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Five Regions of the Future
Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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AZD05030 Restores Memory and Synapse Loss in Alzheimer Mice

AZD05030 Restores Memory and Synapse Loss in Alzheimer Mice | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
New research from Yale University reveals that the experimental cancer drug AZD05030 blocks damage triggered during the formation of amyloid-beta plaques, restoring synaptic connections and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's.

Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were
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Another Big Deal!  JB

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Stem Cells Help Restore a Man’s Vision

Stem Cells Help Restore a Man’s Vision | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Taylor Binns began slowly going blind because of complications with his contact lenses. However, an innovative treatment using stem cells has allowed him to regain his sight.
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The trend is building as more successful uses of stem cells appear.--JB

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Honey, we could have a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A study at at Sweden's Lund University have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in the honey stomach of bees and passed onto fresh ho...
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What a deal. And it has been waiting for us to find it. A perfect Nature Tech example.  JB

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Porcupine quills inspire new medical innovations

Porcupine quills inspire new medical innovations | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
The quills of the North American porcupine may be the inspiration for new types of hypodermic needles and surgical adhesives.
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