A virus wiped out anti-biotic resistant bacteria in an immunocompromised patient

A virus wiped out anti-biotic resistant bacteria in an immunocompromised patient

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anti-Biotic resistance is a growing problem, and researchers and governments are increasingly desparate for solutions – this could be one.   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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These smart electric chopsticks change the flavour of your food on demand

These smart electric chopsticks change the flavour of your food on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand these could help people eat healthier by changing the flavour of food to make it taste nicer, on the other they could have applications in the metaverse …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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A new DNA tool is speeding up vaccine development by a million fold

A new DNA tool is speeding up vaccine development by a million fold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In short? The faster we can create vaccines for diseases the fewer people that have to suffer or die from those diseases. Enough said?   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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Genetically engineered gut bacteria produce Parkinson’s drugs in vivo for patients

Genetically engineered gut bacteria produce Parkinson’s drugs in vivo for patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if pharmacies and doctors weren’t in a remote building somewhere but in your body instead?   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. New research presented...

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In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers and AI’s will likely be biological and organic, and this breakthrough could play a role in the future of computing in a very weird way.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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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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One gram of DNA now capable of storing over 500Pb of data thanks to synthetic DNA breakthrough

One gram of DNA now capable of storing over 500Pb of data thanks to synthetic DNA breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rate of information growth is now so vast that in a century the planet could end up being just one giant datacenter, so we need new ways to store huge volumes of data cheaply and easily.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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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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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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Sci-fi like gadget lets blind people see using infra red and loose the cane

Sci-fi like gadget lets blind people see using infra red and loose the cane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies, new sensors, and new things help people with disabilities do new things in new ways …   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. Virtual...

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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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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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In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality can be used by healthcare professionals to help them create empathy and explain the impact of surgical procedures on others.   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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