Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we make drugs in factories and then inject and pop them when we need to – but what if our bodies could make those drugs in vivo at the first sign of disease?     Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s a hot summers day and you bite down on a plump,...

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This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By converting chemistry into a chemical programming language it opens up a huge range of new possibilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In June, the US government purchased the vast majority of world’s...

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Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Experimental Cancer vaccine moves to human trials after successful animal trials

Experimental Cancer vaccine moves to human trials after successful animal trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is a disease, and increasingly more of these types of “diseases” can be vaccinated against … and more breakthroughs will come.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year the global...

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New breathable insulin becomes a popular choice for diabetics in the US

New breathable insulin becomes a popular choice for diabetics in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we take medicine and vaccinations is changing, and the needle is in danger of becoming extinct …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I wrote an article about...

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Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today this tech is aimed at helping people with neurological conditions get their lives back, tomorrow it could help humans merge with AI and share hive minds …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there are no vaccines for Covid-19 and complete vaccines will take at least 12 to 18 months to materialise, so scientists are turning to alternative approaches.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19,...

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MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smartphones won’t be around forever, hopefully, and one company is trying to position augmented reality contact lenses and the next great leap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Spies want smart contact lenses, like this one that was...

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A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As sensors and flexible electronics start to combine it opens up new amazing possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Toronto have developed artificial skin that gives its wearer, whether they’re robots...

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Space Tango unveil their autonomous, robotic space based manufacturing platform

Space Tango unveil their autonomous, robotic space based manufacturing platform

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The benefits of manufacturing products in space are clear, but it’s still complex and expensive, this technology could help make space based manufacturing a commercial reality.   Over the past year or so I’ve been seeing more and more references made to not just space...

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FDA approves first spray on skin treatment for burns

FDA approves first spray on skin treatment for burns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Treating third degree burns today often involves skin grafts and more pain for the patient, spray on skin will put an end to that misery.   Over the past couple of years we’ve gotten increasingly good at 3D printing human skin and making artificial skin...

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Simple pixel hack cripples state of the art AI medical imaging systems

Simple pixel hack cripples state of the art AI medical imaging systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI becomes increasingly pervasive in healthcare companies need to be aware that a new simple attack on their AI imaging and diagnostic systems could cause untold chaos, and even result in deaths.   Recently we’ve seen how a duelling AI that adjusted a pixel or...

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Empatica’s smartwatch predicts Epileptic seizures

Empatica’s smartwatch predicts Epileptic seizures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Epileptic seizures are debilitating, but they can also be fatal, this latest breakthrough pre-warns people before they have them.   Embrace is a smartwatch of a different kind. It’s able to tell time, analyse sleep patterns, and, more crucially, it’s also able to tell if you’re about...

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IBM wants to combine AI and blockchain to transform healthcare

IBM wants to combine AI and blockchain to transform healthcare

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI and blockchain are two incredibly powerful technologies, but for different reasons, however, when they’re combined their significance, and impact, becomes even greater.   The combination of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) “could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and...

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Ultrasound on a smartphone, Butterfly Network release the iQ

Ultrasound on a smartphone, Butterfly Network release the iQ

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Healthcare in many countries is expensive and difficult to access, tools like these help democratise access to vital services helping people live longer, healthier lives.   Engineer Jonathan Rothberg became famous for creating the world’s first DNA sequencer on a chip called the Ion Torrent back in...

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FDA approves use of world’s first neuro controlled exoskeleton

FDA approves use of world’s first neuro controlled exoskeleton

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today millions of people in the world, for a variety of reasons, have trouble moving their bodies, but new brain controlled exoskeletons could help them regain their movement and rehabilitate them at the same time.   People familiar with the Terminator series from the 1980’s...

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The FDA just approved it’s first trackable smart pill, more to follow

The FDA just approved it’s first trackable smart pill, more to follow

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not everyone takes their medication but now companies and doctors can tell precisely when and if a patient has taken their prescribed meds, but it opens up a whole set of questions about ethics, privacy and security.   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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3D printing breakthrough lets hospitals and doctors print drugs on demand

3D printing breakthrough lets hospitals and doctors print drugs on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Medical supply chains are incredibly complex and highly regulated but now we’re on the cusp of 3D printing human organs and prosthetics on demand, and medicines are following suit.   Medicine gets a lot of attention, but normally it’s to do with drug development rather...

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The FDA begins “Humans on Chips” trials to replace animal testing

The FDA begins “Humans on Chips” trials to replace animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bit by bit animal testing is slowly being replaced by new more modern methods, the FDA’s new “Humans on Chips” collaboration will accelerate its demise and make drug testing cheaper, faster and safer.   A future without animal testing has taken a step closer this...

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