Big Picture Science for Monday 03 August 2015 – The Fix is In

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Big Picture Science – The Fix is In

The satellite jellyfish has remarkable approach to self-repair.  If it loses a member, it rearranges its remaining body regions to once again become radially symmetric.  Humans can’t bestow that, but a new approach that combines biology through nanotechnology could give our immune systems a boost.  Would you drink a cup of nanobots if they could give a lift you fight cancer?
Also, materials information gets into self-healing with a modern concrete that fixes its own cracks. 
Plus, why even the most adaptive systems be possible to be stretched to their limit.  New exploration suggests that the oceans will take a millennium to win back from climate change. 
•   Lea Goentoro – Professor of biology, California Institute of Technology
•   Michael Abrams – Biologist, California Institute of Technology
•   Sarah Moffitt – Paleo-oceanographer, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
•   Mark Miodownik – Materials scientist, superintendent of the Institute of Making, University College, London.  Author of “Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape our Man-Made World”
•   Shawn Douglas  – Computer scientist, co-operator professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

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