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The Polypill: A Potential Global Solution to Cardiovascular Disease.

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Despite groundbreaking advances in health care, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, making it one of the most pressing global health issues to face the modern world.

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Paralympic Movement at "a crossroads" regarding technology admits leading ... - Insidethegames.biz

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Details emerge on 30 genetically modified babies born after experiments from ... - The Global Dispatch

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DailyTech - Iron Man? Nope, New Lifting Aid is Called the "Titan Arm"

DailyTech - Iron Man? Nope, New Lifting Aid is Called the "Titan Arm" | Enhancement technologies | Scoop.it
Exoskeleton arm can lift up to 50 lb, is controlled by handheld remote

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Most engineering senior design projects are an entertaining, but lack the wow factor of corporate inventions.  But every once in a while you'll come across a gem.

I. Titan Arm Looks to Smash Back Problems

Among the pleasant surprises from this semester was the "MEAM Team" from the University of Pennsylvania, who offered up their own take on an upper body exoskeleton.  The team was motivated by the very real problem of back disorders which affect 600,000 workers a year in the U.S. and cost the economy an estimated $50B USD.  Most of these back disorders come from overexertion during lifting.

That's where the "Titan Arm" comes in.  

The one-arm exoskeleton helps the user lift objects in a curl motion, sparing the user's elbow from wear and tear.

Composed of five structural members, four moveable joints, and an adjustable upper arm member, the exoskeleton is strapped on the back and onto the user's arm.  The shoulder has three degress of freedom, so the user's arm is able to move relatively naturally in three-dimensional space.  


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Viagra and other risky drugs are often the secret ingredients in 'natural' sex ... - ConsumerReports.org

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Viagra and other risky drugs are often the secret ingredients in 'natural' sex ...
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Think "natural" sex supplements are safer than prescription drugs like Cialis and Viagra?
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Top 10 Latest Anti Aging Technology & Research | American Anti ...

Top 10 Latest Anti Aging Technology & Research | American Anti ... | Enhancement technologies | Scoop.it
Although the fountain of youth hasn`t been discovered yet, scientists and researchers have come a long way in developing anti-aging technologies in the form of lasers, creams and serums. Here are some of the most ...
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Immersive Virtual Reality Technology - Experience More

Experience an airplane engine, a dinosaur, solar system, a helicopter, an oil rig, Nefertiti, a shark, a roller coaster and more in a multi-sided ...youtube.com
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The New Stimulus Package - Slate Magazine

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My brain drug of choice these days is Concerta, a long-acting form of the popular ADHD drug Ritalin. I've also taken Adderall in the past.
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The Best in Anti-Aging Technology!

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Two Genes (Piwi-like 1 and 2) From The Mexican Axolotl Provide Insights into Body Part Regeneration

Two Genes (Piwi-like 1 and 2) From The Mexican Axolotl Provide Insights into Body Part Regeneration | Enhancement technologies | Scoop.it

According to a team of researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, mechanisms learned from the early phase of limb regeneration in a lizard-like amphibian known as the Mexican axolotl – wound healing, cellular dedifferentiation and blastemal formation – will reveal therapeutic approaches for tissue regeneration in humans.

 

In two genetic studies, the Salk team has explored why the Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, can regenerate complex tissues such as entire limbs, while others including humans cannot.

 

“What our work suggests is that jumping genes would be an issue in any situation where you wanted to turn on regeneration,” says Prof Tony Hunter, director of the Salk Institute Cancer Center and senior author of both studies.

 

The scientists have found that two proteins, called piwi-like 1 (PL1) and piwi-like 2 (PL2), perform the job of quieting down jumping genes in this weird creature whose name means water monster and who can regenerate everything from parts of its brain to eyes, spinal cord, and tail. They say that in the axolotl, jumping genes have to be shackled or they might move around in the genomes of cells in the tissue destined to become a new limb, and disrupt the process of regeneration.


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Smart drugs: would you try them? (UK)

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Having seen the effect drugs like Modafinil have had on my friends, I'm steering clear...

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The Real Limitless Drug Isn’t Just for Lifehackers Anymore

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It took Peter Borden a while to come around to modafinil. He never takes prescription drugs. He doesn’t drink to excess. He’s into acupuncture and alternative medicine. But he was working two jobs—by day, he does quantitative analysis and project management for a venture-capital-backed B2B start-up; by night, he’s developing a proprietary high-­frequency trading system for a Wall Street start-up of his own—and what he needed was more time to work.

Modafinil’s moment.

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Designer Babies – Like It Or Not, Here They Come

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Long before Watson and Crick famously uncovered the structure of DNA in 1953, people envisioned with both horror and hope a day when babies could be custom designed — free of inherited disease, yet equipped with superior genes for good looks, intelligence,...

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10 Para-Athletes That Will Make You Redefine "Disabled" - Care2.com (blog)

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10 Para-Athletes That Will Make You Redefine "Disabled" Care2.com (blog) For those struggling to adapt to disabilities, there's limited information available on adaptive sports and the myriad of options that lie ahead of them, so many aren't aware...
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Pfizer Goes Direct With Online Viagra Sales To Men - NPR (blog)

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The ubiquitous blue-toned TV ads for Viagra look downright tame compared with Pfizer's latest gambit for the impotence remedy.
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Eyelash enhancement hazards - 7Online.com

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The Internet promotes even more exotic eyelash enhancements: weaving tiny glass beads onto ultra-thin wire and applying them with an adhesive to your eyelids.
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Genetic markers: The dilemmas of discovering destiny - Scotland on Sunday

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Scotland on Sunday Genetic markers: The dilemmas of discovering destiny Scotland on Sunday Some of the ethical dilemmas surrounding genetic testing first materialised in relation to Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder leading to...
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Heart-Pounding Virtual Reality Technology of VIRTSIM

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Technology behind Paralympic success — RT

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The 2012 London Paralympics was hailed as a great success, particularly for Russia, who finished second overall. RT looks into some of the technology, which allowed many disabled athletes to produce the performances of ...

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1 in 5 Boys Now Diagnosed With ADHD -- Are We Overdrugging Our Kids?

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The numbers of those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased remarkably over the past decade.
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Stem Cell & Anti Aging Technology behind Luminesce Skin Care with Dr. Nathan Newman

For limited time only, get FREE serum mini! go directly to http://www.facebook.com/JSuperfit or watch the instruction at http://www.youtube.com ...youtube.com
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New 3 Dimensional Tissue Matrices « EQALIX

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Plant-protein based nano-fiber scaffolds for Wound Healing

This technology facilitates creation of three-dimensional tissue scaffolds (TTS) that can either be seeded with specific cells with the intent to form a particular target tissue (for instance liver tissue, lung tissue or nerve tissue), or can be implanted without cell seeding into a target tissue: for instance, connective tissue defects that need to be filled (e.g. in lung diseases leading to the formation of large connective tissue defects,) or in other uses, where augmentation of target tissues are desired.


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Synthetic Success - The Secret Society of Provigil (Modafinil) Users

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Designing Life: Should Babies Be Genetically Engineered?

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Experts debate whether "designer babies" would mean a healthier society or lead to eugenics.


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