New Beer Created By Scientists That May Extend Your Life

 

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Beer drinkers might actually have something to celebrate about. Scientists at Rice University have created a beer that could extend your life.

They have named the beverage BioBeer, and the way it works is that it has three genes spliced into a specific brewer’s yeast that produces resveratrol, which is a chemical in red wine thought to protect against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions.

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Scientists Able To Erase Mice Memories

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Mice Can No Longer Remember Elephants Being Afraid Of Them

Remember those movies that show devices used to erase the mind? Well, now researchers may be one step closer to that process. Scientists have now been able to remove certain memories from mice.

“While memories are great teachers and obviously crucial for survival and adaptation, selectively removing incapacitating memories, such as traumatic war memories or an unwanted fear, could help many people live better lives,” says Dr. Joe Z. Tsien, brain scientist and co-director of the Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. “Our work reveals a molecular mechanism of how that can be done quickly and without doing damage to brain cells.”

Dr. Tsien and his team were able to remove new and old memories by over-expressing a protein critical to brain cell communication just as the memory was recalled.

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World’s Smallest Spy Camera

World’s Smallest Spy Camera 

Spy Camera With DVR

We don’t like buying the idea of swallowing tiny cameras down our gut. But when medical scientists come up with strangest of illness-detecting aids like the swallowable cameras, we stand but with no alternative. This tiny ping-pong-ball-like camera here is no med-gadget, and so we don’t intend the former; it’s a 128 MB Flash Memory spy cam. Hyped as the world’s smallest spy camera with a DVR, this is capable of seeing you secure through the gravest of security predicaments. The spy camera with DVR comes equipped with a rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery and USB connectors, it captures images at 30 FPS, supports an external Micro SD card, all this at 320×240 resolutions. The spy camera with DVR is available for retail at $359.99 while the sale price is $259.99, available at SpyVille.

 

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

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