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From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy option and big pharma easy money.<p>But 20 years on, the problems have not gone away. In fact, mental illness is much more pervasive, with …

Magic Mushrooms

Scientists have developed a tiny robot prototype to that could help fight disease in the future

A new study released today in the journal Nature Communications details just how scientists are hoping to transform modern medicine with very tiny robots.<p>Selman Sakar from EPFL and Hen-Wei Huang from ETHZ have worked together to create prototypes of nanosized robots that could actually enter human …

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients

A ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients.<p>The team from Sichuan University’s West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests in August, the scientific journal Nature …

Genetics

Oxford study shows how tiny bacteria ‘wind farms’ could power electronics

A team of scientists from Oxford University used a virtual prototype to demonstrate how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power source.<p>The study, published in the journal Science Advances, showed that the chaotic swarming effect of …

Synchronicity, Myth, and the New World Order

/ Dec 11, 2012<p>Looking out upon the horrid ruin we seem to have made of the planet, in spite of the kind hearts and good intentions of the vast …