The Hunt for Longevity

Eradicating ‘zombie cells’ could pave the way for medical breakthroughs/Sandia National Laboratories

Researchers have discovered a new way to fight ageing and age-related disease – going after senescent cells.

What if you could live to 85, 90 or even 100 with your mental faculties intact, able to live independently without debilitating conditions until the last year of your life? What if just one medical treatment could stave off a handful of terrifying ailments like heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s?

The idea of a pill for aging sounds like science fiction or fantasy. But the hunt is increasingly real. At the cutting edge of research, scientists and doctors are already deep into the quest for a drug that could transform the experience of aging. The goal isn’t a pharmaceutical fountain of youth, exactly; nobody is promising to stretch human lifespans indefinitely. Instead, they’re looking for a way to ensure healthier aging – a drug that could make it more likely people reach their eighth or ninth decade of life with fewer of the ailments that make old age painful and disabling for millions, and cripplingly expensive for the health care system.

The leading approach even has a name: senolytic drugs. The science is still far from proven; it may turn out that like many new ideas, these drugs never show up in American medicine cabinets at all. But the prospect of a drug for healthier aging has already attracted significant investment from well-known drug companies, and the first human studies of anti-aging drugs are getting underway. If the results pan out, the first drugs could be available in as little as a decade. Continue reading “The Hunt for Longevity”

Accelerating the Digital Education Revolution

“Learning Today is Limitless”
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in helping teachers and students across the globe find ways to deepen learning experiences. Digital content and applications are taking the place of textbooks, interactive white boards are replacing blackboards, and educators are using PCs and tablets to offer greater flexibility to students in where, when, and how they engage.

Learning is no longer limited to the physical confines of classrooms, and mobile devices are being used to engage students in new and compelling ways.

  • Provide Students Equal Access to Digital Learning Environments
  • Enable New Teaching Models
  • Align with School Policies and Comply with Regulations
  • Maximize Efficiencies in a Budget-Constrained Environment

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Microsoft System Center Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

As businesses move more toward cloud computing, one important factor for success is adopting multi-tenant software-defined networking (SDN) solutions in data centers. Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) is a key enabler for a multi-tenant SDN solution and is essential for implementing a hybrid cloud environment where tenants can bring not only their own IPs, but their entire network topology since the virtualized networks are abstracted from the underlying fabric network. Network virtualization in general and Hyper-V Network Virtualization in particular are relatively new concepts. Unlike server virtualization, which is a mature, widely-understood technology, network virtualization still lacks this kind of broad familiarity.

This brief book identifies some key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing to provide some deep technical background on the Microsoft SDN solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of HNV, how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used.

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IT Industry Outlook 2018

A scan of the 2018 horizon reveals a year that appears to be on the cusp of profound change. And yet, the closer a major leap forward seems, the more one is reminded of the last-mile challenges associated with next generation innovation. While there continues to be a sense of excitement for a future that is rapidly becoming reality, increasingly, questions and concerns are part of the mix as well. The trends unfolding will do so in an environment of higher expectations; namely, for business value, security, transparency, and equal access to opportunity. Against this backdrop, CompTIA explores the forces shaping the information technology industry, its workforce, and its business models in the year ahead.

Key Points:

  • The information technology (IT) sector is poised for another strong year, 5.0% growth projected.
  • An evolving tech labor market will continue to present challenges, as well as opportunities.
  • Balancing incrementalism and transformations.

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Will IGTV Swim or Sink

On the 20th of June 2018, Instagram launched a new and ambitious move to rival video streaming giant YouTube, but with a twist. Instagram was going to start a new wave of long-form vertical video format, which at first glance appeared to be a sensible evolution seeing most content are already consumed in mobile devices being held vertically. The name of this new platform was IGTV, short for Instagram Television.

IGTV was already the most celebrated kid on the tech block on the very first week of launch. It received a red carpet premiere, something Instagram has not done since 2013[1]. Their launch efforts also included having influencers and celebrities create and share their own videos[2]. Continue reading “Will IGTV Swim or Sink”