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Patent Analysis by “The Economist” Predicts Revolution in Biological Invention

Source- The Economist (Now and Then: The Process of Invention)  “Most inventions up until now have been based on physics or chemistry. Today’s understanding…


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Video: Biopolymer Helps Patient Crawl After Spinal Chord Injury

The patient was previously paralyzed from the waist down but is now able to walk with an aid Video Sources – Fox10 News by…


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Rat Brain Cerebral Cortex is Set Up Like…A Mini-Internet

“The cerebral cortex is like a mini-Internet,” said Larry Swanson, professor at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Source –  USC…


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Personalized Melanoma Vaccine Helps 3 Cancer Patients

“Our team is very encouraged by the quality of the immune response directed against the melanoma neoantigens in all three patients.” – Gerald Linette…


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17 Yr-Old Discovered Algorithms to Detect DNA Mutations

High Schooler Andrew Jin wins $150,000 in Intel’s Science Talent Search for machine learning algorithms that detect mutations in the human genome. Source –…


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Map of 2nd Genetic Code (Epigenome) Revealed For Over 100 Human Cell Types

The epigenome of molecular “switches” that can turn individual genes on or off has been mapped in more than 100 types of human cells Source – Scientific American…


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Meteorite Impact May Have Triggered Life on Earth

Did life on Earth emerge from the poisonous gases of a meteorite impact? Scientists created precursors to RNA, proteins and lipids in basic reactions Their…


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Tetanus Shot Boosts Brain Cancer Survival

Woman survived for 9 years after being given a 2-3 month prognosis and an experimental vaccine.  A common tetanus booster shot given to patients with…


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The Heart Thief

Simply log in and purchase ($2.99) to rent The Heart Thief for 30 days. An untold true-crime thriller set in Sydney Hospital in 1956. Two…


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Number 32

Simply log in and purchase ($2.99) to rent Number 32 for 30 days. Number 32 is a visual and poetic documentary that explores the internal…