An algorithm just learned how to design new proteins from scratch

An algorithm just learned how to design new proteins from scratch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Proteins make “life” work, and now that an AI can design them from scracth it opens the door to potentially billions of new proteins which could transform everything from materials to healthcare.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Implantable immunotherapy factory helps patients immune systems fight cancers longer

Implantable immunotherapy factory helps patients immune systems fight cancers longer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have an increasingly powerful set of tools in our arsenal to beat cancer, but it’s a very tough opponent.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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In a world first AI can now model the molecular machines that govern life itself

In a world first AI can now model the molecular machines that govern life itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your body is a very complex machine and if we are to cure disease or even “conquer death” then we need to know everything about it, and now AI is unlocking more of its inner workings.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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New cancer therapy completely destroys advanced tumours in trials

New cancer therapy completely destroys advanced tumours in trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is a scourge and one of the world’s biggest killers, and despite decades of trying “cures” are still fleeting, often painful, and not guaranteed to work. A new treatment might move the dial though …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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In a world first researchers created a digital cell that grows like the real thing

In a world first researchers created a digital cell that grows like the real thing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By digitising biology in this way it means one day we will be able to create and test new cures for all kinds of diseases at digital speed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Quantum sensor breakthrough reads brain activity from a distance

Quantum sensor breakthrough reads brain activity from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum sensors are so sensitive they can pick up the faintest brain activity, today this will help diagnose dementia faster, tomorrow it could read your mind from across the room.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Researchers have found a way to create universal donor organs

Researchers have found a way to create universal donor organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People can wait years for donor transplants and this will cut waiting times significantly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. While new emerging technologies such...

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Brain scans from a dying patient shows flash of memories in last moments of life

Brain scans from a dying patient shows flash of memories in last moments of life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Very little is known about death itself especially people’s last moments and this accident provides fascinating insights.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you...

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The WHO endorses the use of the world’s first Malaria vaccine

The WHO endorses the use of the world’s first Malaria vaccine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Malaria is the world’s biggest killer, and now there’s a malaria vaccine that will help reduce its death toll …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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A lab accident might have just solved the global anti-biotics crisis

A lab accident might have just solved the global anti-biotics crisis

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anti-biotic resistance is now a global threat of pandemic proportions according to the WHO but a lab mistake might have just found a solution …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New Reverse Vaccines train the immune system to stop attacking itself

New Reverse Vaccines train the immune system to stop attacking itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your body attacks all sorts of things it should like itself, or pollen, or blood clotting agents and so on, this new treatment stops it doing that and could change medicine.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Doctors sequenced a entire human genome in five hours with breakthrough new machine

Doctors sequenced a entire human genome in five hours with breakthrough new machine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to quickly and cheaply analyse patients DNA and genomes for disease will save lives and help doctors treat patients faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Sensors that detect Covid-19 in the air get major US military funding

Sensors that detect Covid-19 in the air get major US military funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’d like to know if there are any pathogens in the air around you then this is the tech for you.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Researchers new penny sized computer monitor bone health in real time

Researchers new penny sized computer monitor bone health in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people suffer from bone problems and this new computer could help track disease progression as well as help develop more effective personalised treatment plans.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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These tiny bio-electronic implants could treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

These tiny bio-electronic implants could treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people have rheumatoid arthritis and it’s a painful condition to have, but now new bioelectronic implants could eliminate most of that pain.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes people want to pass over to the next place but the law and technology doesn’t make it easy or painless for them, now there’s a literal suicide booth to help …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Amazing new cancer therapy stops cancer in its tracks and prevents it spreading

Amazing new cancer therapy stops cancer in its tracks and prevents it spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers have found a “switch” that stops cancer in its tracks and stops it spreading, and they also know how to turn it off. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Non invasive wearable tech monitors cholesterol levels through the skin

Non invasive wearable tech monitors cholesterol levels through the skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cholesterol can be a killer but detecting and measuring it is normally invasive and tricky, but soon your smart watch could measure it for you.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New experimental chewing gum slows down the spread of COVID-19

New experimental chewing gum slows down the spread of COVID-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies are coming up with all manner of ways to try and get life back to normal and one of the latest innovations is a new kind of chewing gum!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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This new nanochip re-programs human cells and tissue to cure disease

This new nanochip re-programs human cells and tissue to cure disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are some examples, such as internal injuries and heart attacks, where it would be great to be able to turn one kind of cell into another kind of cell on demand, now we can.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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