Global Technology – September 2011

Now let’s focus on this month’s most important advances in technology.  We’ll begin with five huge breakthroughs in medical research:

  • A drug to prevent Alzheimer’s disease before the end of this decade.
  • Brain cells that can be made directly from human skin, without stem cells.
  • A newly developed virus that is programmed to cure the HIV virus.
  • A new “bionic” leg that allows amputees to walk normally.
  • An artificial lung.

Each of these breakthroughs offers the potential to save l.....

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