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Researchers make DNA data storage a reality: Every film and TV program ever created -- in a teacup

Researchers make DNA data storage a reality: Every film and TV program ever created -- in a teacup | Biatec | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a way to store data in the form of DNA – a material that lasts for tens of thousands of years. The new method makes it possible to store at least 100 million hours of high-definition video in about a cup of DNA.
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Do we only use 10% of our brains?

Do we only use 10% of our brains? | Biatec | Scoop.it
We love the idea that we could be much more intelligent or creative if we harnessed unused parts of our minds. Sadly, Claudia Hammond has some bad news.
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Stem cell method put to the test

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A major UK study of Parkinson's disease using stem cells which are not derived from embryos is being launched.
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Dopamine regulates the motivation to act, study shows

 "Dopamine leads to maintain the level of activity to achieve what is intended. This in principle is positive, however, it will always depend on the stimuli that are sought: whether the goal is to be a good student or to abuse of drugs"

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Science Can Now Turn Human Urine Into Brain Cells

Science Can Now Turn Human Urine Into Brain Cells | Biatec | Scoop.it
It turns out urine isn’t just human waste. Chinese researchers have managed to

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Neuroscientists find the molecular 'when' and 'where' of memory formation

Neuroscientists find the molecular 'when' and 'where' of memory formation | Biatec | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have isolated the “when” and “where” of molecular activity that occurs in the formation of short-, intermediate-, and long-term memories.
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Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed fetus from MRI scan

Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed fetus from MRI scan | Biatec | Scoop.it

Tomohiro Kinoshita with 3D model of 9-month fetus in acrylic resin, and small phone charm. Photo: AFP. A firm in Japan is offering expectant moms and dads the ability to purchase a 3D-printed model of their unborn child.


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Regenerative Medicine

There are emerging radical technologies that have the potential to change the way we live. This animation on regenerative medicine is part of a series for a ...
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how to make decisions (my go-to “Hell Yes” model,... | hey amber rae

how to make decisions (my go-to “Hell Yes” model,... | hey amber rae | Biatec | Scoop.it

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BBC NEWS | Health | Ovulation moment caught on camera

A human egg has been filmed in close-up emerging from the ovary for the first time.
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Biofacade: Building powered by algae growing on its facade

Biofacade: Building powered by algae growing on its facade | Biatec | Scoop.it

The very first building in the world with a shading system consisting of live micro-algae is being built in the suburb of Wilhemsburg in Hamburg. The “algae house” will be complete in 2013 and will comprise approximately 200 square meters of such elements.

 

Designed for the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, the zero-energy house will be the first real-life test for the new façade system. Algae in the bio-reactor façades grow faster in bright sunlight to provide more shade. The bio-reactors power the building by capturing solar thermal heat and producing biomass that can be harvested.

 

The BIQ house was designed by Splitterwerk Architects, in collaboration with Colt International, Arup, and SSC. Arup’s Europe Research Leader, Jan Wurm, said: To use bio-chemical processes for adaptive shading is a really innovative and sustainable solution so it is great to see it being tested in a real-life scenario. As well as generating renewable energy and providing shade to keep the inside of the building cooler on sunny days, it also creates a visually interesting look that architects and building owners will like. The building is due to be completed in March 2013, and it will allow scientists, engineers, and builders the opportunity to assess the full potential of the system as a green alternative.


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Why Men and Women See Things Differently

A possible explanation for the disparities goes back centuries to when men generally served as hunter-gatherers and women as nurturers and child bearers.
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Aging cells lose their grip on DNA rogues

Aging cells lose their grip on DNA rogues | Biatec | Scoop.it
Transposable elements are mobile strands of DNA that insert themselves into chromosomes with mostly harmful consequences.
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'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans

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Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time and wonder if it might provide a target for the development of novel anti-cancer treatments.

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People without Gene for Underarm Odor Still Wear Deodorant: Scientific American

People without Gene for Underarm Odor Still Wear Deodorant: Scientific American | Biatec | Scoop.it
Societal norms often dictate the products people use even if they don’t need them
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BBC NEWS | Health | Chocolate 'better than kissing'

BBC NEWS | Health | Chocolate 'better than kissing' | Biatec | Scoop.it
Researchers have found the buzz from eating chocolate is more intense and longer lasting than that caused by kissing.
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Why You Should Probably Stop Eating Wheat : Discovery News

Why You Should Probably Stop Eating Wheat : Discovery News | Biatec | Scoop.it
Today's hybridized wheat contains hard-to-digest proteins that aren't found in the parent plant.
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Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking

Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking | Biatec | Scoop.it

 why some young people have more of a tendency to binge drink.

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Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain' | Biatec | Scoop.it
The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it's actually true.

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‘Neural fingerprints’ of memory associations allow ‘mind reading’

‘Neural fingerprints’ of memory associations allow ‘mind reading’ | Biatec | Scoop.it

Researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading. A new study by University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University scientists brings this work one step closer to actual mind reading by using brain recordings to infer the way people organize associations between words in their memories.

 

Epilepsy patients who volunteered for the study while awaiting brain surgery had tiny electrodes implanted in their brains, which allowed researchers to precisely observe electrical signals that would not have been possible to measure outside the skull. While recording these electrical signals, the researchers asked the participants to study lists of 15 randomly chosen words and, a minute later, to repeat the words back in whichever order they came to mind.

 

The researchers examined the brain recordings as the participants studied each word to home in on signals in the participant’ brains that reflected the meanings of the words. About a second before the participants recalled each word, these same “meaning signals” that were identified during the study phase were spontaneously reactivated in the participants’ brains.

 

Because the participants were not seeing, hearing or speaking any words at the times these patterns were reactivated, the researchers could be sure they were observing the neural signatures of the participants’ self-generated, internal thoughts.

 

Critically, differences across participants in the way these meaning signals were reactivated predicted the order in which the participants would recall the words. In particular, the degree to which the meaning signals were reactivated before recalling each word reflected each participant’s tendency to group similar words (like “duck” and “goose”) together in their recall sequence.

 

Since the participants were instructed to say the words in the order they came to mind, the specific sequence of recalls a participant makes provides insights into how the words were organized in that participant’s memory.


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Synthetic Biology

From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic biology..."

 

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Forget Telepresence! Smellepresence Is Here At Last

Forget Telepresence! Smellepresence Is Here At Last | Biatec | Scoop.it

According to the news site RocketNews24, the Japanese company Chaku Perfume has "developed a new communication service in the way of an iPhone application and device called “Chat Perf,” which can send smells across cyber space. Amazing!"


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