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futurism, transhumanism, quantified self, biotechnologies, nanotechnology, neuroscience, genetics, gene therapy, genetic engineering, future technologies
futurism, transhumanism, quantified self, biotechnologies, nanotechnology, neuroscience, genetics, gene therapy, genetic engineering, future technologies

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Vers où se dirigent les technologies dans les 30 prochaines années ? Comment cela affectera-t-il la société et notre mode de vie va ?

La plupart des adultes vivants aujourd'hui ont grandi sans l'Internet ou les téléphones mobiles, et encore moins les smartphones et les tablettes avec commandes vocales et applications à tout usage. Ces nouvelles technologies ont modifié notre mode de vie d'une manière que peu d'entre nous aurait pu imaginer il y a quelques décennies. Mais sommes-nous arrivés au bout du parcours ? Quoi d'autre pourrait-on encore bien inventer qui pourrait changer tellement notre vie ? Des ordinateurs encore plus rapides ? Plus de gadgets ? En fait, c'est tellement plus que cela. Les technologies se sont élancées dans une courbe de croissance exponentielle et nous n'en sommes qu'à son commencement. Dans 10 ans nous repenserons à notre vie actuel et nous nous demanderons comment nous pouvions vivre ainsi, avec des technologies aussi primitives. L'écart sera encore bien plus grand qu'entre les années 1980 et aujourd'hui. Préparez-vous car vous allez en prendre plein la vue.

http://www.vitamodularis.org/articles/les_nouvelles_technologies_qui_vont_changer_la_civilisation_telle_que_nous_la_connaissons.shtml

#technologies #futurisme 

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How to interpret your microbiome results?

Companies like uBiome now make it possible to know what bacteria live in our nose, mouth, gut or skin and help us diagnose potential health issues before they even arise. With genetic testing, microbiome testing is the most revolutionary tool in modern, personalized medicine. But what does it all mean?

http://www.vitamodularis.org/articles/how_to_interpret_your_microbiome_data.shtml

#ubiome #microbiome #bacteria #health #medicine

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The sudden increase in intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and ratio of gammaproteobacteria is a sign of rapid health decline and imminent death in fruit flies. The same could apply to humans. Affected fruit flies treated with antibiotics survived three times longer (20 days, which is the equivalent of 30 human years). The study shows that age-onset decline is very tightly linked to changes within the community of gut microbes.

http://neurosciencenews.com/aging-diseases-gut-bacteria-2618/

#bacteria #microbiome   #health   #guthealth  

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Google is working on a smartwatch geared specifically for clinical research. It monitors not just the wearer's stats (including pulse, heart rhythm and temperature) but also environmental variables like light and noise levels as well.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a16163/googles-new-smartwatch-is-a-health-tracking-fiend/

#google #smartwatch 

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"An international team of researchers has developed a simple blood test that has so far been 100 percent accurate in detecting pancreatic cancer in its early stages. In late-stage patients who had already received surgery, the blood test could also predict their chances of survival and relapses."

http://www.sciencealert.com/new-blood-test-can-detect-the-early-stages-of-pancreatic-cancer

#cancer   #medicine   #diagnostics  

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"A simple genetic tweak can turn colorectal cancer cells in mice back into healthy tissue in a matter of days, essentially reversing tumour growth, new research has revealed."

http://www.sciencealert.com/activating-a-single-gene-reverses-colon-cancer-growth-in-mice-in-just-4-days

#genetherapy   #genetics   #dna   #medicine   #cancer  

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Barclays is set to become the first major bank in the UK, US, and Europe to accept Bitcoin later this year.

http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/09/barclays-to-become-the-first-major-bank-to-accept-bitcoin/

#bitcoin #banking   #cryptocurrency  

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Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33571412

#bionic   #medicine   #cyborg  

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"Scientists at the University of Iowa have discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during aging. The protein, ATF4, is a transcription factor that alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, causing reduction of muscle protein synthesis, strength, and mass. The UI study also identifies two natural compounds, one found in apples and one found in green tomatoes, which reduce ATF4 activity in aged skeletal muscle. 

Previously, Adams and his team had identified ursolic acid, which is found in apple peel, and tomatidine, which comes from green tomatoes, as small molecules that can prevent acute muscle wasting caused by starvation and inactivity. Those studies set the stage for testing whether ursolic acid and tomatidine might be effective in blocking the largest cause of muscle weakness and atrophy: aging."

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-09-scientists-potential-treatment-muscle-weakness.html

#medicine   #science  

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This is big. First human brain with "living" tissues grown in lab.

"Anand and his colleagues claim to have reproduced 99% of the brain’s diverse cell types and genes. They say their brain also contains a spinal cord, signalling circuitry and even a retina.

Anand claims to have created the brain by converting adult skin cells into pluripotent cells: stem cells that can be programmed to become any tissue in the body. These were then grown in a specialised environment that persuaded the stem cells to grow into all the different components of the brain and central nervous system."

Although the researchers claim that the brain has no consciousness, once it becomes functional and oxygenated that could pose an ethical problem.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/18/first-almost-fully-formed-human-brain-grown-in-lab-researchers-claim

#brain   #neuroscience   #neurology   #medicine  
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