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Last Week’s Top Cannabis Stock Winners And May’s Stocks To Watch

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

Medicinal and recreational cannabis continues to spur investment in marijuana-based pharmaceuticals. Several publicly traded cannabis stocks gained more than 5% this past week, some of which have market capitalizations exceeding $50 million, according to Investopedia. The Solactive North American Medical Marijuana Index, which tracks the...

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Biotech

Silicon Valley’s War on Disease: Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Google to End Cancer and Aging

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Silicon Valley is going to war against disease, cancer, aging, and perhaps even death, with advanced computing, AI and machine learning, genomics, DNA engineering, biotech and nanotech. Tech giants and mega-rich philanthropists are spending billions to permit hacking biology all the way down to DNA, and perhaps we could see breakthroughs...

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Medicine

Elon Musk Hints at Advances in ‘Neural Lace’ Brain Hacking Tech

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.

Visionary and sometimes controversial entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted at advances in next-generation brain hacking. Recent research results promise future “neural lace” technology that could enhance our brains and connect them to the cloud.

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White Hats Hack 12 U.S. Hospitals, Find Patient Data Highly Vulnerable

Posted on February 23rd, 2016.

Patient and hospital records are at serious risk of hacking attacks, according to a two-year study of healthcare facilities by Independent Security Evaluators, based in Baltimore, Md. The 71-page study assessed security at 12 hospitals, two health data facilities, two medical devices from one manufacturer, and two web applications. The...

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Biotech

Circuit Board Health Monitoring Tech Tattoos Are Already Here

Posted on November 26th, 2015.

Ben Lamm, CEO of Chaotic Moon, is understandably excited while talking about his company’s innovation. Dubbed ‘Tech Tats’, the tattoo kit, now in the prototype stage, will collect and transmit data similar to the Jawbone or Apple Watch. The tattoo, which washes off, will send data to medical staff and can also have...

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Biotech

Boston Biohackers Develop Genetic Circuits

Posted on November 17th, 2015.

While not an immediately new story, the work of James Collins and his colleagues in Boston is quite notable in that it is innovating on the potential of scientists to influence human functions. Researchers have created what they consider “circuits,” which are paper-based and able to be used by researchers at a later date for much lower...

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Biotech

Biotech CEO Undergoes Gene Hacking to Reverse Aging

Posted on October 19th, 2015.

Liz Parrish, CEO of biotech startup BioViva, says she underwent a gene therapy at an undisclosed location overseas last month, a first step in what she says is a plan to develop treatments for ravages of old age like Alzheimer’s and muscle loss, MIT Technology Review reports.

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Artificial Intelligence

The Possibilities and the Future of Brain Hacking

Posted on October 9th, 2015.

For all of man’s scientific and technological advances, the human brain largely remains a mystery. A new Vimeo video, “Master/Mind,” examines the state of research on the human mind and the questions that scientists, ethicists, futurists and others are asking in light of what we’re learning about the mind. The video, a...

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Medicine

Physicists Create an Artificial Magnetic Wormhole

Posted on August 24th, 2015.

It’s not a time for space-time distortion, yet. Three physicists have constructed what they claim to be the world’s first artificial magnetic wormhole by using metamaterials – the stuff that could be used to build invisibility cloaks, someday. A trio of physicists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have created an...

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Medicine

Researchers Discover way to Erase Drug Memories, Offering Hope to Recovering Drug Addicts

Posted on August 17th, 2015.

Recovering drug addicts often struggle with memories that can sabotage their recovery. A discovery by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Florida campus indicates there is a way to erase these drug-associated memories and prevent relapse to drug addiction, the TSRI reported. “We now have a viable target and by blocking...

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Biotech

MIT Researchers Engineer Programmable Gut Bacteria

Posted on July 10th, 2015.

MIT researchers have developed sensors, memory switches, and circuits that can be encoded in common human gut bacteria. These basic computing elements will allow the bacteria to sense, memorize, and respond to signals in the gut. Future medical applications of programmable gut bacteria might include early detection and treatment of...

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Cybersecurity Firm Tiversa Accused of Extortion

Posted on June 28th, 2015.

Large corporations and government organisations are often targets for hackers, and as a result, rely on cybersecurity firms to provide security guidance. However, in an ironic twist, one cybersecurity firm may have actually hacked its own clients. Tiversa is a Pittsburgh-based security consultancy, and according to an ex-employee,...

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Biotech

Disabled Patients Thought-Control Remote Telepresence Robots

Posted on June 25th, 2015.

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a revolutionary brain-machine interface to restore a sense of independence to the disabled. The research, which shows that it’s now possible to remotely control a robot from home with one’s thoughts, produced excellent results in both human and...

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Medicine

Centuries of Poverty: Life Extension & Rejuvenation

Posted on January 30th, 2015.

There is a flood of people worldwide that are researching Life Extension. The idea of Life Extension (or its more robust sister – rejuvenation) is for a lot of people still a comparably outlandish idea, but the basic idea of making people live a lot longer is no longer regarded as a scientific or medical absurdity. The possibility (and...

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Biotech

FDA Approves Brain-to-Stomach Obesity Treatment to Help Lose Weight At The Source

Posted on January 18th, 2015.

Struggling with obesity is a difficult life, especially when people feel no one around them understand the problem. Some people blame it on their genes; some people blame it on their lack of physical activity. There’s one way to combat obesity though that even the U.S. government is giving the green light though that could help plenty of...

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Medicine

New In-Helmet Technology Monitors Football Concussions in Real-Time

Posted on January 10th, 2015.

In a recent poll, Bloomberg showed that half of American’s don’t want their children playing football. Even United States President Barack Obama was quoted saying if he had sons, he wouldn’t want them playing football; a sport so prone to concussions. The NFL’s new concussion rules may be strict on keeping the players safe, but players...

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Medicine

This App and Device Combo Lets You Play Video Games with Your Vagina

Posted on January 9th, 2015.

A new app on the market claims to solve pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFD) health issues one in three women face in their daily life. Developed by Linkcube Studios, the Smart Kegel Exercise Aid (SKEA) acts like a video game controllers for a mobile game similar to Temple Run. Women who suffer from PFD experience symptoms of...

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Biotech

Digital Eye Strain Study Reports 95 Percent of Americans at Risk Due to Device Brightness

Posted on January 7th, 2015.

We’ve all had those long days, slaving over a bright computer to get work done. Once we clock out, we head home and watch TV or stare at our phones into the night. After all the lights are out, we lay in bed and do some last-minute social networking or gaming before bed. Eventually, we fall asleep, wake up and start again by picking up...

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Doctors Have Successfully 3D Printed A Knee Meniscus

Posted on December 30th, 2014.

Recently, doctors at Columbia University Medical Center have been able to merge 3D printing and the power of MRIs to create a scaffold of a knee meniscus. They can make a replica of the meniscus from 3D MRI images and print a new one.  This breakthrough, already tested successfully in sheep, could revolutionize the way joints...