So we’ve told you about the Human Micro-Biome here before.
That collection of microbes on & in us doesn’t just sit there, it affects us.
And so far it looks connected to at-least
stress, heart-disease, and obesity.
Well Scientists have done a few more experiments and it turns out, just like
the crazy-cat-lady-disease, the microbiome can also affect…
Why should the Red Bull and Monster guys get to have all the fun and profit?
The now-insolvent 50 Cent helped give you vitamins in your water. Red Bull gives you wings.
…So why not put a little more kick into the drink most Americans use for a boost anyway?…
First it was our old friend Vioxx that caused about 140,000 heart attacks in the early 2000s.
As a result, the FDA began warning people about the risk of heart attack and stroke with this class of meds as far back as 2005.
Still further, it seems biotech researchers suspected those risks for as-long-as 15 years; at least in high-dose cases.
Well Now: The FDA is putting its foot down still further and ramping up warnings on even garden variety…
VIDEO And as a great companion video to the Vsauce post, ASAPScience asks if we can improve not our Strength or Speed, but our Intelligence through genetic means, and what people are already doing about it.
The core of their idea is based on The Cognitive Genomics Project, Big Data & Gene Therapy…
VIDEO In this video, VSauce gets into the DNA-Techy meat of the most serious self-improvement question imaginable:
Forget the Deepak Chopra Aisle at the Barnes & Noble, -Can we make ourselves better or even Superhuman by using genetic alterations like in the game BioShock?
Well, the Michael Stevens-less host Jake Roper goes on with a little help from ASAPScience to ask those questions and find the supporting research on things like Speed, Strength and Smarts.
Typical Vsauce kookiness, and Worth a watch…
Awhile back, we told you about the amazing 3D-Printed bones designed by Dr. Susmita Bose.
Since then, there’s been another development that will add to the final consumer product, just like the 3D-Blueprinting side we saw from
the guys who put the motorcyclist back together.
–What Dr. Richard Oreffo’s team did was to research all different kinds of Materials, Composites, Plastics, Minerals and many different kinds of Shapes & Layouts. -And they arrived at something really interesting…
VIDEO So I guess the old guys kicking around back 1,000+ years ago weren’t so dumb after-all.
First Plato, Seneca, Pythagoras, DaVinci, Hasselhoff, and now a guy named Bald. -Who wrote something called a Leechbook. One of the earliest medical textbooks known.
I know, I know, whenever you hear about old remedies you think of alchemy, bloodletting, witches &
Monty-Python. -But not so fast…
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