What’s new – January

What’s new – January

Hi, there! 💚

How’s your week so far? Yesil team here giving you some updates and brief reviews that have been bundled in this January’s newsletter. We want to update you about our product and company, summarize our news choices, and suggest you some must-watch movies of the month.

Let’s have a read 🚀
 

What You’ll Find Inside This Newsletter?

   Yesil Actual | Yesil Health has arrived!  🚀
   Scientific Development | Xenobot
   Scientist | Canan Dağdeviren
   Yesil Suggests | Ted Talk, Documentary, Movie of the Month
 
Yesil Actual

About Yesil Health

The launch of Yesil Health has arrived last month!  🚀

If you haven’t downloaded yet, it’s available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.🥳

What is included in the Yesil Health app?

💜 Holistic health management

📃 Health analysis by scientifically based questionnaires.

🥼 Connect a health coach and manage your health together

⚡ Health promotion with weekly challenges

🤖 AI-based symptom checker (soon)

📍 Personalized roadmap (soon)

🗃️ Medical history (soon)

Healthier people and healthier world 🌍🍎

Scientific Development

Xenobot
(Biological robot that can reproduce)

   In 2019, a research team used microsurgery to construct a new organism made from frog heart and skin cells. A new organism was created, one that moved forward thanks to the contraction and relaxation of heart muscle cells and interacted with its surroundings through the use of skin cells.  Xenobot 1.0 was the name given to this creature. It obtains its cells from a frog called Xenopus leavis (African clawed frog).

 

 

   In 2019, a research team used microsurgery to construct a new organism made from frog heart and skin cells. A new organism was created, one that moved forward thanks to the contraction and relaxation of heart muscle cells and interacted with its surroundings through the use of skin cells.  Xenobot 1.0 was the name given to this creature. It obtains its cells from a frog called Xenopus leavis (African clawed frog).

 

   Afterward, the research team worked for the cells to form an organism on their own, since there is no human-made cell assembly in nature. The team used stem cells from frog eggs in March 2021. Some cells separated from other stem cells had turned into a completely different organism instead of a frog body. At this stage of the study, the cells, which were brought together in body forms never seen in nature, started to work as a whole, taking power from embryonic energy stores. And it got the name Xenobot 2.0.

   But organisms consisting of nearly 3000 cells could not reproduce. After this point, the team, which received help from artificial intelligence and robotics, designed a new organism model with the supercomputer without touching the genes. The result was an organism with a Pac-man-like shape. Again with microsurgery, the team put this organism to the real-life test and achieved surprising results. Xenobot 3.0 is able to capture individual frog cells left in water and build their own clumps of cells.

Scientist

Canan Dağdeviren

Canan Dağdeviren

In this article, I would like to talk about a scientist whom I admire greatly, whose works and articles I follow regularly, and about her recent studies. This is our scientist Canan Dağdeviren.

 

Who?

Canan Dağdeviren was born on May 4, 1985 in Istanbul. She completed her primary and secondary education in Kocaeli. She graduated from Hacettepe University Physics Engineering Department in 2007. She completed his master’s degree in Sabancı University Materials Science and Engineering program in 2009. In the same year, she won a Fulbright scholarship and started her doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering at UIUC, and during this period, she worked on flexible and foldable electronic devices that can be glued on the skin or wearable.

She received his PhD in December 2014. Working in the field of medical technology, she developed a battery-free wearable heart chip and a device that diagnoses skin cancer. She was also listed on Forbes’s Under 30 Scientist list. She is the first Turkish scientist elected to the Young Academy membership of Harvard University. As of September 18, 2019, she is a member of Kadir Has University Board of Trustees.

In addition to her inventions that diagnose pacemaker and skin cancer, another work of our teacher Canan Dağdeviren is a brain needle that will make life easier for Parkinson’s patients. This needle, which allows the drugs used in the fight against Parkinson’s to be injected directly into the brain, will help to treat patients’ coordination disorders.

Of course, does our teacher Canan stand empty? Never. She is currently working on “electronic bra” with her teammates. This bra, which will be used for early diagnosis in breast cancer, is aimed at long-term personal treatment.

Many more scientists who are abroad, such as our teacher Canan, are doing good works. She is doing her best to be useful to humanity. We wish that we young people, just like our scientists, will undertake good works and write our name in the history of science with golden letters.

References

  1. https://www.twinscience.com/tr/2020/02/14/basimiza-icat-cikartan-kadin-dr-canan-dagdeviren/
  2. https://conformabledecoders.media.mit.edu/people/canand.html

 

“AI doesn’t have to be evil to destroy humanity – if AI has a goal and humanity just happens to come in the way, it will destroy humanity as a matter of course without even thinking about it, no hard feelings.”

Elon Musk

Yesil suggest
Ted Talk

Jeff Dean, the leader of Google-AI, talks about what can be done with artificial intelligence, starting with the definition of artificial intelligence, and in which areas mistakes are made. Finally, he concludes his speech by talking about the principles of Google AI. After the speech, the questions posed to Dean by TED chair Chris Anderson are also quite striking, and the answers are thought-provoking.

Documentary

Directed by Alex Proyas, the 2004 production “I, Robot” takes place in 2035, when robots have become an indispensable part of human life. Will Smith stars in the sci-fi movie.

Movie

A documentary series about the “great functioning of the human body”.

It’s the end of this month’s newsletter. Your friends may also want to read, so let’s share and see you next month! 💚🚀

Editors

Hatice Polat
Hatice Polat
Mehmet Akif Kaya
Mehmet Akif Kaya
Ayça Nur Demir
Ayça Nur Demir
Irmak Çağlayanel
Irmak Çağlayanel
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