New Technologies April 2019

single gene insertion - Adeno-associated viruses

    Several articles related to
    New Technologies
    published in March & April 2019 (73aH*)





  • Adeno-associated viruses make blind ganglion cells sensitive to light

    Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) loaded with a gene for a protein sensible to green light make blind ganglion cells sensitive to light in mice. One month later blind mice navigate around obstacles like mice without vision problems.



    A wired prosthetic hand allows fingers’ move

    A prosthetic hand wired into a woman’s nerves with titanium implants allows her to move its fingers with her mind. She was able to tie shoelaces and even type on a laptop computer.



    Nanoparticles act like night vision devices

    Nanoparticles injected in eyeballs act like miniature night vision devices. They are proteins which adhere to both rod and cone photoreceptor cells in the eye. Light detecting cells respond to near-infrared wavelengths. In mice it works brilliantly. Applied to humans, it could help for instance astronomers.



    A fully viable genome created by computer

    A fully viable genome of a living organism containing 4000 genes has been created by computer with the only 680 crucial genes for the survival of the species. A corresponding organism does not yet exist. Researchers chemically synthetised the genome from scratch as a chromosome.



    Artificial cells wrapped in membranes

    Artificial cells have been wrapped in lipid membranes containing two proteins which use light energy like in photosynthesis process. The cells were able to produce energy, potentially leading to the creation of artificial independent cells, sustained on their own.



    New “quantum material” that detects neurotransmitters’ activity

    A new “quantum material” has been developed that detects the activity of some neurotransmitters. It could one day transfer information directly from human brain to a computer.



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    (73aH*) : August 6th is the anniversary of the atomic bomb explosion on Hiroshima in 1945.
    This date represents the entrance of Humanity into the age of Revelation (Apocalypsis).
    Thus, since August 6, 2018, we are in 73 aH, (meanning 73 after Hiroshima).
    It is also an “atheist” and universal calendar to replace the existing “monotheist”, religious and non universal calendars.