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Potential diabetes breakthrough | KurzweilAI

Potential diabetes breakthrough | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have discovered a hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, a metabolic illness afflicting an estimated 26 million Americans.

The researchers believe that the hormone might also have a role in treating type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.

 

 

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A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain: Scientific American

A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain: Scientific American | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Building a vast digital simulation of the brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers.

 

Reductionist biology—examining individual brain parts, neural circuits and molecules—has brought us a long way, but it alone cannot explain the workings of the human brain, an information processor within our skull that is perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the universe. We must construct as well as reduce and build as well as dissect. To do that, we need a new paradigm

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