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Medication Mechanization: Microchip Sensors in Abilify to Increase Medication Compliance

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A “chip in a pill” could be making its way to our pharmacies. The microchip in Abilify will monitor “the exact time a tablet dissolves in the stomach.”

Michael Cornwall via Mad in America:

I felt a chill go through my body when I read that the FDA has agreed to review for possible approval in early 2016 a new form of the drug Abilify that contains a microchip sensor capable of sending a message that indicates the exact time a tablet dissolves in the stomach. The message is recorded by a skin patch – along with data such as the person’s body angle and activity patterns – and, according to a press release from Proteus Digital Health, the developer of the device, “this information is recorded and relayed to patients on a mobile phone or other Bluetooth-enabled device, and only with their consent, to their physician and/or their caregivers.”

The Japanese drug giant Otsuka teamed up with Proteus Digital Health in 2012 to create this potentially profitable new “chip in a pill” just as its patent on Abilify – at $6.9 billion the #1 most profitable drug in the U.S.

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Microchips, They Tend to Get Under Your Skin.

mark-of-the-beast1The UK’s Guardian newspaper has unveiled a piece of new technology and given it a glowing review. Disinfonaughts are likely to consider the kit in question to be slightly old news.

An embeddable chip that has the potential to rid you of keys and instantly unlock your phone is now available on Indiegogo

Keys have been a necessary evil for the last century or so, but what if you could unlock your house, your phone or you computer with just your hand? That is what the xNT will enable using near field communication (NFC).

Produced by biohacking and NFC-firm Dangerous Things, the xNT is the world’s first NFC-compliant radio frequency identity tag that can be implanted inside your body.

Measuring 2 x 12mm the NFC tag is encased in a biologically resistant glass capsule and is looking for $8,000 in funding on Indiegogo to start mass production, with pledges of $99 and up winning you your very own xNT pre-loaded into an injection tube ready for implantation.

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DisinfoCast: 61: Jesse Ventura “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans”


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Former Minnesota governor, one-time pro wrestler, Navy Special Operations veteran and actor Jesse Ventura joins the podcast to talk about his new book “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government”. The drug wars, Nazis, fluoride, 9/11, the possible one world government of the future and much more is discussed along the way.

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Scientists Invent Self-Healing Computer Chips That Repair Themselves

Great, the evil supercomputers in our future now will be able to immediately heal themselves if you attempt to damage their circuits, Phys.org reports:

Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from low battery power to total transistor failure. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a team of engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), for the first time ever, has developed just such self-healing integrated chips.

In perhaps the most dramatic of their experiments, the team destroyed various parts of their chips by zapping them multiple times with a high-power laser, and then observed as the chips automatically developed a work-around in less than a second.

By showing that the self-healing capability works well in such an advanced system, the researchers hope to show that the self-healing approach can be extended to virtually any other electronic system.

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The Pharmacy On A Chip Implant

Source: MicroChips

Source: MicroChips

Coming soon, whether we like it or not! The Financial Times reports:

A wirelessly controlled implant, which delivers precise drug doses into the patient’s body, has had a successful first clinical trial, bringing the possibility of the “pharmacy on a chip” that could transform drug delivery closer.

Researchers used the microchip device to give seven women with osteoporosis daily doses of a bone-strengthening hormone that was normally injected. The results were announced at the start of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting on Thursday.

The device could transform drug delivery and help usher in a new era of telemedicine – delivering healthcare over a distance – said Robert Langer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where the project started 15 years ago.

“You could literally have a pharmacy on a chip,” he said. “You can do remote control delivery, you can do pulsatile drug delivery, and you can deliver multiple drugs.”

The trial was organised by MicroChips, the MIT spin-out company developing the technology, and carried out in Denmark where there is special expertise in hormone treatment of osteoporosis…

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Australian Man Installs Microchip In Hand, For Keyless Living

lead_Joe-wooller-420x0An Australian man finds that many of life’s daily hassles are reduced by installing a RFID chip in your right hand. Perhaps this is how the rest of us will be convinced to do it. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Fed up with carrying his keys around, Joe Wooller, 28, decided it was time for an implant. This year, the father of two from Perth had a microchip, which uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, implanted in his right hand.

His passive RFID chip does not require batteries, can last for many years and communicates with receivers attached to doors, for instance, via a magnetic field. “The goal was really just to get rid of keys and to try to minimize the amount of clutter one would have in their pockets,” he said.

Since the surgery in June, performed while he was still awake and posted on his website, Mr Wooller has endeavored to uncover as many ways to use the chip as possible.

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Spanish Researchers To Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes

embryos with barcodesThe ostensible reason is to avoid confusion during in vitro fertilization procedures. But just wait until they come up with a reason why all embryos need to be tagged. Fox News reports:

In futuristic movies like “Aliens 2” and “12 Monkeys,” prisoners are bar coded for easy identification. But today’s reality is even wilder: Scientists have proposed bar-coding embryos.

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain have just finished testing a method for imprinting microscopic bar codes on mouse embryos — a procedure they plan to test soon on humans. The venture is meant to avoid mismatches during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer procedures. But privacy experts and children’s rights advocates were instantly concerned by the concept of “direct labeling” of embryos, calling for transparency in the process.

“An embryo is a human life, so we have to move forward with this very, very cautiously,” Pam Dixon, executive director for the World Privacy Forum, told FoxNews.com.

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Georgia To Ban Implanting Microchips In People Against Their Will

Georgia’s state legislature has passed Bill SB235, which now awaits the governor’s signature, following some, er, colorful testimony, including a women claiming her coworkers torment her via a microchip in her rectum. Is this bill insane, or prescient of a scary future? From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Three states have instituted bans, and others have considered the legislation. In Virginia, a bill supporter declared microchips to be the “666″ mark of the beast referred to in the Book of Revelation.

[Former] Gov. Roy Barnes argues, if someone holds him down to insert a microchip in his head, “it should be more than a damned misdemeanor.”

A hefty woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County: “I’m also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip.”

She spoke of the “right to work without being tortured by co-workers who are activating these microchips by using their cell phones and other electronic devices.”

She continued.

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Georgia Senate Passes Bill Opposing Involuntary Microchips

By Sasha S. Horne on the 12.160.org blog:

ATLANTA: A bill that prohibits microchips from being involuntarily implanted in humans overwhelmingly passed the State Senate today.

The Senate bill that passed today would outlaw placing microchips under a persons skin without their consent. The bill would outlaw placing sensors, transmitters or other micro devices under a persons skin without their consent. It is sponsored by Republican State Senator Chip Pearson.

“This is simply to try to get ahead and protect under our state constitution our rights as people first,” Pearson said. “We implant cattle and dogs, and that’s fine. I just don’t think implanting someone against their will is something that should be allowed.”

Pearson said he is not aware of any microchips being involuntary implanted in people right now, so Democratic Senator Ronald Ramsey questioned the need for the bill.

“This body is being asked to pass a law on a subject that has no real or received threat at this time,” said Ramsey.

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