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Butterflies show origin of species as an evolutionary process

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The evolution of new species might not be as hard as it seems, even when diverging populations remain in contact and continue to produce offspring.

Space’s Microgravity Accelerates Biological Aging of Some Cells

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists Say microgravity accelerates cardiovascular disease and the biological aging of endothelial cells, the cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels.

How nanotechnology can advance regenerative medicine

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotechnology may provide new strategies for regenerative medicine, including better tools to improve or restore damaged tissues.

3D Printed Mini Human Liver Survives 40 Days and Works Like the Real Thing

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2013 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The company’s previous millimetre sized liver only managed five days.

A Bio Patch that Can Regrow Bone

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano sized particle that delivers bone producing instructions directly into cells.

Can Marine Life Survive More Acid Oceans?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.

Biodiversity offsetting plans too simplistic, MPs warn

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity offsetting plans outlined by the government must be strengthened if they are to "properly protect Britain's wildlife"

Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability, Penn Biologists Find

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 06:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may fare better in rapidly changing environments.

Is a constructive conservation the last chance for biodiversity?

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A pragmatic approach to saving what can be saved.

The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Deforestation at this scale is having a tremendous ecological impact, on both species and climate.

Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade.

New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America by using molecular markers, researchers claim.

A genetically engineered weight-loss implant

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
In response to excessive blood-fat levels, it produces a messenger substance that signals satiety (fullness) to the body.

Aging cells share features with cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Chemical modifications of DNA look similar in aging and cancerous cells.

Caffeine energy drinks 'intensify heart contractions'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

The timing of protein consumption with training sessions does not enhance muscle growth

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein timing is a popular dietary strategy designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise.

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico has continued to generate intense excitement among geneticists and biotech experts.

G8 'will develop dementia cure or treatment by 2025'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2013 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.

Progress in Efforts to Develop Lab Grown Lungs: Functional Cells

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2013 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Since the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists have managed to use the stem cells like seeds to grow a range of tissues and rudimentary organs.

Genomic Studies Sift Centenarian DNA For Genes Protecting Against Age Related Diseases

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2013 02:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Though diet and exercise influence health and longevity, they’re only part of the story.

Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Results of a study supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cell for meniscal regeneration and the control of knee pain.

DNA Studies Topple the Ladder of Complexity

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists saw signs of increasing complexity in evolution, but new DNA studies are ruining that idea. Amoebas have big genomes; evolution stumbles forward like a drunk.

Ninety-five per cent of world's fish hide in mesopelagic zone

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.

Great white shark's epic ocean trek

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

Researchers discover fish with a previously unknown type of eye

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The glasshead barreleye is one of only two vertebrates known to have reflector eyes.

Humans Can Detect One Trillion Different Odors

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
It used to be thought that human noses could only detect around 10,000. A new study suggests that number is much higher

Damning study blames BP oil spill for heart defects in fish

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2014 03:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists find evidence of Deepwater Horizon's potentially lethal effect on commercial fish species.

Can science stop sharks attacking humans?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Sharks have patrolled the oceans for at least 400 million years and evolved into a huge range of remarkable species.

Getting To The Root Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Working with human neurons, researchers have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson’s disease.

Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Sharks are often seen as "living fossils," examples of evolutionary excellence that have not altered their design significantly since they came into existence.

Apes Can Do Basic Math Using Symbols

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:31 AM
by AlexMuller
It has been long thought that one of the characteristics that makes humans unique is our ability to learn and manipulate symbols for communication.

Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Per Cent

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're very effective at stopping poachers.

Human skin grown in lab 'can replace animal testing'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2014 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.

Polar Bears Are Not Alone: Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Worldwide

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change's impact on biodiversity will be severe in other regions of the world, not just in the popularly cited polar ice caps.

3D printing reveals the power of shark skin

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have used a 3D-printed model of shark skin to show how tooth-like scales help the predators to cruise efficiently.

Is conserving biodiversity the key to good mental health?

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Our ability to experience nature could have the capacity to improve our well-being and consequently mental health.

Brains evolved multiple times and converged on similar designs

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2014 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
New findings suggest that brains and nervous systems originated multiple times from scratch.

