The switch activates the regeneration of myelin.January 13, 2020Curing disorders such as multiple sclerosis could one day be as simple as turning on a molecular switch thanks to new research by Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Her work finds that by genetically switching off a receptor activated by blood proteins, named Protease Activated Receptor 1 (PAR1), the body switches on regeneration of myelin.
The discovery may lead to a better understanding of the disease.March 14, 2020Researchers have found a possible link between Parkinson’s disease and a gene impacted by a neurotoxin found in blue-green algae that may increase our understanding of the disease. The discovery was made by scientist Dr. Jacob Gratten of the University of Queensland and scientist and molecular bioscience geneticist, Professor Peter Visscher.
The & 34;survival of the fittest& 34; is no myth.March 18, 2020You will have most likely heard the phrase & 34;survival of the fittest& 34; come up in conversation over the years. You also probably know that Charles Darwin is the person who shed light on the matter as part of his theory of evolution.
The culture of eating exotic mammals in parts of southern China meant it was just a matter of time.March 18, 2020The probability of a SARS-like virus re-emerging in China was just a matter of time according to researchers in 2007. These experts are based in Hong Kong, where the 2003 SARS outbreak hit, and noted that the presence of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats in southern China was a & 34;time bomb& 34;.
It& 39;s now believed that the coronavirus stemmed from natural evolution, and not laboratory-engineering.March 18, 2020There has been some controversy over where the origin of COVID-19 stemmed from. Beliefs that it was a natural evolution were wide-spread, however, there were some that believed that it may have come from a laboratory of some other type of engineering.
The coronavirus may have you thinking about your mortality. At the end of the day, humans only have one life on this planet. Even more so, we are pretty fragile, prone to disease, destructive, and a bit stubborn. Since the beginning of time, humans have longed for “eternal life,& 34; - the ability to extend one’s life and youth far beyond its current limits.
The Ultimate Memory Mastery Bundle will help you supercharge your memory.March 17, 2020A strong memory is crucial for a good life and success. What if you could have a super memory? Work would be easier, and friendships too since you would never forget an anniversary or a shared event.Now you can work on improving your memory right from the comfort of your home.
The story behind the famous HeLa cells — the first immortal cell line.March 23, 2020HeLa cells, Henrietta Lacks1, 2The story of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells is of both great scientific and historical importance. A 2010 novel and a 2017 film starring Oprah Winfrey both tell the story of Henrietta Lacks from the perspective of writer Rebecca Skloot.
From the 12th century through the 16th century, Europe suffered through bouts of the Dancing Plague, where people danced until they died.March 19, 2020Right now, the world is undergoing a coronavirus pandemic, killing thousands. However, it is far from the only one. The winner for the weirdest outbreak to strike mankind has got to be the Dancing Plague.
The Stanford University researchers reprogram cells to use synthetic materials to carry out these functions.March 20, 2020Worker cellsElla Maru Studio and Yoon Seak Kim/Jia Lui, Deisseroth/Bao Laboratories, Stanford UniversityA team of Stanford University researchers has developed a method that is able to reprogram cells to use synthetic materials, provided by the researchers, to create artificial structures that can carry out functions inside the body.
Trials done on rats found that the subjects could accept transplants for a little under a year, an equivalent of 30 human years.March 21, 2020Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have developed tiny particles that can trick the body into accepting transplanted tissue as its own. The particles were inspired by a tactic cancer cells use to evade the immune system.
The research will assist in understanding how and why certain people live to such an old age without suffering from major chronic illnesses.March 26, 2020If you reach the age of 110 or older, you& 39;re called a supercentenarian and you& 39;re known for having remarkable health. There are only 28 recorded supercentenarians alive in the world today, so when scientists managed to reprogram the cells of a 114-year-old woman for the first time ever, there was cause to celebrate.
Silicon computing power now meets brain research and prosthetics.March 23, 2020Researchers from Stanford University in the U.S. have created a novel device that links the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. This method allows more data to be recorded in a more non-intrusive manner than other current devices.
Aging is a process that happens to all of us, but it happens faster to some than to others. Did you know that different internal organs age differently, or that aging doesn& 39;t happen continuously, but in phases?Here are 9 studies that have recently shed new light on the process of aging, potentially leading to new ways of tackling age-related diseases worldwide.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in November 2019, numbers of coronavirus infections have surged worldwide, leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially announce that the outbreak is a pandemic.After alarms were first raised in China, thousands were put into quarantine in the country.
Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the Japanese art of spending time in the forest.March 26, 2020Spending time in forests is not a novel idea. Man has always spent time taking in the glory of trees - their shadows, their majestic silence, their immense presence. Beyond the metaphorical tree bathing, is the emerging practice of forest bathing.
New research has found that sick bats practice and receive less grooming.March 29, 2020With COVID-19 spreading around the world, social distancing has become key, and it turns out we are not the only species to do it. New research from the University of Texas reveals that vampire bats also partake in the practice, as reported by Massive Science.
The practice could be used to treat memory-related disorders such as PTSD and drug addiction.March 28, 2020Ah, Memories! They can be some of our best assets or our most painful tormentors. Good memories give us a sensation of warmth and hope for better times, but bad memories can cause serious trauma.
Scientists use the test to study DNA that tumors release to identify patients with cancer even before they show symptoms.April 01, 2020A new blood test that& 39;s been developed by scientists used samples from 4,000 people and could detect over 50 types of cancers, sometimes even before symptoms arise.
The research indicates that sewage can serve as an early warning system for the virus.March 31, 2020Microbiologists at research institute KWR revealed on Monday that they found RNA gene fragments of the COVID-19 virus in incoming sewage water at the Dutch WWTP. The fragments were discovered before any coronavirus cases were reported indicating the sewage water can serve as an early warning system.
As people continue to destroy natural habitats, some disease-stricken animals inevitably end up nearer humans.April 08, 2020As more and more natural habitats are transformed into agricultural land, the chances of viruses jumping from animals to humans — as COVID-19 is suspected to have started — is more likely, as per a Stanford University study.