Tag Archives: biotechnology

Duke Researchers Send Touch Sensations into the Brain

More advances in mind-machine interfaces this week.   MIguel Nicolelis (a pioneer in neural interfaces) and colleagues announced that they were able to send touch sensory data into the brains of monkeys. So the tally is now: Vision:  In and … Continue reading

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30,000 Human Genomes to be Sequenced in 2011 – Exponential Growth

MIT Technology Review on the incredible rise in number of genomes sequenced per year: Exponential: The number of human beings whose entire DNA sequence is known has increased dramatically. This year, the world’s DNA-sequencing machines are expected to churn out … Continue reading

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Anti-Ghrelin Vaccine to Fight Obesity

Ghrelin is a hormone that helps regulate body weight and metabolism.  Higher ghrelin levels lead us to expend less energy and to eat more in an attempt to conserve resources.   Now a group in Portugal has shown that it’s … Continue reading

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Key Trends of the Next 25 Years

Michell Zappa has a fascinating infographic attempting to lay out timelines for future technologies over the next 25 years. It’s an impressive job of collecting data and laying it out in a way that someone can explore. It’s worth playing … Continue reading

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