Added drug allows rapamycin to slow aging without risking diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2014 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests a fix for serious side effects of rapamycin, a drug that appears to mimic the ability of dietary restriction to slow the aging process.

Walking on Two legs Helped Humans Develop Complex Brain, Researchers Say

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say that learning to stand upright might have had helped humans develop a more complex brain than other primates.

Seeing sound: visual cortex processes auditory information too

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears when viewing the world.

Coral reefs are better at coping with rising sea temperatures than we thought

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
It was found that certain types of coral are able to adapt to tolerate higher sea temperatures by changing the genes they express.

Disappearance of species at the end of the ice age 12,000 years ago, caused by humans

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The proportion of large mammal species that died out was closely related to the global expansion of humans.

The brain may be able to repair itself from within, Duke researchers discover

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Duke researchers have found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons.

New study finds environmental damage globally may cost more than U.S. GDP

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
“Nature is a large and important part of the real economy which adds to human well-being.”

NASA Test Bed for Growing Earth Life on Mars to be developed

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A device for studying the survival of terrestrial life forms on the surface of Mars.

Look Out, Great White Sharks May be Making a Comeback

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Great white sharks are among the largest, most widespread predators in the ocean.

UN: The world's forests are fundamental to human well-being

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A senior UN official has described the world's forests as "fundamental" to human well-being and survival.

Modeling how neurons work together to perform movements: not as random as we thought

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Could help design prosthetic limbs controlled via electrodes implanted in the brain.

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
"Immediate protection" is required for the waters of the Pitcairn Islands, home to one of the world's most valuable collections of marine species.

Warming threat to emperor penguins

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50% in the past 40 years.

The memory of fish can lasts for days, not seconds

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
African Cichlid fish have a memory span of up to twelve days, a new study has shown.

What you eat may affect your body's internal biological clock

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology.

Oxygen fluctuations may have stalled life on Earth for a billion years

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2014 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Swings in oxygen levels may be behind a mysterious billion-year hiatus in evolution.

One Third Of Borneo's Rainforest Has Been Cut Down

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bad news for orangutans.

New gene discovered that stops spread of deadly cancer:

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists identify gene that fights metastasis of a common lung cancer.

Human Longevity Inc will try to defeat all of the diseases of aging to make 100 the new 60

Posted in Business on 21st Jul, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The new company doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

How to prevent diseases of aging

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2014 04:52 AM
by AlexMuller
By 2050, the number of people over the age of 80 will triple globally, which could come at great cost to individuals and economies.

Biologist warn of early stages of a sixth mass extinction event

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2014 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity may be reaching a tipping point:

Human Longevity Company hires Google Chief Data Scientist to help enable life extension

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Venter's team will sequence tens of thousands of genomes every year.

'See-through' bodies technique developed

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A way to turn an entire body transparent has been developed by scientists studying rodents.

Some Bees Are Busier Than Others

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
About 20% of the bees in a beehive account for 50% of the foraging activity. However, the slacker bees step up if the hard working ones are removed.

Against the biological clock:

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A gameplan to end age related diseases.

Breakthroughs made in ovarian cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Ovarian cancer is currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose early due to the lack of symptoms that are unique to the illness.

New analysis links the height of trees to the climate

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Our study talks about the kind of constraints that could limit maximum tree height, and how those constraints and maximum height vary with climate.

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Toronto researchers offers, for the first time, a neurological reason for the phenomenon.

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have pulled up thousands of different types of micro-organisms from Lake Whillans, a large body of water buried 800m under the ice sheet.

Chemicals from sunscreen are poisoning the ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
When beachgoers go for a dip, the traces of sunscreen that wash off into the ocean poison phytoplankton, the microscopic plant life that anchor the marine food web.

Of bees, mites, and viruses:

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Virus infections after arrival of new parasitic mite in New Zealand honeybee colonies.

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Study of brain scans explains why children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long.

Google's project to extend life, Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's

Extinctions During the Human Era is 1000 Times Worse

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2014 03:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Amid increasing land development and human-driven climate change, the world's species are becoming extinct 1,000 times faster than they used to.

Aubrey de Grey: Technological miniaturization could increase our lifespans

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The miniaturization of technologies will eventually result in them dominating medical treatments, enabling us to live longer.

