Category Archives: applied science

Fix that DNA

Today I was looking at ScienceDaily.com and found 3 really exciting developments. Bound to change medicine and our lives forever. Cancer detection, full genome sequencing on a small budget and fixing the broken Fixer responsible for the bad effects of … Continue reading

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Slashes Need No Longer Lead to Scary Scars

Get slashed and you end up with a scar. Thus it has been since, well … forever. When I as very young my brother and I had a sort of competition going for a while. Who had more stitches. Whether … Continue reading

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Machines can sense our emotional state. The relationship is about to change.

Progress in the interface between Us (the Humans) and It (Intelligent Technology) has mainly consisted in extending and improving the range of physical and communication-al channels by which we are shown the virtual world and effect our will upon it … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Anti-bacterial Additives

The FDA is making the anti-bacterial add-ins in soaps an cleaning supplies go away. You can read about that from them here or from a National Public Radio article here. I say it’s about time. For short term financial gain … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

This last week’s CBS TV program “60 Minutes” (Mar 29, 2015) gave half the show’s air time to a single story. It was about the progress seen in a new Cancer Fighting technology being researched at Duke University Medical Centre. … Continue reading

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More Chemical Programming of Tissue Growth

In previous posts (1,2)  I’ve talked about how biological Cells can be reprogrammed to switch roles using clever chemistry, specifically RNA. In this article they talk about a new development that allows researchers to program the body to grow a … Continue reading

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Pain, Pain, Go Away

Science Daily reports that in an article in Nature (I really have to figure out if I can subscribe without breaking the bank)  “have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain … … Continue reading

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