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Pulse 16: Zika Virus and Implantable Chips for the Brain

Giulio Prisco Pulse Newsletter

Pulse 16: Zika Virus and Implantable Chips for the Brain

It appears that the Zika virus could be instrumental in fighting glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain cancer, and a research team in the UK recently received a grant to investigate further. This development, and the hypothetical possibility to use viruses found in nature as weapons against cancer, is totally fascinating. It seems odd that the incidence of cancer in the modern world seems to be higher than at the time of our grandfathers. Sensible explanations have been proposed, but sometimes I think that modern medicine could have eliminated viruses that used to fight cancer naturally in the past....

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Pulse 15: Cancer Biochemistry, Medical Cannabis, and More

Giulio Prisco Pulse Newsletter

Pulse 15: Cancer Biochemistry, Medical Cannabis, and More

There is no overall central theme in last week’s health and human enhancement press headlines, but many interesting advances scattered all over the field. Among intriguing visions of electronics printed on the skin (if the iPhone becomes a tattoo, I guess they’ll call it iSkin) and news of tiny magnetically-controlled medical robots that scan patients from inside, I found it especially interesting to read about one more confirmation of the positive medical effects of cannabis, this time to combat mental aging. When I was younger I used to think that cancer would be a thing of the past in the...

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Pulse 14: In Memory of Hal Finney

Giulio Prisco Pulse Newsletter

Pulse 14: In Memory of Hal Finney

Welcome to this new issue of Pulse, your weekly newsletter focused on human enhancement today and tomorrow, brought to you by Thrivous! Like every year, I recently posted to my friend Hal Finney’s Facebook wall: “Keep resting Hal, there's a lot of work for you when you'll wake up. And Happy Birthday!” Hal Finney, considered a hero in cryptography (two words: PGP and Bitcoin), human enhancement, and future studies circles, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2009. He died in 2014 and was cryopreserved by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Hal would be happy to see that ALS research...

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Pulse 13: From Hype to Hope

Giulio Prisco Pulse Newsletter

Pulse 13: From Hype to Hope

Welcome to this new issue of Pulse, your weekly newsletter focused on human enhancement today and tomorrow, brought to you by Thrivous! We all wish to see fast, spectacular advances in life extension and human enhancement, and can fall for over-hyped and sensationalized news headlines. But in the real world things happen slower than that. In Pulse news summaries, I usually insert a caveat saying that you shouldn’t expect a “magic” result in the lab to become available to you overnight. It usually takes years or more. Especially when it comes to matters related to health and survival, it’s important...

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Improve Your Focus and Mood with Rhodiola Rosea

Lincoln Cannon Nootropics Product Ingredient

Improve Your Focus and Mood with Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea is among the most well-studied and effective natural nootropics. It is a perennial flowering plant that grows on sea cliffs and mountains in cold regions of the world. Supplementation may provide notable decrease to fatigue, and notable improvement to focus and mood, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on humans: Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. In 2015, this study found that Rhodiola, "although less effective than sertraline, [Rhodiola] may possess a more favorable risk to benefit ratio for individuals with mild to moderate depression". Participants used 340 mg of 1.95% salidroside extract...

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