Mammals Were Meant for the Night Life

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Experts have recently revealed fossil evidence that indicates that the earliest of mammal ancestors may have started out as nocturnal creatures.

Life forms appeared at least 60 million years earlier than previously thought

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Geologists have rewritten the history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago.

Brainy processing at your fingertips

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that nerve endings in the fingertips perform neural computations that were thought to occur in the brain.

Sugar 'not addictive' says Edinburgh University study

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, new research suggests.

First Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.

NASA Research Gives Guideline for Future Alien Life Search

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Methane and oxygen molecules together are a reliable sign of biological activity because methane doesn't last long in an atmosphere containing oxygen-bearing molecules.

Longevity gene in fruit flies hints at coming genetic discoveries to slow aging

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
With the increasing incidence of age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s and cancer, it’s not just about prolonging life, but prolonging health too.

First ban on shark and manta ray trade comes into force

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.

Obama creates vast Pacific Ocean marine reserve

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 09:58 PM
by AlexMuller
US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to expand a vast marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean.

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.

Great Apes Are Masters At Detecting Deception

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Nobody likes to be deceived; especially when there’s food involved.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

New treatments show promise in prolonging human lifespan, but when can you get it?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2014 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people are taking anti-ageing drugs every day; they just don't know it.

Bees, birds may suffer from pesticides

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is posing serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more than previously thought.

Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism.

Billionaire Peter Thiel embarks on anti-aging crusade

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
There are a 100,000 people who die every day on this planet, mostly from things related to aging.

Are we alone in the universe?

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2014 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA invests $50 million in 7 astrobiology research groups to answer the all-important question.

The signature of aging in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive decline may be related to one's "immunological age"

Stem cell therapy allows blind to see again

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A major milestone in the development of the field of regenerative medicine.

How myths about the brain are hampering teaching

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2014 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Teachers in the UK, Holland, Turkey, Greece and China were presented with seven “neuromyths” and asked whether they believe them to be true.

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, sending waves of workers who collide, grapple and die.

31 days living at the bottom of the sea

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
We set our sights on the stars as the next great adventure for mankind, and yet we've only managed to explore 5 per cent of the world's oceans.

A Virus May Be the Cure for a Deadly Honeybee Disease

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Help may soon be on the way in the form of a virus that attacks bacteria and self-replicates until the job is done.

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.

Low oxygen 'delayed animal life on Earth'

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
There's been much debate about why animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth.

Geographic change may have triggered an explosion of life

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2014 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Analysis of geologic history may solve the riddle of the "Cambrian explosion," the rapid diversification of animal life in the fossil record 530 million years ago.

Plan bee: New measures to protect pollinators

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The government has made an agreement with landowners including Network Rail and the Highways Agency to restore bee-friendly habitat throughout England.

PTN interviews Austen Heinz, CEO of Cambrian Genomics:

Posted in Interviews on 6th Nov, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Austen has ambitions to create artificial life forms: We dig deeper into the future of synthetic biology.

The origins of multicellular life

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.

Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the world’s oldest living people published

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated with extreme longevity.

Tools and primates: Opportunity is the mother of invention

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2014 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Whether you're a human being or an orangutan, tools can be a big help in getting what you need to survive.

This Electric Fence System Could Safely Segregate Swimmers and Sharks

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2014 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The system is assembled by simply stringing a 328-foot cable between a series of risers affixed to the seabed and turning it on.

Humans' big brains might be due in part to newly identified protein

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2014 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Experiments revealed that the protein, is made in growing brains of humans, and appears necessary for normal proliferation of human brain stem cells growing in a lab dish.

How to increase (or decrease) brain activity and memory

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Is it possible to rapidly increase (or decrease) the amount of information the brain can store?

Brain Pathway Rediscovered After 100 Years

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are giving scientists unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the human brain.

Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Stellar explosions called gamma ray bursts emit beams of radiation that could render 90% of galaxies barren of complex life.

Disruptive sounds help aging brain ignore distractions

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By learning to discriminate a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility.

Bees Decline Along with Their Favorite Flowers

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers.

New Twist in Life’s Start Could Aid Efforts to Make It from Scratch

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
All life on Earth is made of molecules that twist in the same direction. New research reveals that this may not always have been so.

