Life extension Update, metabolic pathway drug modification and SENS

In an Esquire magazine interview Andre Dillin, Salk Institute, indicated that they have a compound which is very effective at treating Alzheimers effects and extending life. So far that work has been on C elegan worms But more than the apparent result, what excites and interests Dillin is the way the drug achieves its result. …

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Nuclear plant security

Some who are against nuclear power are trying to make a big deal about guards sleeping at nuclear plants where no one died and nothing actually happened. Plus in one of the main incidents the guards were sleeping “in the ready room”. They were not at the time supposed to be guarding anything. Similarly if …

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China and Iran are following Mr Miyagi’s advice with new anti-ship missile

As Mr Miyagi said in Karate Kid.. If do right, no can defence The U.S. Navy can’t stop China’s most sophisticated anti-ship missile (purchased from Russia) — and won’t even start testing a defense until 2014. I don’t think it is an issue between China and the USA because I do not believe they will …

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Energy plan

Updating and synthesizing my articles on energy into an energy plan. I will update this article with more updates and synthesize past and new information that I have gathered. Short termEfficiency and drilling for regular and enhanced recovery, policy that discourages coal and fossil fuel and encourages nuclear and renewables. Try to reduce fuel usage …

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Myostatin inhibitor update: Boosting follistatin may be better

Wyeth is not stopping developement of drug MYO-029 for blocking myostatin. They foudnd that MYO-029 was safe but that it was not very good at blocking myostatin or boosting muscle growth. They and other companies are working on more powerful and hopefully effective versions. Two sets of experiments investigating the effects of interfering with myostatin, …

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Biosensing nanoscale device to revolutionize health screenings

One day soon a biosensing nanodevice developed by Arizona State University researcher Wayne Frasch may eliminate long lines at airport security checkpoints and revolutionize health screenings for diseases like anthrax, cancer and antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Frasch works with the enzyme F1-adenosine triphosphatase, better known as F1- ATPase. This enzyme, only 10 to 12 …

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Toward Practical visible light metamaterial Hyperlens and new wireless metamaterial breakthroughs

Xiang Zhang (on of the makers of the UV light hyperlens: Theoretically, the biggest obstacle [to progress on visible light hyperlens] is the inevitable loss in the metamaterials. This means that — to obtain reasonable transmission — the hyperlens can’t be very bulky; this will limit the magnification and imaging area …. Low loss metals …

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Texas Instruments and MIT make microchip ten times more energy efficient

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that can be up to ten times more energy-efficient than present technology. The design could lead to cell phones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a battery in about five years …

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