Author: Ben Michaels

UltraCür Provides Highly Bioavailabe Curcumin Capsules

So why the interest in Curcumin?  Well Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and has been used in Asia for thousands of years for flavor and as a medicinal herb.  Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.  However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high at about 3%, by weight, and unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream.  Therefore, the curcumin in a supplement, ideally should read “standardized to 95%,” which means it has 95% curcumin in it.  Many ordinary curcumin products are...

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New hologram camera with quadrillion fractions of a second resolution

This won’t be in stores for a while yet if ever.  However, Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells with a femtosecond speed. The new technique allows one to reconstruct phase topography of a studied sample according to deformations that emerge in a laser pulse when it passes through the specimen. In comparison to electron microscopes, the device can visualize transparent biological structures without introducing contrast agents. The paper was published in Applied Physics Letters. Vital activity of living cells is a complex sequence of biochemical reactions and physical...

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Microsoft’s amazing high tech robotic AI mosquito trap

Talk about building a better proverbial mousetrap, Microsoft’s robotic mosquito trap can distinguish one insect species from another. Leveraging machine learning technology, the trap can be programmed to distinguish between different species of mosquitoes.  Ethan Jackson, a Microsoft researcher heads up Project Premonition, a research effort aimed at giving epidemiologists better tools for tracking disease outbreaks. While showing off how the high-tech trap works at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Boston, Jackson said that testing the traps last summer in Houston, Texas,  showed they could determine the species successfully 80 percent of the time just through infrared scanning....

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