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alzheimer'sGene APOE4 causes Alzheimers disease in humans and a fix has been created

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Researchers have found differences in how Alzheimers disease originates and develops in mice and humans. They determined which gene causes Alzheimers in humans and have developed a fix for it. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an …

alzheimer'sRecording memory patterns and feeding back can boost memory by up to 37% in Alzheimers patients

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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person’s own memory patterns to facilitate the brain’s ability to encode and recall memory. …

alzheimer'sBill Gates believes Alzheimers research is a turning point and is investing $100 million to accelerate progress

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Bill Gates has personally invested $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund—a private fund working to diversify the clinical pipeline and identify new targets for treatment. Most of the major pharmaceutical companies continue to pursue the amyloid and tau pathways. …

alzheimer'sSuccess against Alzheimers and Dementia in mice

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Scientists from the Technical University of Munich has used a BACE inhibitor drug reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brains of mice and restores the normal function of nerve cells and significantly improves memory. Around 50 million people …

alzheimer'sDARPA seeks drone escort for military truck convoys to protect against enemy drones

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DARPA is asking for industry’s help in developing a agile and mobile drone-defense system that can defeat a raid of self-guided, small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are attacking an important moving target like a high-value convoy. The potential $63 …

alzheimer'sScientists claim maximum human lifespan is 115 years despite records of person living to 122 years and 164 days

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Nature study claims maximum human lifespan is 115 years in spite of Jeanne Calment living to 122 years. The 115-year claim is too much for Prof James Vaupel, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. He described …

air pollutionIBM Neuromorphic chip hits DARPA milestone and has been used to implement deep learning

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IBM delivered on the DARPA SyNAPSE project with a one million neuron brain-inspired processor. The chip consumes merely 70 milliwatts, and is capable of 46 billion synaptic operations per second, per watt–literally a synaptic supercomputer in your palm. Along the …

alzheimer'sCurrent Lockheed test pilot says China J-20 stealth fighter will outclass US fourth gen fighters and threaten carrier groups as China narrows stealth tech gap

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Nate “Buster” Jaros is a retired USAF fighter pilot with over 2,000 hours in F-16 C/D/CM and T-38A/C aircraft and over 500 hours in General Aviation aircraft. He is currently a Test Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and LO SME with Lockheed …

alzheimer'sNASA Innovative Advanced Concepts – Directed Energy Phil Lubin laser propulsion for interstellar travel and laser arrays for kilometer sized telescopes

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) had their 2016 symposium on August 23-25, 2016 From 21 minutes of this video up to 50 minutes At 45 minutes, some questions discussing the dopler shifting of the wavelengths. Absorptivity issues are not as …

alzheimer'sNanoscale particle charge and discharge battery secrets

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An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications. In a paper published this week in the journal …