: A smart cup that tracks everything you drink

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Vessyl

There are a lot of fitness and health trackers on the market today: Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve ingested. (Video)

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Bionic pancreas shows promise in managing diabetes

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The bionic pancreas

In 2000, Ed Damiano’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Damiano’s son was 11 months old.The biomedical engineer, decided to create a device that would help his child and millions of others better manage their disease. He set a goal of having it ready by the time his son went to college.

 

 

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