Advanced MP-MRI can detect 93% of aggressive prostrate cancers compared to 48% with older methods

The biggest leap “in decades” in diagnosing prostate cancer has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors and campaigners. Using advanced MRI nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumors that are caught. And the trial on 576 men, published in the Lancet, showed more than a quarter could be spared invasive biopsies, which can …

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Thought Controlled Nanoscale DNA Robots and micron scale wireless neural dust brain monitoring will combine for ultraprecise control of nanobots

There are three emerging technologies that will interact to enable precise release of medication based on conditions in the brain. 1. DNA nanobots with metal nanoparticles (this already can release drugs in living things based on EEG monitored conditions) 2. Neural dust for ultra-precise sensor readings 3. Deep learning for identifying patterns in sensors DNA …

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Thought-Controlled Nanoscale DNA Robots in a Living Host

Ido Bachelet and his team have made a new type of brain-machine interface enabling a human operator to control nanometer-size robots inside a living animal by brain activity. Recorded EEG patterns are recognized online by an algorithm, which in turn controls the state of an electromagnetic field. The field induces the local heating of billions …

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Keith Wiley and Randal Koene on gradual versus instantaneous whole brain uploading on personal identity and personal survival

Carboncopies.org is a nonprofit organiaation with a goal of advancing the reverse engineering of neural tissue and complete brains, Whole Brain Emulation and development of neuroprostheses that reproduce functions of mind, creating what we call Substrate-Independent Minds (SIM). Carbon copies is led by Randal Koene. Randal and his team keep very close track of all …

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Systems of molecular origami devices and their uses for molecular computing, quorum sensing and programmable drug delivery

A patent by Ido Bachelet and his team for a system acting as logic gates and systems exhibiting quorum sensing. The systems comprise at least one effector nucleic acid origami device, at least one regulator nucleic acid origami device, at least one input and at least one output. The nucleic acid origami devices are non-immunogenic …

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Original Patent details on DNA Origami Molecular buckets which enables nanomedicine

Ido Bachelet, Shawn Douglas and George Church filed a patent in 2011 for DNA origami devices useful in the targeted delivery of biologically active entities to specific cell populations. This is the patent for the DNA nanorobot for molecular precise delivery of treatments to cells. This has been covered several times by Nextbigfuture Their DNA …

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A head transplant surgery was performed on a Monkey and it caused no neurological damage which keeps human head transplant attempt on track for end of 2017

Sergio Canavero plans to transplant a human’s head onto a donor body. He says that the procedure will be ready before the end of 2017 and could eventually become a way of treating complete paralysis. The team behind the work has published videos and images showing a monkey with a transplanted head, as well as …

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China 2020 targets double 2010 per capita GDP, and average $300 billion per year in overseas investment

Chinese premier Li Keqiang said the country needed annual growth of at least 6.53 per cent in the next five years to meet the government’s goal of establishing a “moderately prosperous society”. China would aim for “medium-high economic growth” (6-7 per cent) over the next five years. Consistent with the comprehensive reform package unveiled at …

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First Human head transplant scheduled for December 2017

The world’s first head transplant patient has scheduled the procedure for December 2017. Valery Spiridonov, 30, was diagnosed with a genetic muscle-wasting condition called Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, and volunteered for the procedure despite the risks involved. Nextbigfuture has covered the proposed full human body [aka human head transplant] transplant procedure several times. The background information and …

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Concern about the low fertility trap, China will go to a two child policy by the end of 2015

China’s Academy of Social Sciences released a report “Economic Blue Book: 2015 Analysis and Forecast of China’s economic situation.” They believe that China’s current total fertility rate is 1.4, which well below the generational replacement level of 2.1, has been very close to the internationally recognized “low fertility trap 1.3 “as soon as possible from …

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