akshayB 8 days ago [-]
I hope the researchers some how finds a way to treat brain injuries, diseases or disorders, especially if this is something that can be achieved in few days.
booleandilemma 8 days ago [-]
3 week Neuron Bootcamp - start your career in the nervous system today!
himom 8 days ago [-]
Donating blood gives me anxiety now, or were blood cells transformed into neurons inducing nervousness? Hmm. ;)

Give life, donate blood etc.

ariehkovler 8 days ago [-]
I am upgrading to SmartBlood(tm) at the earliest opportunity.
jchook 8 days ago [-]
I wonder if this has applications in AI.

For example, folks like Jeff Hawkins are obsessed with ML techniques that mimic human neurons. This might give them a way to study and discover properties of neural networks.

gnulinux 8 days ago [-]
Will there ever be a HN thread not wondering about something's applications on AI?
mar77i 8 days ago [-]
That's the first step into tricking an ubiquitous lifeform, such as a fungus or bacterium into a computer. It comes as no particular surprise to me that teaching living cells to think would turn out easier than doing the same with rocks.
kieckerjan 8 days ago [-]
Great, soon we will have to take an IQ test before donating blood. :)
mar77i 8 days ago [-]
My blood is probably smarter than me. It provides me with everything and appears so self-sufficient as long as I keep it happy with nutrients and solvent.