Archive for the ‘innovation’ category: Page 132

Apr 19, 2018

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

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The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century.


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Apr 19, 2018

Bolt Threads Debuts New ‘Leather’ Made From Mushroom Roots

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The materials innovation startup known for its synthetic spider sillk is rolling out a second bio-material, a leather made from mycelium that can be grown in a small space with a much lower environmental impact than raising cattle.

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Apr 18, 2018

A Stunning Gene-Therapy Breakthrough in the Fight Against Beta Thalassemia, a Devastating Blood Disease

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Jerome Groopman discusses the results of a trial described in the New England Journal of Medicine, in which twenty-two patients with beta thalassemia, a common and devastating blood disorder, were treated with gene therapy.

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Apr 16, 2018

Why immuno-therapy is leaving markets abuzz across the world

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The biotechnology sector’s fastest-growing segment, immuno-oncology, has become the hottest buzzword for investment in Asia.

The field, that uses the body’s own immune system to help fight cancer, has seen two mega acquisitions in the United States in recent months.

And Hong Kong stock exchange is now tuning into its strong future, with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) already agreeing to revamp listing rules that will fast track applications by firms linked with the sector to help more innovative drugs and medical devices developers go public as soon as early this summer, and raise much-needed development cash.

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Apr 13, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Illuminations Media — Ira Pastor

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Apr 10, 2018

Why nuclear fusion is gaining steam – again

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As fusion becomes more technically viable, it’s time to assess whether it’s worth the money because breakthroughs in the lab don’t guarantee success in the marketplace.

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Apr 8, 2018

Are we on the brink of a stem cell revolution?

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I t has now been decades since stem cell technology emerged as the next great breakthrough in modern medicine, with the bold potential for one day curing everything from heart disease to cancer. Today, that optimism doesn’t appear to have diminished.

It’s easy to recall the excitement. In the late 1990s, when stem cell research was still relatively unexplored but gathering pace, the hope surrounding future uses for such treatments appeared near limitless. Once greater advances had been made, it was often argued, doctors could one day inject patients with cells that have the ability to transform into any other type of cell, making it possible to grow whole new organs. In theory, any damaged area…

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Apr 7, 2018

How merit-based insurance can change clinics

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Welcome to Oxford longevity related conference, free of charge.

Munjal Shah, CEO & Co-founder of Health IQ, discusses lowering premiums for better behavior.

Innovation series by Steven Loeb March 23, 2018 Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/4b46

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Mar 28, 2018

Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We need the arts to stimulate debate over the impact of technological breakthroughs on society.

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Mar 23, 2018

New innovations in cell-free biotechnology

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A Northwestern University-led team has developed a new way to manufacture proteins outside of a cell that could have important implications in therapeutics and biomaterials.

The advance could make possible decentralized manufacturing and distribution processes for that might, in the future, promote better access to costly drugs all over the world.

The team set out to improve the quality of manufactured proteins in vitro, or outside a cell, and found success across a number of fronts.

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