'Huge' Primate Fossils Hint at Earlier Evolution

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2014 08:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Fossil finds from 66 million years ago suggest that primates may have started evolving early, with one primate boasting a particularly large body size during a time of tiny mammals.

Birds do it, bees do it. Many animals 'self medicate'

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Some animals are creating their own pharmacies from ingredients that commonly occur in nature.

How did life become complex, and could it happen beyond Earth?

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
How did the chemistry evolve to get life to where we are today? What transitions took place?

Earth faces sixth great extinction

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while 26% of mammal species and 13% of birds are similarly threatened.

Paul Allen Gives $100 Million for New Institute for Cell Science with Major Focus on Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
For the worlds of biology and cell biology including the stem cell field more specifically, the holidays came early with some fantastic news.

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Methane on the Red Planet is intriguing because here on Earth, 95% of the gas comes from microbial organisms.

Organic matter detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has made definitive detection of organic molecules, but there’s not enough evidence to tell if it came from ancient Martian life or from a non-biological process.

Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species.

More on the search for possible life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere and detected other organic molecules in a rock sample collected by the robotic drill.

Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Fossils show that the wrist and digits clearly have an aquatic origin.

It might be possible to restore lost memories

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
New UCLA research indicates that lost memories can be restored, offering hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

In fossilized fish eye, rods and cones preserved for 300 million years

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time that fossilized photoreceptors from a vertebrate eye have ever been found.

Rapamycin used to boost immune response in humans

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 09:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapamycin-like drug could reverse the natural decline that elderly people experience in their ability to fight off infections.

Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a cost-effective way to save a wide range of threatened species, including rare old ones that may be costly too protect.

Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

Sandstone structures on Mars look much like structures created by microbes on Earth

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The early history of Mars seems to have been very similar to that of Earth, especially with respect to the ancient hydrosphere.

Polar bears migrate to escape effects of climate change

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2015 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Warming temperatures are driving dramatic losses in sea ice, leaving these cold-climate mammals stranded.

Radical Life Extension is getting more mainstream and is getting more funding

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
5 years ago the consensus was that aging research was unlikely to lead to anything practical. Now its becoming a hot field.

Ancient fossil may rewrite fish family tree

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 08:47 PM
by AlexMuller
These findings as a whole could correct the misconception that cartilaginous fish are more primitive than bony fish.

Billions of Exoplanets Are Looking More Habitable

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2015 02:05 AM
by PlanetTech
A new astrophysics study just raised the chances for finding life on exoplanets across the universe.

Expanding the brain achieves super-resolution with ordinary microscopes

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2015 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A way to make a brain expand to four and a half times its usual size, allowing structures to appear sharp with an ordinary microscope.

New trick found which allows for cells to stay organized

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
In addition to membranes, cells have another way to keep their contents and activities separate.

Great Apes and Humans: Conserving Our Evolutionary Relatives

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Conservationists note that it is more important than ever that we work to save our evolutionary relatives.

Commercial bees threaten wild bees, say researchers

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects.

Oceans facing wildlife Armageddon:

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
'We are falling off a mass extinction cliff, but we're not there yet'

Telomere extension turns back some aspects of aging in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A procedure can efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes that are linked to aging.

Yosemite reports rare red fox sightings

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 07:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The first sightings of a Sierra Nevada red fox in nearly 100 years: One of the rarest animals in North America, with a population of only about 50 animals.

Bioengineers Have Developed a Tool for Reprogramming Genetic Code

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells.

How complex environments push brain evolution

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent study by neuroscientists offers clues about how increasingly difficult tasks have evolved the brain.

By not evolving, deep sea microbes may prove Darwin right

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2015 04:34 PM
by AlexMuller
'If evolution is a product of changes in the physical and biological environment, and there are no changes, then there will be no evolution.'

An Anti-Aging Pill?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Elysium Health, says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat aging.

Scientists predict Earth-like planets around most stars

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life.

Researchers confirm that neonicotinoid insecticides impair bee's brains and harm colonies

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2015 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Research confirmed that levels of insecticides accepted to exist in agriculture cause poor performance by bee colonies.

Resveratrol, found in red grapes, may help prevent memory loss in the elderly

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Resveratrol, touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, may also help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research.

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Synthetic antibodies that can be orally ingested to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases may replace cumbersome intravenous therapeutics.

