Living machines seem like a plot for science fiction, but now is a groundbreaking invention! In this episode, we hear from Dr. Josh Bongard from University of Vermont, and Dr. Michael Levin from Tufts University, who invented the WORLD’s FIRST living machines termed Xenobots derived from African frog embryos. This was possible by artificial intelligence processing a million combinations into a few feasible conformations using an evolutionary algorithm. These cells-constructed living organisms can carry cargo, remove debris, and regenerate.
A telescope to look into life, before life
On the traces of our African past
Alzheimer’s Disease from the Inside Out
The buddy system behind puberty
A vaccine to stop the most invisible of all viruses
The Gambling Rules of Cell Behavior
A Fireside Chat with Ali Khademhosseini
A Fireside Chat with Anesthesiologist Emery Brown
Bullying in Academia
The shrinking scanner: MRI becomes portable
A machine learning-enabled shortcut to engineer human liver organoids
Cracking the code: the neural basis of computer code comprehension
A peek inside the liver: Reimagining diagnostics
A Fireside Chat with Paula Hammond
Giving birth from a lab-grown uterus: science fiction?
Can’t stop snacking? Time to find out why!
A Fireside Chat with Vicki Sato
That Vital Brain Fluid We Don’t Know Enough About
Stress-induced Gray Hairs
From Skin to Brain: A Parkinson’s Disease Patient Transplanted with His Own Cells
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