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Comment: Gray (Score 1) 265 265

This phrase:" 'paradigm shift' to describe revolutionary changes in scientific fields" needs to be explained more carefully. Till what degree is a change considered a "paradigm shift"? What is considered a revolutionary change? Nowadays AIDS ain't cured but instead of dying in months you die in decades. Cancer is not cured in a general sense but a good amount of cancers, specially in early stages can be cured...These aren't absolute changes, or paradigm shifts but certainly more important than most issues that can come to your mind... For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Maybe (Score 1) 51 51

It sounds very promising but obtaining biodiversity profiles from flies guts is no easy tasks. When you collect samples from an enviorement to analyze which litle bugs and bacteria are there you end up with an estimation. The reason? You obtain the DNA from all of them and then proceed to break it into small chunks at discrete places and those are sequenced. Then a piece of software tries to guess how all that fits, and barely achieves it most times...Now ad to that, that the fly has already diggested those pieces DNA in quite radom places and amounts... The idea sounds good, the reality...? Maybe good enough for general specied mapping but not for species discovering. Maybe for "unknown origin chunks"... For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Flu, what flu? (Score 1) 316 316

It would be interesting to see which sectors encourage their sick workers to stay at home and which encourage then to still go to work. Of course, even more interesting would be to see the outcomes... For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Transparent enough (Score 1) 111 111

So how long before we meet the new firefly yeasts? hehe. By the way for hi-tech and research this will be very useful but for common usage we still have to see if the price rate really make it a reality. For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Sounds good (Score 1) 80 80

This is really good. As of now we can say that some useful transdifferentiation is on the way. Of course this woudnt be so easy in organs with a much complex structure, like the retina, but still a great step forward. We already know that some cells can migrate in the adult brain, like those renewed for smelling. It may only take time for 1+1=2! For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Ri$k (Score 1) 240 240

I undestand those that claim that these guys assume this risks for good amount of money like tose that work in the army. But this isnt such a neccesary risk. What about developing better hemets. They can bare breaking bones, but damaging your brain is something else. I cant belive that they cant develop less fashionable and lightweight protections and more hitech and less appealing head protections. For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Only on it... (Score 1) 1063 1063

..for the money. Lets face it the US is a system deviced for located accumulation of money and reelection. Industry can stuff americans wih a gazillion calories and will be fine, medicines and threatments prices can be prohibitive and will be fine, everybody will have a gun at hand for those nerve breakdown moments and itll be fine. It is what it is...health, life are second. For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: A work in progress (Score 1) 53 53

It certainly seems like at this point due to its low transcripting speed it is of limited usability . But as with most innovations the main creative step has been taken already. Moreover modifing the sidechains of amioacids or alterations alike in this molecular ensemble may lead to batch of discrete function protein builders which is much more interesting as it offers diversity wih respect to ribosomes. For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: A long time issue (Score 1) 82 82

Very interesting. Dont you think It always sounded weird when you were in class and the teacher claimed Energy is partially converted partially lost as heat. Certanly these thermocrystals should be kept an eye on. For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: What to think? (Score 1) 204 204

To my eyes genetically altered salmon doesn't pose a treat. I mean, it will change its hormone levels, maybe the taste or texture but certainly wont generate anything toxic. Any suspicious dna will be disintegrated in our digestive tract into nucleic acids. What is more intriguing or concerning is the Frankestein part. First animal, then sooner or later first mammal, probably the first pig must be around the corner, and I don't need to mention what is pretty related to pigs... Knowledge vs Use of knowledge. By the way, growing twice as fast wont mean suffer for the salmon? For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Very good. (Score 1) 83 83

This I a very well done job. It is not often that research takes the easy while correct path to explain something while using appropiate statistics and self-explaining representations. Those claiming that brains differ, well, yes, but I haven't seen too many thinking with their thalamus...In fact those little differences may be the most important. Do you remember when those ancient Mengeles removed brain parts to try to achieve "behavioural"improvements? Well think of using a correct map and an IgG-toxin instead of a butcher knife. Besides its "interesting" achievements this has real applications. You want to distinguish is someone has been positively reinserted into the society, well give him, or better said his brain, the chance to prove it. You are taking psicological help? lets check the progresses! For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

Comment: Farm farming (Score 1) 179 179

This is pretty serious. We usually need to take care to switch medicines as bacteria adapt to it through natural selection. Not even bacteria, but also viruses, you know like HIV. A good and big counterattack against this resistant *%$^%$ is medicine alternation. If you preselect the "adapted clones" already in the farm you are seriously exposed. I know, the factory stuff will be very carefull but it is always very difficult to avoid accidents... For funding, research and peer finding please refer to the non-profit Aging Portfolio.

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