Human Intelligence Explained through Number of Genes in New Study

What impacts the level of human intelligence has always been a debatable topic for decades now. A new study conducted by almost 80,000 people and published by Nature Genetics, managed to identify the number of genes that are likely to be involved in influencing the level of intelligence level of a person. Intelligence’s dictionary definition is the capability to understand, learn, or deal with situations logically. Humans as well as animals display various forms of intelligence, generally critical for endurance. Human intelligence initially started as being “reactive” and then reached out to be “proactive”. After the initial challenge of survival was addressed, humans turned to employ their intelligence towards the development higher skills related to technology and arts.

Briefing the Experiment

The new study employed known as “g-factor” for measuring intelligence. The g-factor is considered one of the most unbiased methods used for scientific research at present. The researchers examined the scores of 78,000 people of Europe in order to look for genes and associated genetic factors that hypothetically influence the human intelligence. The genome-wide association study or the (GWAS) was carried out to assess links between SNPs and a particular trait. This specific enabled the scientists to identify almost 336 noteworthy SNPs.

What was the ultimate outcome of the study?

The scientists involved in the project revealed that the strongest genes were actually linked to intelligence and are also involved in the pathways that play a crucial part in the administration of the development of the nervous system. The most important SNP was discovered inside FOXO3, a form of gene that is involved in the process of insulin signaling and the strongest gene was CSE1L, the gene involved in cell proliferation and apoptosis.

Henceforth, this paper initially suggests that human intelligence relies on the molecular mechanisms that aid in the preservation and development of the human nervous system and intelligence can be explained through genetics.

Global Vertical Farming Market Driven by Mounting Need for Food

San Francisco, California, May 23, 2017: TMR Research announces a new report on the global vertical farming market. The historical growth patterns exhibited by the global vertical farming market are studied extensively in the report in order to gain a clear idea of the key factors affecting the market’s growth trajectory. The latest figures of the global vertical farming market are elaborated upon in great detail in the report, and reliable predictions are made regarding the market’s probable future development. The report is titled ‘Vertical Farming Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 – 2025.’

One of the key drivers for the global vertical farming market is the rising global population and the consequent scarcity of food. While the human population has risen at an alarming rate in the last few centuries, this has stretched the earth’s carrying capacity to its limits. As a result, unconventional ways of practicing agriculture are becoming popular across the world. Vertical farming has quickly become one of the most popular methods among these, as it presents significant benefits regarding costs and convenience. The rising scarcity of water and other agricultural commodities has also driven the demand from the global vertical farming market.

The rising awareness among urban users about environmental problems and their willingness to counteract them has led to the global vertical farming market gaining rising demand from urban centers. The demand for organic food is also high in urban centers, which has resulted in many urban consumers practicing organic agriculture in their residences. The availability of a highly controllable environment has also made it possible to considerably reduce the use of pesticides, which has attracted government interest due to the possibility of acquiring safer food. This is a vital driver for the global vertical farming market, as the vertical farming process is still highly expensive and requires steady government support for widespread adoption.

The increasing knowledge base about agriculture has also made it easier to grow crops in unconventional settings, as most conventional conditions can be replicated through the use of technology. The steady development of devices such as grow lights and controlled-environment agriculture has thus been crucial for the global vertical farming market.

Regionally, Asia Pacific is likely to remain the leading contributor to the global vertical farming market in the coming years. China and Japan have risen to prominence in the vertical farming market in the past few years and are likely to retain significant dominance in the market in the coming years due to the rapid urban development in these regions and the steady availability of government support and advanced technology for vertical farming. The steady regulatory support to environmental conservation in Europe is also likely to keep Europe a leading vertical farming market in the coming years.

The report also profiles the leading players in the global vertical farming market in order to shed light on the competitive dynamics of the market. Key companies examined in the study include Aerofarms, Sky Greens, Deere & Company, CNH Industrial NV, and Illumitex Inc.

Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Sales Upped as Wind Energy Demand Soars

San Francisco, California, May 23, 2017: The growing population and improving economic condition across various parts of the world have upped the demand for energy, and thus wind turbine rotor blade. As nations around the world grapple with concerns pertaining to economic stability, benefits offered by wind power are realized. This is one of the key stimulants of the global wind turbine rotor blade market. In a report, titled “Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 – 2025,” TMR Research evaluates diverse factors chalking the market’s growth trajectory. It covers growth drivers and challenges posing threat, substantiated using decisive data obtained from trusted industrial sources.

The dropping price of per kWh of wind energy has tipped scales in favor of the global wind turbine rotor blade market. Recent technological advancements, coupled with emphasis on repowering, also garnered much opportunities for the market. However, to capitalize on the same, manufacturers are required to address a few critical challenges such as high development cost and difficulties persisting in transportation.

Rotor blades are affixed to rotors and thus are critical to any wind turbine. Material used for producing rotor blades hold high significance as it help wind turbines get the preferred density, fatigue life features, and stiffness. In the forthcoming years, the market is slated to gain higher traction for carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) as these have shown great results in reducing weight and cost to an extent.

Companies operating in the global wind turbine rotor blade market are focusing on improving production capacities via strategic collaborations and regional expansion. These are likely to remain key trends adopted by the market players through the forecast period, thus giving considerable impetus to the overall market.

Regionally, Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America, Europe, and the Middle & Africa constitute the key market segments. Among these regions, Asia Pacific will offer the most lucrative opportunities, therefore contributing a major share in the revenue generated by the global wind turbine rotor blade market between 2017 and 2025. The rising demand for electricity in developing nations such as India and China, besides favorable government initiatives aimed at encouraging production of energy from renewable sources will aid the market’s expansion in Asia Pacific. In addition, the market is expected to report robust growth in Europe.

Growing Government Funding Facilitate Advancements in Medical Robots

San Francisco, California, May 23, 2017: Medical robots are being increasingly acknowledged for their unmatched promptness and extreme precision, which are requisites for various tasks in hospitals, especially surgeries. A report by TMR Research, titled “Medical Robots Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017–2025,” offers reliable insights into the competitive scenario of the market. It takes into consideration the historic and current dynamics of the global medical robots market to estimate future trends.

The increasing awareness regarding the numerous benefits of robot-assisted training in rehabilitation therapy is boosting the demand for medical robots. Constant advancements in the robotics technology coupled with the growing investments by governments of developed regions are stoking the growth of the market. Continuous research and development activities in the field of medical robotics are opening up new applications of robots in hospitals.
However, a raft of emerging ethical and legal issues related to robot-assisted surgeries is inhibiting the growth of the global medical robots market. The high cost of robotic systems is also restricting their widespread adoption. Nevertheless, the increasing efforts by manufacturers and regulatory agencies to address various patient safety concerns are providing a tremendous boost to the global market.

On the basis of geography, the report segments the market into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. North America will account for a substantial share in the revenue pie of the global medical robots market. The presence of robust healthcare infrastructure along with the higher acceptance of technologically advanced products for medical practices is propelling the growth of the region. Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit an impressive CAGR during the review period. The increasing adoption of medical robots can be attributed to the green flag shown by various regulatory bodies in Japan for the usage of robots in several medical practices. Besides this, the growing prevalence of cancer and the rising robotic-assisted procedures in hospitals in emerging countries such as India and China are also propelling the growth of the market in APAC.

The global medical robots market is highly competitive and fragmented in nature. The market features a handful of large players and a raft of fragmented small and medium- scale companies. The market participants are competing fiercely in terms of pricing and innovation. The market is likely to witness an increase in collaborations between stakeholders in emerging regions in the near future. Some of the key companies operating in the global medical robots market are Mazor Robotics Ltd., Intuitive Surgical Inc., Hocoma AG, Stryker Corporation, Omnicell Inc., Hansen Medical Inc., Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc., Accuray Incorporated, and Kirby Lester LLC.