Terry Grossman Recommended Health Checks and Disease Prevention

Terry Grossman is a doctor who runs a longevity health clinic and co-wrote “Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever” with Ray Kurzweil. Terry spoke at the Convergence08 conference. Heart and Cardio HealthHeart and coronary disease is the number one killer in North America. Two tests are very good for early detection of heart …

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Yeast and Mice and Probably Humans have At Least One Common Cellular Aging Mechanism

Using a mouse genetically altered to model lymphoma, extra copies of the sirtuin gene were applied or they were fed them the sirtuin activator resveratrol, which in turn extended their mean lifespan by 24 to 46 percent. SIRT1 Redistribution on Chromatin Promotes Genomic Stability but Alters Gene Expression during Aging Genomic instability and alterations in …

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Tech Roundup: IBMs Predictions; Cheaper, greener cement alternativ; Cold plasma surgery

IBM predicts five innovations will have impact over the next five years: – Energy saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows– You will have a crystal ball for your health, from cheap genome sequencing– You will talk to the Web . . . and the Web will talk back, through the …

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Tech Roundup: Robot population forecast, super lubricant

1. BAM, a “ceramic alloy”, is created by combining a metal alloy of boron, aluminium and magnesium (AlMgB14) with titanium boride (TiB2). It is the hardest material after diamond and cubic boron nitride. -BAM is much slipperier than Teflon, with a coefficient of friction of .02 compared to .05. Lubricated steel has a friction coefficient …

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Low Temperature Energy Harvesting – New Low Friction Rankine Generator

Most existing heat-harvesting technologies are efficient only at temperatures above 150 °C, and much waste heat just isn’t that hot. Now Ener-G-Rotors, based in Schenectady, NY, is developing technology that can use heat between 65 and 150 °C. [338-453 Kelvin] The company expects to convert 10 to 15 percent of low-temperature waste heat into electricity, …

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Obama’s Clean Energy Future Goals

Obama announced that he would introduce a federal cap and trade system, a similar cap and trade emissions trading scheme is already in operation in the European Union. Strong annual targets would be established that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to return them to 1990 levels by 2020 and reduce them by a further 80% …

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Regenerative Medicine : Hands, Bladders, Ears, Bones, Trachea, Muscle, Organs,

April 2008, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) gave $42.5 million over five years to Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Wake Forest and its partners are adding $150 million for nearly $200 million. A second consortium with another $42.5 million will be managed by Rutgers and the Cleveland Clinic.Nature discusses the full soldier …

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