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New implant heals major bone injuries

A new implant embedded with growth factors may help heal major bone injuries.

Major damage to bones can be very difficult to repair – especially injuries of the face or the spine. 700 more words

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Where Are All the Laser Guns and Flying Cars?

I’m disappointed with the future.

Yeah, that’s right! I’m disappointed with the future. One thing you have to understand about me is I’m an 80’s kid. 1,308 more words

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Medical Acoustics

I was reading a blog of a fellow student at Salford university which is entitled Ultrasonics: The Medical Marvel, where he explains a few new techniques for medical acoustics; I have read about several methods medical uses myself from a… 319 more words

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CRISPR gene therapy cures liver disease

The CRISPR-Cas9 system can be used to edit out gene mutations and correct diseases. It has been used to tailor make a number of different experimental animals that express exactly the DNA sequence scientists want. 770 more words

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CRISPR gene therapy prevents muscular dystrophy

Scientists have used the popular new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system to prevent Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice.

DMD is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. 902 more words

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My Adventures Into the Prism - A Google Glass Rant

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I was recently chosen by Google to enter their Explorer program for Google Glass. Being as interested about computers as I am I obviously jumped at the chance that Google had given me and dropped the 1500 USD they were asking for the device. 1,083 more words

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Robotics for the masses and the future of humanity

I just watched the Humans Need Not Apply video about bleak future of humanity and the unraveling of the world of automation. C.G.P. Grey gives us the examples of general purpose and task specific robots and how many of them are replacing the manual processes that humanity has been used to for so long, as well as high-skill labor. 188 more words

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