Become Who You Are: The World's First Legally Recognized Cyborg May Be Onto Something

Bodies are imperfect. Every combination of flesh, nerves, bones and blood has its particularities and limitations, some of which restrict the experience of its owner more severely than others. For issues that threaten our safety and survival, technology offers a helping hand. Glasses improve vision. Crutches, wheelchairs and prosthetics help with movement. For those with abnormal heart rhythms, there are pacemakers.  But what about the less dire limitations, for example, those that affect your aesthetic perception? How would your life be different if you couldn't see color, if the range of your vision was limited to various degrees of black and white? Getting dressed, chopping vegetables, flipping through TV channels and magazine pages -- many banal yet stimulating sensual experiences would be drained of their vigor, swapped out for ashen simulacrums. Routine activities like obeying traffic signals and road signs would become strenuous, potentially dangerous. Colorblindness is often regarded more as a quirky personality trait than a serious affliction, though for some, the ascetic diet for the eyes saps daily life of its juice. Facing such a condition, would you turn to technology's helping hand? Would you ever, say, consider becoming a cyborg? It sounds radical at first, although, in actuality, most of us are already micro-modifying our bodies fairly frequently, every day, from the moment we wake up. A cup of coffee, perhaps an Advil, moisturizer, makeup, vita...
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Authors: Finley JR, Wixted JT, Roediger HL Abstract Recent research in the eyewitness identification literature has investigated whether simultaneous or sequential lineups yield better discriminability. In standard eyewitness identification experiments, subjects view a mock-crime video and then are tested only once, requiring large samples for adequate power. However, there is no reason why theories of simultaneous versus sequential lineup performance cannot be tested using more traditional recognition memory tasks. In two experiments, subjects studied DRM (Deese-Roediger-McDermott) word lists (e.g., bed, rest, tir...
Source: Memory and Cognition - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Mem Cognit Source Type: research
Contributor : Ramiro JoverSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensIn the present study, we aimed to define the role of VDR in the overall lipid metabolism by transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses of human hepatocytes upon VDR activation by vitamin D (VitD)In this dataset we include the expression data obtained from HepG2 cells transfected with an insertless adenoviral vector or with an adenovirus encoding human VDR. Cells expressing VDR were treated with VitD or vehicle.
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Conclusions. High levels of preexisting MDR bacteria in allografts did not increase early PTP and mortality rates in LTRs. Despite the small and highly selective study population, lung allografts with MDR bacteria may be safely transplanted with appropriate posttransplant antibiotic therapy.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
Background. Data on the prevention of fractures after heart transplant (HTx) are controversial in the literature. Understanding the effects of HTx on bone may guide appropriate treatments in this high-risk population. Methods. Seventy adult HTx patients were followed for 12 months. Clinical and laboratory parameters, bone mineral density, microarchitecture, and vertebral fractures were assessed at baseline (after intensive care unit discharge) and at 6 and 12 months. Patients received recommendations regarding calcium intake and vitamin D supplementation after HTx. Results. At baseline, 27% of patients had osteopor...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0OB00411A, PaperDmitriy Shurpik, Yulia Aleksandrova, Pavel Zelenikhin, Evgenia Subakaeva, Peter Cragg, Ivan Stoikov Novel water-soluble, deca-substituted pillar[5]arenes containing thiosulfate and thiacarboxylate fragments were synthesized and characterized. UV-vis, 2D 1H-1H NOESY and DOSY NMR spectroscopy revealed the ability of pillar[5]arenes containing thiasulfate fragments to... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Optimal intraoperative anticoagulation strategy for patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) undergoing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) that necessitates deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) remains controversial. Cangrelor is an intravenous direct-acting P2Y12 platelet receptor antagonist that achieves therapeutic effect and eliminates rapidly. Its antiplatelet activity is unaffected by stagnation of blood, nor is it influenced by patient's age, renal status or hepatic function.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (1325) Source Type: research
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