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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Exosuit soft exoskeleton update

Harvard Biodesign Lab is developing next generation soft wearable robots that use innovative textiles to provide a more conformal, unobtrusive and compliant means to interface to the human body. These robots will augment the capabilities of healthy individuals (e.g. improved walking efficiency) in addition to assisting those with muscle weakness or patients who suffer from …

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Conceptually Viable Brute Force Radical Life Extension by Swapping All Old Cells for Young Cells

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation They had used decellularization technique to regenerate kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs from animal models, but this is the first reported use to engineer the more complex tissues of a bioartificial limb. They …

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Pfizer partnering with Ido Bachelet on DNA nanorobots

Pfizer is cooperating with the DNA robot laboratory managed by Prof. Ido Bachelet at Bar-Ilan University. Bachelet has developed a method of producing innovative DNA molecules with characteristics that can be used to “program” them to reach specific locations in the body and carry out pre-programmed operations there in response to stimulation from the body. …

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Ido Bachelet DNA nanobots summary with a couple of extra videos

In a brief talk, Bachelet said DNA nanobots will soon be tried in a critically ill leukemia patient. The patient, who has been given roughly six months to live, will receive an injection of DNA nanobots designed to interact with and destroy leukemia cells—while causing virtually zero collateral damage in healthy tissue. According to Bachelet, …

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