Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s New Gene Therapy Proves Effective in Treating Severe Heart Failure

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to stimulate production of an enzyme that enables failing hearts to pump more effectively. Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a new gene therapy that is safe and effective in reversing advanced heart failure. SERCA2a (produced as MYDICAR®) is a gene therapy designed to stimulate …

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Effective cancer vaccines will soon emerge – Sander Olson Interviews Dr. Herbert Chow, Ph.D

A protein called Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) could play a key role in treating many different types of cancers. KLH can be used to direct the body to attack the cancer cells, and it also has important applications in immune response testing and immunotoxicology. But the molecule is harvested from a rare mollusk, and is …

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Ben Goertzel interviews anti-aging researcher

The artificial general intelligence researcher Ben Goertzel is a major proponent of anti-aging research. In H+magazine, Goertzel interviews one of the foremost authorities on the subject, Jao Pedro de Magalhaes. Magalhaes is confident that with sufficient funding, anti-aging treatments could be in use by mid-century. Aubrey de Grey’s Key to Longevity If you liked this …

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Ben Goertzel interviews Josh Hall and Pei Wang for H+ magazine

Artificial General Intelligence researcher Ben Goertzel has interviewed nanotech/AI researcher Josh Hall and AGI researcher Pei Wang for Humanity+ magazine. In the Pang interview, Dr. Pang interview Pang claims that sentient machines could be only a decade away. In the Hall interview, Hall argues that advanced machine intelligence and desktop nanofactories will emerge sometime in …

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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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Gene Therapy and Stem Cell News – Molecular Security System, China Rising Star in Regenerative Medicine

1. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a molecular security system in human cells that deactivates and degrades foreign DNA. This discovery could open the door to major improvements in genetic engineering and gene therapy technologies. Led by Reuben Harris, associate professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics in the College of Biological …

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Update of the Mundane Singularity: Tech Singularity Without Molecular Nanotechnology and Artificial General Intelligence Triggers

This weekend is when the Singularity Summit is being held in San Jose. Let us revisit the idea of technological singularity and the mundane singularity. Later this today there will be coverage of the Singularity Summit talks. Ray Kurzweil, defines the singularity as a period of extremely rapid technological progress. Robin Hanson, economist, proposes that …

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Gene therapy for ultimate human running speed and strength

Professor Peter Weyand, Southern Methodist University (Texas), known for his expertise in terrestrial locomotion and human and animal performance says that humans would soon have the ability to modify and greatly enhance muscle fibre strength. This would enable speeds of 45 miles per hour and 5 seconds times for 100 meters. The fast four-legged runners …

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Stem cell blood supply breakthrough and other stem cell breakthroughs

Human blood have been grown from embryonic stem cells for the first time during research that promises to provide an almost limitless supply suitable for transfusion into any patient. This could lead to trials of the blood within two years, and ultimately to an alternative to donations that would transform medicine. If such blood was …

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Achieving a Mundane Technological Transhuman Singularity

Some people have criticized the technological Singularity and Transhumanism because of the upside being things that they do not believe can be achieved.Also, the primary technologies that are often described as enabling the Singularity and Transhumanism are Molecular Nanotechnology and greater than human intelligence general AI. There has been virtually no effort or money spent …

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Aging 2008 at UCLA June 27-29, 2008

The Methuselah Foundation is having a major Aging conference at UCLA in Los Angeles June 27 through June 29, 2008 It is at Royce Hall in UCLA. The press release on the free June 27 event What: Aging: The Disease, The Cure, The Implications, hosted by Methuselah FoundationWhen: Friday, June 27, 2008, Drinks 4pm, Presentations …

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