Friday, August 03, 2007


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If you were a schoolchild circa 1963 you may remember when the "scientist" from Bell Labs visited your school to demonstrate modern wonders of technology, incluindg talking over a laser beam. A telephone was hooked into the PA system, with a laser beam of about 5 feet between the phone and PA. As the science dude spoke to the students, he would chop thru the laser with his hand, cutting the sound whenever his hand interrupted the beam. It took about plus or minus 27 years for the tchology to serve mankind: I wonder how long it will take for these new discoveries to do the same?

The evidence is continuing to mount that electric fields seem to interfere with the division of cancer cells: Treating Cancer with Electric Fields

In the latest issue of the journal Science, there is a report about a novel type of self-assembling polymers that might prove important in medicine: Scientists Train Nano-'Building Blocks' to Self Assemble.

Scientists from the RIKEN Research Institute and Kyoto University in Japan are reporting that when they stimulated a specific biochemical pathway they achieved retinal regeneration in a rat model:

It is a discovery that may ultimately lead to new therapies for retinal diseases including the degenerative disease called retinitis pigmentosa.

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