Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by: Jhoanna Robinson Tags: calcium, glucose, immune response, immune system, T-cells, viral infections (Natural News) Researchers at New York University School of Medicine, in a study that was published in the online journal Immunity, found that a calcium signal manages the immune cells’ ability to use the nutrients that are needed to boost their reproduction into a cellular army so as to drive away invading viruses. The study findings focus on the wide-scale immune counterattack made by T cells (T lymphocytes) in response to viral infection. When this type of white blood cell is activated by an invader, it multiplies into an army of clones that are designed specifically to attack that invader. According to the study, the ability of T cells to use energy from blood sugar (glucose) to reproduce is dependent on how calcium flows into cells, researchers say. When they receive the right signal – the recognition of virus particles – T … [Read more...] about Proof proper nutrition is essential to good health: Scientists explore how the immune system uses calcium to fight viral infections
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@synbiobeta concluded it’s #sbbsf17 annual meeting on synthetic biology Oct 5, 2017. The progress companies are making in harnessing biology as a platform for manufacturing and problem solving is world changing. Locations of Synbio Companies What is Synthetic Biology? Synthetic biology is a term that is used to describe the convergence of biotechnology and engineering. The dramatic cost decreases in our ability to read and write DNA (sequence and synthesize), combined with increasing capabilities in automation and informatics has catalyzed a new sub-industry within biotechnology. Synthetic biology utilizes high-throughput combinatorial approaches to quickly evolve living systems to make new drugs, foods, and chemicals, to mention a few. It is the culmination of nearly 50 years of biotechnology discovery and refinement, The new products created by biological systems are poised to tackle many of the world’s greatest problems While the core activities of synthetic … [Read more...] about Synbiobeta: The Future is Now
Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future. NOV. 16, 2018 The Tech And Design Issue From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother’s Life. And It May Yet Save Mine. The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler On Instagram, Seeing Between the (Gender) Lines May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The ‘Geno-Economists’ Say DNA Can Predict Our Chances of Success Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally? Climate Change and the Savage Human Future Jokes From the Future Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with … [Read more...] about From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity?
By TOM CLYNES NOV. 14, 2018 Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. The Tech And Design Issue 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville May A.I. Help You? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. By TOM CLYNESNOV. 14, 2018 Anchoring a row of family photos in Joseph Tector’s office is a framed, autographed picture of Baby Fae, the California newborn who made headlines in 1984 when she received a baboon’s heart to replace her own malfunctioning organ. It’s inscribed “To Joe” by Leonard L. Bailey, the surgeon who turned to the monkey heart as the only option to keep his patient alive. Bailey snapped the picture about five days after the … [Read more...] about 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?