Google X reveals Project Wing its two year old drone package delivery program

[The Atlantic] For two years, Google has been working to build flying robot drone that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. Project Wing is a secret drone program that’s been running for two years at Google X. Taken with the company’s other robotics investments, Google’s corporate posture has become even …

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Novartis is betting billions on getting true cures for cancers with major commercialization in a few years but taking 20-30 years for the medical transformation

Developments at the University of Pennsylvania point to what would rank among the great milestones in the history of mankind: a true cure for cancer. Of 22 children and 5 adults with Emily’s disease [acute lymphoblastic leukemia], ALL, 27 had a complete remission, in which cancer becomes undetectable. These were gravely ill patients out of …

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Tissue engineered vagina’s function normally over eight years

Researchers from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem and the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City biopsied cells from the women and were able to use a biodegradable scaffolds to then build the vagina in the lab. The organs were then implanted in each patient. A woman with MRKH will often not develop a uterus or …

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DARPA works on Scalable, On-Demand Blood for Transfusions and customizing blood cells for vaccine and drug delivery

DARPA program decreases cost of pharmed blood and raises possibility of enhanced red blood cells that offer novel therapeutic benefits to recipients. DARPA created its Blood Pharming program to potentially relieve the shortage or blood by developing an automated culture and packaging system that would yield a fresh supply of transfusable red blood cells from …

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