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In nano on February 18, 2007 at 11:46 pm

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In Utero Chemical Genetics to Prevent Birth Defects

In Health on February 18, 2007 at 4:02 am

In a study published in the Feb. 11 advance online edition of Nature, scientists have demonstrated in mice that it may be possible to correct birth defects such as a cleft palate by injecting rapamycin into the mother to restore the functions of a protein called GSK-3 beta, which play a role in the development of cleft palates and sternum defects. This is the first demonstration that chemical genetics, a technique in which small molecules are used to modify gene expression or protein activity, can reach a fetus when administered to a pregnant animal.

“This is a really important baby step that opens the door to the development of fetal therapies,” said pediatric craniofacial surgeon Michael Longaker, MD.

“There are tremendous implications to the idea of preventing conditions in unborn patients rather than trying to treat them after birth.”
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U.N.: Hunger Kills 18,000 Kids Each Day

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2007 at 3:59 am

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Kodak Patents Edible RFID Tag

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2007 at 3:54 am

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A source document for Collective Intelligence

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2007 at 3:50 am

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Climate reengineering

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2007 at 3:48 am

The new age of climate re-engineering and the $25 million bounty from Richard Branson is discussed at open the future. It is noted that the re-engineering efforts would have the best chance of succeeding if we adjust technology and behavior to stop making the problems worse.

Gregory Benford’s proposal for climate re-engineering is discussed at future pundit The Benford proposal possesses the advantages of being both one of the simplest planet-cooling technologies so far suggested and being initially testable in a local context. He suggests suspension of tiny, harmless particles (sized at one-third of a micron) at about 80,000 feet up in the stratosphere. These particles could be composed of diatomaceous earth.

Benford says treating the Arctic would cost only $100 million per year. You could do the whole planet for a couple of billion.
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Nanotube, heal thyself

In nano on February 18, 2007 at 3:33 am

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