Urban habitats 'provide haven' for bees

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2015 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research.

Twinkle mission to take a closer look at exoplanet atmospheres

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Twinkle satellite will look at the atmospheres of exoplanets to seek more definite signs of life.

We're Dumping Much More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Thought

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Eight million tonnes is like covering an area 34 times the size of New York's Manhattan Island to ankle depth.

A tour of places in our own solar system where we might find life

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Where to look for life in space.

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Death has always been considered one of life's real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption.

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next?

'Marvel molecule' could enable treatments for inflammatory diseases

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It is hoped the molecule will lead to more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, to rheumatoid arthritis and motor neuron disease.

Evolution 'favors bigger sea creatures'

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period; and not by chance.

Could dark matter cause some mass extinctions?

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
In Earth’s path through our Galaxy, dark matter may perturb comets and lead to heating in the Earth’s core, both of which could be connected with mass extinctions.

The Search for Life on Mars Could Be Dooming Itself by Accident

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
When Curiosity goes looking for organic molecules, it vaporises rock and sniffs the gas that comes out. The plan could be going awry due to a mineral called jarosite.

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.

NASA finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A huge primitive ocean once covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say.

New threats to wild bees identified

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wild bumblebees are becoming infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers.

Unusually Short Lived Fish Could Hold the Secrets to Getting Old

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
For scientists who study ageing, the turquoise killifish could be the key to their future experiments.

Senolytics: A new class of drugs with the potential to slow the aging process

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A new class of drugs found to slow the aging process in mice could have the same effects in humans.

Why do cells rush to heal a wound? Mysteries of wound healing unlocked

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has discovered how cells know to heal a wound, opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Network theory suggests consciousness is global in the brain

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found evidence that awareness or consciousness results from widespread communication across sensory and association areas of the cortex.

Modified microscope allows for high-speed, high-res imaging of live neurons

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2015 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device images without signs of cellular damage and has a spatial resolution up to 100 times better than a standard light microscope.

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The crash of meteors on early Earth likely generated hydrogen cyanide, which could have kick-started the production of molecules needed to make the first cells.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A fatty acid might be among the molecules discovered on Mars by Curiosity. However, it's not possible yet to determine if the compound has a biological or non-biological origin.

It is probable that exoplanets are in the habitable zone around most stars

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Billions of the stars in the Milky Way will have one to three planets in the habitable zone, where life could exist.

Nearly 1 in 10 European Bee Species Face Extinction

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A stunning 84 percent of the main crops grown for human consumption in Europe require insect pollination to enhance product quality and yields.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in the South Pacific, offering unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 species that live there.

Martian Microbes Could Be Eating Carbon Monoxide From the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2015 08:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Good news for the possibility of life on Mars.

Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggest an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human.

Bee behaviour mapped by using tiny trackers

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Understanding bee behavior is absolutely vital if we are to understand better why our bees are struggling and how we can reverse their decline.

Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2015 07:02 PM
by AlexMuller
In the past decades, yield improvements have slowed as crops have reached their biological limits. If we are to continue hastening growth, crop breeding might not be enough.

Cas9 molecule points the way to viral delivery of CRISPR genome editing

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Companies are working overtime to apply the recently discovered CRISPR genome editing technology to treating diseases.

Oceans might take 1,000 years to recover from climate change

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
'We have to come to terms with the things that we are going to sacrifice if we do not reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.'

Oxygen-depleted oceans had key role in mass extinction

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Changes in the chemical balance of the ocean were crucial in the end-Triassic extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished.

Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist Predicts

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2015 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years."

Biologists Map the Habits of Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Using an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the signaling networks directing highly invasive cancer cells.

Complex organic molecules discovered in infant star system

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Hints that prebiotic organic chemistry is universal.

Carbon nanotubes can move molecules in and out of cell membranes

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been able to make membranes permeable by inserting carbon nanotubes that work like little tunnels.

Extra terrestrial life in our solar system?

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
At least ten planets, moons and dwarf planets have liquid oceans in our solar system and they may have at least microbial life.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something that’s non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

Microbes Genetically Engineered to Prevent Obesity

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015 04:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.

The printed organs coming to a body near you

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2015 04:55 PM
by AlexMuller
From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are now churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.

CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.

Ultra-high-res nondestructive 3D imaging of cells with ultrasound

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2015 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers reports the first known nondestructive 3D scan of a single biological cell using a form of 'picosecond' ultrasound.

NASA assembles unprecedented scientific team to find out if we are all alone

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA wants to find life outside the solar system and are launching an interdisciplinary effort to search for extraterrestrial life.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2015 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Pesticide problems are just one of many problems facing pollinators; this is separate from colony collapse disorder, which has devastated honeybee populations.

Butterfly wings may be the answer to glare-proof screens

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Butterfly wings could inspire phone and laptop screens that are glare-proof, putting an end to awkward squinting while trying to read emails on a sunny day.

Hidden water below Antarctica provides hope for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2015 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica is the Earth environment that most resembles Mars.

Scientists discover a key driver of human aging:

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
This discovery may lead to slowing or reversing the aging process.

We're Getting Closer to Creating a Universal Blood Supply

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A newly developed enzyme could change type B blood into type O, what's known as a 'universal' blood type, allowing for a successful emergency transfusion.

1 in 6 species could risk of extinction because of climate change

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If carbon emissions continue on their current path, and temperatures rise by 4 degrees, 16% of animals and plants will be lost, according to a review.

Here's How We'll Terraform Mars With Microbes

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Could our planet's toughest microbes change the face of Mars?

Fossils fill evolutionary gap between fish and 4-legged beasts

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2015 09:58 PM
by AlexMuller
How did fish evolve into four-legged beasts that roam the land? A key part of that mystery has been solved by fossils found on a Nova Scotia beach.

Young Blood Can Mend Old Broken Bones

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2015 09:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It's old blood, not old bones, that makes fracture healing difficult among the elderly.

Alzheimer's origins tied to rise of human intelligence

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2015 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Factors that drove the evolution of intellectual capacity are also implicated in the memory disorder.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2015 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere extending protein to human cells. Cell proliferation was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers.

Memory is retained in cryopreserved and revived worm

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2015 06:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The study’s goal was to test the worm's memory recall after vitrification (cryopreservation) and reviving.

Scientists turn blood into nerve cells in pursuit of better pain relief

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study details a technique that turns blood cells into different nerve cells, promising to improve our understanding of why things itch or burn.

World's Oldest Broken Bone Pushes Back Our Transition to Land by Two Million Years

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2015 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers analyzing the world’s oldest broken bone have discovered that a 333M year old critter spent most of its life on land.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.

Missing link fossil shows sharks are far more evolved than previously thought

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2015 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Sharks have cartilaginous skeletons, causing earlier experts to assume they are part of a primitive evolutionary pathway.

Earth Organisms Could Survive on Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Mars is known for its hostile, low-pressure environment, but despite that fact a study shows that Earth organisms (Archaea) could indeed survive on the Red Planet.

Google Street View now takes you under the sea

Posted in Online on 6th Jun, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The new underwater panoramic views reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans.

Not so crowded? New findings on global species richness

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought. New findings narrow species estimates for insects and terrestrial arthropods.

It's in your blood: Links found between blood type and risk of cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has revealed blood types play a role in the development of the nervous system and may cause a higher risk of cognitive decline.

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ways to treat brain diseases.

Evolution is unpredictable and irreversible, biologists show

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The study focuses exclusively on the type of evolution known as purifying selection, which favors mutations that have no or only a small effect in a fixed environment.

'Blood cells' found in dino fossils

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The work could shine a light on long-standing questions about dinosaur physiology, including whether specific species were warm or cold-blooded.

Conservation parks are growing, so why are species still declining?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly 15% of Earth’s land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%.

Tiger Sharks Behave like Birds?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that these predators boast migration patterns more similar to birds, turtles and some marine mammals than other fishes.

Fossils explain how life coped during snowball Earth

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The fossils could speak to how life coped in the Cryogenian period, when glaciers held most of Earth in a frozen grip.

Self-awareness not unique to mankind

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that humans and other animals capable of mentally simulating environments require at least a primitive sense of self.

Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost 80% of crop pollination by wild bees is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists.

Mining millions of genomes and health records to crack radical life extension

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2015 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
HLI (Human Longevity Inc) is building the world’s largest human genome sequencing center in the world.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

New sleep genes found

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability.

