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Growing Threat of Biohacking or DNA Malware with development of DNA based Biocomputers and memories

Recently biocomputers are  becoming feasible due to advancements in nanobiotechnology and Synthetic Biology. Biocomputers use systems of biologically derived molecules—such as DNA and proteins—to perform computational calculations. It is expected that the most significant advantage of the DNA chip will be parallel processing.   Scientists are also using  DNA for …

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Mind Warfare tools including implantable neural devices and Optogenetics that can enhance and control Soldier’s vision, hearing and behaviour

Implanted neural devices are already employed to alleviate symptoms like the intrusive tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease. When drugs no longer work, FDA-approved electrodes can provide relief through Deep Brain Stimulation. These implanted devices can also be used to affect human behaviour. Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified …

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Scientists develop new technologies for Blast Pressure Sensors and protection from traumatic brain injury

Some 1 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries annually. Concussion can cause inner ear damage that can cause dizziness, anxiety, depression, moodiness, balance problems and irritability, said Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, the physical therapist for the Fort Drum Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic. The three different forms of TBI—severe, moderate, and mild—all manifest …

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Predicting, eliminating and mitigating the impact of increasing disease outbreaks due to pandemics such as dengue and zika are national security priorities

From Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the most recently, the rapid spread of Zika has shown that even with all advances in modern medicine we are still not completely safe from pandemics. These  epidemic of infectious diseases  can spread quickly through human populations across a large region several continents, …

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DARPA’s Safe Gene editing program developing tools to prevent Global Bioterrorism and Biowarfare threat

Gene editing technologies have captured increasing attention from healthcare professionals, policymakers, and community leaders in recent years for their potential to selectively disable cancerous cells in the body, control populations of disease-spreading mosquitos, and defend native flora and fauna against invasive species, among other uses. The potential national security applications …

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Nanomedicine entering mainstream to treat Cancer, HIV and Chem-Bio weapon threats.

Nanomedicine is a branch of medicine that applies the knowledge and tools of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease. Nanomedicines typically encapsulate therapeutic and/or imaging compounds in submicrometer-sized carrier materials. Nanomedicine involves the use of nanoscale materials, such as biocompatible nanoparticles and nanorobots, for diagnosis, delivery, sensing or …

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Neural Implant restores visual perception by sending camera feed into Blind people’s brain

Around 39 million people in the world are thought to be completely blind and according to the World Health Organization, 90% of visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries. Blindness can be caused by lots of different illnesses and injuries  includingt diabetes, macular degeneration, severe eye injuries, cornea …

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Nanoparticles or Nanocapsules can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system to most cells and tissues safely and efficiently

Within only a few years, research labs worldwide have adopted a new technology referred to as “CRISPR,”that facilitates making specific changes in the DNA of humans, other animals, and plants. Compared to previous techniques for modifying DNA, this new approach is much faster and easier. CRISPR allows removing a single (defective) …

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Rapid global expansion of Life Sciences, Biotech and health care industry is creating new risks

In general, biotechnology is the utilization of biological procedures for industrial and other purposes, specifically, the genetic management and the manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotic drugs, hormones, and medical devices.   The life sciences and healthcare industry as the name suggests is an amalgamation of industries like …

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Highly energy efficient Biological Supercomputers being achieved by Bio Breakthroughs

Electronic computers are extremely powerful at performing a high number of operations sequentially at very high speeds. However, they struggle with combinatorial tasks that can be solved faster if many operations are performed in parallel for example in cryptography and mathematical optimisation, which require the computer to test a large …

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