Big Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough Reduced 50-75% of bad immune system activity while leaving a normal immune system

A phase 1 clinical trial for the first treatment to reset the immune system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients showed the therapy was safe and dramatically reduced patients’ immune systems’ reactivity to myelin by 50 to 75 percent, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. In MS, the immune system attacks and destroys myelin, the insulating …

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Clonetegration is a fast One-step genetic engineering technology

A new, streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria, the workhorses of biotechnology. The method paves the way for more rapid development of designer microbes for drug development, environmental cleanup and other activities. current genetic engineering methods are time-consuming and involve many steps. The …

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130 mph Airships that can land without ground crews

Aeros has completed its experimental rigid variable-bouyancy airship and accomplished the first of four tasks under its contract with the Pentagon’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office. The 230ft-long Aeroscraft prototype, called Pelican, has completed a ground-handling demonstration showing the 36,000lb vehicle can move without assistance from ground personnel, controlled from the cockpit and using its air-bearing …

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Spacex developing larger engine to enable a rocket with 200 tons of low earth orbit payload

FlightGlobal Spacex is developing a new more powerful engine that will enable a rocket to take 200 tons of payload to low earth orbit. Musk said the new rocket, which he calls MCT, will be “several times” as powerful as the 1 Merlin series, and won’t use Merlin’s RP-1 fuel. Beyond adding that it will …

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Singularity Summit – How to Create a mind

Ray Kurzweil has written a new book – How to Create a Mind Usual start with exponential progress Reverse engineering the brain The ultimate source of the template of intelligence The essence of the human brain is pattern recognition Pattern recognition happens in the neocortex Neocortex is 10 times thicker than a piece of paper …

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