Human Organ Regeneration through Gene Manipulation

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Over the past decade, major scientific leaps have been made in regenerative medical research. Until recently, only tiny portions of functional human organs have been cloned or grown in-vitro. In 2014, Researchers at Northwestern University announced the discovery of the gene zic-1 which seems to enable circulating stem cells to “regrow” the head of flatworm planarians after decapitation. There are several … Read moreHuman Organ Regeneration through Gene Manipulation

Astrocytes may play an important role in controlling hunger

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After a big meal, fat cells normally send a “stop eating” signal to the brain. A unique chemical called leptin is one of the hormones of the human body that helps relay that “stop eating” signal to neurons (brain cells). But a brand new study in mice indicates that your neurons are maybe not the … Read moreAstrocytes may play an important role in controlling hunger

Eugene The Chatbot Did not Pass the Turing Test

Over the past weekend many “credible” media outlets falsely reported that a “super computer” had convinced about a 30 percent of judges that it was a 13-year-old boy and hence passing the elusive Turing test. Over the past few days several experts quickly reported the findings as false. University of Reading sponsored an event. A computer … Read moreEugene The Chatbot Did not Pass the Turing Test