Biotech

Un nouvel outil permet de regarder à l’intérieur des cellules humaines grâce à un système d’intelligence artificielle

De plus en plus utilisée dans le milieu médical, l’intelligence artificielle permet désormais de modéliser en 3D des cellules humaines, afin de mieux comprendre leur fonctionnement. Alors que certains géants de la technologie ont bien compris l’intérêt d’investir dans les secteurs de la recherche scientifique et…

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A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next

The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If it works, he plans to try the same approach in people, and he might be one of the first volunteers. The stealth startup Rejuvenate Bio,…

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Could we one day slow, or even rewind, ageing?

  Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one’s thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial. Different versions of these myths appear on every continent – even Alexander the Great’s conquests are…

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Why having a good memory could mean you get bored of things faster

  Memory could be the key to how quickly we get tired of certain experiences, such as listening to music or eating certain foods. “People with larger working memory capacities actually encode information more deeply,” says Noelle Nelson, lead author of the study in the…

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Your smartphone could soon translate your thoughts into text

  Breakthrough A new system developed by a team of researchers from Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology can read people’s minds using brainwaves. To test the technology, participants in a study of the system were asked to say numbers out loud and used a robot…

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Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright

Elon Musk just detailed his ambitious plans for a new brain-computer interface platform. Superathlete Tom Brady revealed his “brain resiliency programme” to increase his athletic edge. Elite US military units are testing brain stimulation headsets to stimulate neuroplasticity and boost mental and physical performance. And…

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Energy from the sun, stored in a liquid – and released on demand

  Would you buy a smartphone that only worked when the sun was shining? Probably not. What it if was only half the cost of your current model: surely an upgrade would be tempting? No, thought not. The solar energy business has been trying to…

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Employees at this Swedish company can get a microchip inserted under their skin

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another « cyborg » is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter….

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We know sound soothes us. But what if it could kill a tumour?

  Sound has been used for centuries to soothe, treat and heal. An analgesic to some, a mood elevator to others, the use of sound to restore human health has ranged from ancient Tibetan singing bowls to bona fide “sound healers” who treat symptoms of…

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