Parkinson’s disease (related to the human brain cells) is one of the world’s most common long term degenerative ailments of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. This causes the patients to lose dopamine neurons that are responsible for the motor control center of the brain. According to the stats from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, there are more than 10 million people who suffer from it worldwide with more than 60,000 cases diagnosed in the US alone.
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Once, Justin Kao during his drive was listening to the National Public Radio and heard about the latest discovery of “sweet tooth gene”. Kao is fond of eating cookies and thought to pay $5 to know if he could have that. Later, he thought that there could be millions of people who would be willing to pay bucks for revealing the tidbits in their DNA. Justin Kao, the co-founder of Helix San Francisco based company that secured $100 million in the last summer in a quest to create the first app store for genetic information.
Read the Post The DNA App Store- Helix: Sequence Once, Query Often
Artificial Intelligence is changing the world and at an extremely fast speed. The challenge and promise are that the intelligent machines will be able to do every task with an exceedingly precise manner and at far cheaper rates. Read the Post Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Exceed Human Performance?
Some of the American researchers at the Rice University are working on a prototype of a chip named as FlatScope. The chip can be implanted in the human brain and could help in restoring sight and hearing. An advancement that would help those millions who are affected by any or both of such losses (visual or auditory losses).
Some scientists think that we already understand what consciousness is or that, it is just an illusion. On the other hand, many other scientists think that we have not grasped where the consciousness comes from- Quantum Physics.