At TEDMED, Craig Venter "made a convincing argument" that studying the genes from the aquatic microbes he found during his time at sea could led to new medications, says Wired Science. As all those microbe fight each other off with various chemicals, Venter estimates that 10,000 antibiotics could be discovered in the ocean. Scripps' Eric Topol demonstrated the use of different wireless medical devices, including the Corventis PiiX that monitored his vital signs, which were then projected onto the overhead screen. Also, Wired says that Harvard's David Sinclair presented "solid evidence" that, in mice, resveratrol provides the same affects as a low-calorie diet, but without the diet.
Nov 05, 2009