Artificial life is only months away, says biologist Craig Venter. “Artificial life will be created within four months, a controversial scientist has predicted. Craig Venter, who led a private project to sequence the human genome, told The Times that his team had cleared a critical hurdle to creating man-made organisms in a laboratory.”
"If biology is to morph into an engineering discipline, it is going to need similarly standardized parts, Knight said. So he and colleagues have started a collection of hundreds of interchangeable genetic components they call BioBricks, which students and others are already popping into cells like Lego pieces."
New view reveals how DNA fits into cell Map of 3-D structure of the entire human genome shows fractal folding is key.
Conventional Medicine “The most stunning statistic, however, is that the
total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is nearly 800,000 per year.
It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of
death and injury in the
The apparent success of a case in which German doctors cured a man of AIDS using a bone marrow transplant comes as no surprise to Gerhard Bauer, a UC Davis stem cell researcher. Bauer has been working for more than 10 years on a similar cure for AIDS based on replacing the devastated immune system of an HIV-infected patient with stem cells that have been engineered to resist human immunodeficiency syndrome.
ScienceDaily (Jan. 8, 2010) — About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, according to researchers in
ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2010) — Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter. They have measured the signatures of a symmetry showing the same attributes as the golden ratio famous from art and architecture.
Slime Mold Beats Humans at Perfecting Traffic Networks Since the best city planners around the world have not been able to end traffic jams, scientists are looking to a new group of experts: slime mold.
That's right, a species of gelatinous amoeba could help urban planners design better road systems to reduce traffic congestion, a new study found.
A team of researchers studied the slime mold species Physarum polycephalum and found that as it grows it connects itself to scattered food crumbs in a design that’s nearly identical to Tokyo’s rail system.
That is the startling implication of discoveries made the
last two summers on the Greek
(Homosaps.net note: questions remain regarding the dating of
these objects. Also, it is formally possible that the objects were carried to
History in the Remaking. A
temple complex in Turkey that predates even the pyramids is rewriting the story
of human evolution. The site isn't just old, it redefines old: the temple
was built 11,500 years ago—a staggering 7,000 years before the Great Pyramid,
and more than 6,000 years before
announced a new
router, the CRS-3, that it says is capable of delivering 322 terabits per
second…Those caveats aside, 322 Tbps is insanely fast. Just how fast? About a
million times faster than your typical cable modem (literally). Or, as Silicon
Valley Insider puts it, “fast enough to allow every man, woman, and child
WASHINGTON (AFP) A scan of brain activity can effectively read a person's mind, researchers said Thursday. British scientists from University College London found they could differentiate brain activity linked to different memories and thereby identify thought patterns by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Hen’s teeth revisited. Chickens don’t have teeth, they have beaks. But their ancestors did. “Thus, the cells of the chick pharyngeal arches, which have not made teeth for nearly 100 million years, still appear to have retained the genetic potential to respond to an appropriate inducer.” This is a powerful argument for evolution, showing that modern beak formation in chickens is the result of an evolutionary process, with the latent atavistic capacity of pre-avian tooth formation still present in a quiescent genetic program.
Major Revisions to Psychiatric Definitions Stir Debate. The revisions for the 5th edition are sparking debate among patients, psychiatrists and the public at large. In fact, the history of psychiatry is littered with controversial psychiatric disorders.
The debate whether Neanderthals and modern humans interbred goes on…
DNA signatures found in present-day Europeans and Asians, but not in Africans
Researchers have produced the first whole genome sequence of
the 3 billion letters in the Neanderthal genome, and the initial analysis
suggests that up to 2 percent of the DNA in the genome of present-day humans
Current treatments regard all cancer cells as alike, but the
Scientists have grown a liver in a laboratory, offering fresh hope to hundreds of thousands of patients with diseased and damaged organs.
Zecharia Sitchin says he's willing to stake everything he's written about alien astronauts on DNA tests that could be performed on the 4,500-year-old remains of a high-ranking Sumerian woman’s.
A salmon that grows at twice the normal rate is set to be the first genetically modified (GM) animal available for human consumption.
“The article is remarkable not just for its timeliness on the issue of mandatory vaccinations and public health policy, but also for its damning evidence that exposes the fraud and quackery of the vaccine industry (as well as the corruption at the CDC and WHO).”
Ed. Note: The relatively recently, significantly increased number of vaccinations and potential abuse of same in the U.S. is a critical topic which all Americans should become familiar with, especially those with children. Americans should acquaint themselves with comparisons of the components of vaccines manufactured in different countries and charges that U.S. vaccines are correlated with autism and other consequences. Political and financial motivations for mandatory vaccinations should be considered.
mosquito engineered. Scientists in the
researchers, from the
Quantum physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe it is possible to create a time machine which could affect the past without creating a "grandfather paradox".
Sneaky dogs take food quietly to avoid getting caught Like children with their hands in the cookie jar, dogs steal food quietly to make sure they don't get caught. The finding adds to evidence that dogs can work out what others are thinking.
Car fuel could be made from thin air. Car fuel could be created from thin air using an enzyme from a common soil bacterium, say scientists.
If Barack Obama were to marshal
Ed. Note: The perfect fuel source for a beer bar.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in
Editor’s comments: This is an important revolution in cosmology and perhaps a coming new paradigm for exploring the postulated multiverse We, as humans, should honor these scientists and share pride in this great achievement.
How to become immortal: Upload your mind. According to Ian Pearson, a British futurist, death will be a thing of the past by 2050. Pearson is one of many futurists, cybernetic experts and artificial intelligence researchers whose thoughts are converging on the same basic idea: Why not upload everything that's in the brain—everything that makes a person who they are—into a computer and then download it again into a new body? Doing such a thing would make the individual theoretically immortal.
Ed. Note: Laurie Anderson had it right: Let X=X…
Bruce Levine: The Rebel Yell Psychology masquerading as science is a tool used by governments to control populations. Now we have a new manufactured diagnosis: “oppositional defiant disorder” or ADHD, an “anti-authoritarian” disorder.