Follistatin used to Inhibit Myostatin for Increased Strength and Muscle in Mice

Follistatin was used in mice to determine if enhanced muscle mass impacts the symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). After treatment, the mice had increased muscle mass, gross motor function improvement and an increase in average life span of 30 percent.” With the therapy, MU researchers inhibited myostatin, a protein that limits muscle tissue growth. …

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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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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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Singularity lite: one to two levels of faster technological change

The technological singularity is a hypothesized point in the future variously characterized by the technological creation of self-improving intelligence, unprecedentedly rapid technological progress, or some combination of the two. I would want to focus on the aspect of “unprecendentedly rapid technological progress“. I feel that a proxy for measuring “technological progress” can be the rate …

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