If you’re reading this, you’re probably a human. Your body is made up of 36 trillion little cells. Every single part of your body is made from a variant of a cell. From your teeth to eyeballs.
That’s a lot of cells. Not all of them look or behave the same. In fact, there are about 200 different types of cells that make up your body.
We can zoom into any 2 parts of your body, and find cells with very different structures and purposes. Let’s use your brain and femur bone as an example:
20,000 + Attended Elevate Tech Fest in Toronto This September
Last year in 2018 I was given a ticket to attend Canada’s largest tech festival, Elevate.
That uneasy, empty feeling that I had in my stomach every time I was pushed out of my comfort zone was a good one.
Way back, I’d think I was absolutely crazy to not like being in my comfort zone. BUT, Elevate 2018 happened.
I’m going to tell you a story.
A story about you.
And this story will, in turn, tell you about biomarkers. Ready to read?
The year is 2035. You walk into your local medical clinic and draw blood for a standard blood test.
What could that blood test possibly tell you?
It tells you that your blood pressure is a little high — and that you’ve got a Vitamin C deficiency. Expected. But this blood test doesn’t stop there — nuh-uh, the year is 2035.
I’ll tell you something that’s undeniably true. You’re gonna get old one day — and you’ll look different.
In fact, throughout your life, your appearance will change a lot.
You’d like to see yourself looking a bit different. Won’t blame you, I’d like that too.
The concept of a self-driving car has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.
For the longest time, this idea seemed crazy. Only the smartest minds in academia and the most powerful automotive corporations had access to the needed information to pursue this idea.
Turns out, that’s not exactly true.
It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I could build one myself, with only my laptop’s mediocre CPU.
If you thought of flying cars, genetically modified superhumans and cyborgs with computer controlled bionic limbs, you’re wrong.
Humanity is stepping into a future so far removed from what we’ve seen before, that knowledge, institutions and systems we’ve developed over our entire existence are threatened.
In such a rapidly changing future, there’s not much one can do to prepare — but Yuval Noah Harari has some crucial tips anyway.
If you don’t know of him — Yuval Noah Harari is an award-winning historian, philosopher, author and overall smart dude. …
Every year, Pathologists diagnose 14 million new patients with cancer around the world. That’s millions of people who’ll face years of uncertainty.
Pathologists have been performing cancer diagnoses and prognoses for decades. Most pathologists have a 96–98% success rate for diagnosing cancer. They’re pretty good at that part.
The problem comes in the next part. According to the Oslo University Hospital, the accuracy of prognoses is only 60% for pathologists. A prognosis is the part of a biopsy that comes after cancer has been diagnosed, it is predicting the development of the disease.
It’s time for the next step to…
Stem Cell enthusiast and dev. 16 year old Activator @The Knowledge Society.