Monkey head transplant video and spinal repair in dogs and spinal repair in humans

We recently covered a new proposal for the first head transplant in humans. They would use a minimally traumatic cut of the spinal cord using an ultra-sharp blade (very different from what occurs in the setting of clinical spinal cord injury, where gross, extensive damage and scarring is observed) followed within minutes by chemofusion (GEMINI). …

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Technical hurdles have been overcome for the first human head transplant

The project for the first head transplant in man is code-named HEAVEN/GEMINI (Head Anastomosis Venture with Cord Fusion. UPDATE – Welcome Reddit readers. This article made the front page of reddit. Thanks for the upvotes. UPDATE – I cover the internet and news reactions to this article and added technical information. UPDATE I consider this …

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DARPA’s lightweight soft exoskeleton the Warrior Web is revealed

DARPA has released a video of a soldier carrying a 61-pound load while walking in a prototype DARPA Warrior Web system during an independent evaluation by the U.S. Army. It is less like the hard exoskeleton of Iron man and more like the supersuit of the Pixar Incredibles. Warrior Web seeks to create a soft, …

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Ten million H1NI flu vaccines produced in one month, says DARPA

A DARPA-funded vaccine company working on ways to quickly develop immunizations for potential pandemics, has successfully made over 10 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine in a single month. The company, Medicago Inc., used a “rapid-fire,” plant-based production method to make them, according to DARPA. The plants used in this case, however, aren’t factories, but …

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Revised list of technologies for a mundane singularity

This site has looked at a Mundane Singularity before and often about getting to higher rates of economic growth and wealth. Previously I talked about a Mundane Singularity with how much : 1. Economic abundance 2. Radical life extension 3. Physical and Cognitive enhancement 4. Blood Stream Robots 5. Supermaterials 6. Open Access to space …

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Functional Tooth Regeneration Using a Bioengineered Tooth Unit as a Mature Organ Replacement Regenerative Therapy

Molar teeth and jaw bone were grown from stem cells in one mouse and then transplanted to another mouse. This was a proof of concept for growing mature organs for harvest and transplant from an individuals stem cells. Plos One – Functional Tooth Regeneration Using a Bioengineered Tooth Unit as a Mature Organ Replacement Regenerative …

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the First Techonomy Conference August 4-6

I will be at the first Techonomy conference on August 4-6, 2010 in Tahoe. Techonomy is technology and economy. It isorganized activities related to the invention, development, production, distribution and consumption of technology-enhanced goods and services that a society uses to address the problem of scarcity and to enhance the quality of life. Techonomy draws …

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