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2015 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
DARPA believes that it's on the way to creating organisms capable of terraforming Mars into a planet that looks more like Earth.

Our eye sockets give us a wider field of view than other apes

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
This may have given our ancestors an edge when they descended from the forests into savannas.

NHS to give volunteers 'synthetic blood' made in laboratory within 2 years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A long-awaited clinical trial of artificial red blood cells will occur before 2017, NHS scientists said. The blood is made from stem cells.

Some updates in the quest for a cure for aging

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Google isn't the only company putting millions of dollars into ending the effects of aging.

Rapidly Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Species

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2015 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Trouble for the food chain in some of the world's most productive fisheries and a preview of what is in store for the rest of the world's oceans down the road.

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

New Research Shows How Brain Reconstructs Past Events

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
When remembering something from our past, the entire event can be reactivated in the brain, including incidental information, such as what music may have been playing.

Evolutionary adaptations in organisms can be reversed, but rarely

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have showed that some species of insects have gained, lost and regained wings over millions of years.

Rates of bioloical ageing vary widely, says study

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A study of people born within a year of each other has uncovered a huge gulf in the speed at which their bodies age.

Cell structure discovery advances understanding of cancer development

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A structure called 'the mesh' has been identified which helps to hold together cells. This discovery changes understanding of the cell's scaffolding.

Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Patterns in sulci and gyri don't predict cognitive ability, but may help diagnose disease.

PTN interviews Dr. Aubrey de Grey, researcher of anti-aging regenerative medicine

Posted in Interviews on 13th Jul, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Aubrey de Grey answers questions on his work at the SENS foundation and efforts to fight illness by bringing aging under medical control.

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells to create a system that could serve as a model for early heart development.

Some evidence that primitive life may have come to Earth from Space

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study reveals that bacteria can survive atmospheric entry.

New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

A new study suggests that plankton keeps our planet cool

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Microscopic organisms that float in the oceans known as plankton may be helping our planet against the damaging effects of climate change.

A Russian billionaire just donated $100 million to help find alien life

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The 10-year effort will listen for broadcast signals from a million of the stars closest to Earth.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Irregular sleeping patterns have been 'unequivocally' shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

Small oxygen jump helped enable early animals take first breaths

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery calls into question the theory that a dramatic change in oxygen level was responsible for the appearance of complicated life like whales, sharks, and squids.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Women’s immune system genes operate differently from men’s

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions?

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims a startling conclusion: consciousness is just a passive machine running one simple algorithm, serving up what’s already been decided, and taking credit for the decision.

Poll launched to find the UK's favourite insect

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The small tortoiseshell butterfly is in the shortlist of 10 insects selected by the Royal Society of Biology.

Intracellular microlasers for precise labeling of a trillion individual cells

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The wavelengths of light emitted by intracellular microlasers differ based on size, shape, and composition of each microlaser, allowing precise labeling of individual cells.

Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
To live past 100 you must keep inflammation down.

How aging damages and cripples the immune system

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune system’s response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection.

New software provides an animal-eye view of our colorful world

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a piece of free software that lets you see the colors in photos the way that various animals would see them.

Scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

Comet impacts may have cooked up a 'soup of life'

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
New results show how collisions between comets and planets can make molecules that are the essential building blocks of life.

Most complete functioning human-brain model to date, according to researchers

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The brain organoid, engineered from adult human skin cells, is the most complete human brain model yet developed.

Why we're smarter than chickens

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report.

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Irreversible changes to microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces.

Researchers map a protein 'tree of life' for species across the animal kingdom

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Roughly 20,000 unique proteins are synthesized by our genes, and work together in combination to execute complex processes.

SpaceX Dragon capsule could bring back soil samples from Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 03:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Life on Mars, now or in the past, is still up for debate, and the best way to settle it is by getting samples into the hands of scientists.

Chatty cellular machines take synthetic biology to next level

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a new class of cellular machines that 'talk' to each other, and behave in sophisticated ways. Synthetic biology is going multicellular.

Marine populations have halved since 1970

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.

'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A collaborative effort among eleven institutions, the tree depicts the relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time.

Elon Musk says his new rocket could get us to an icy moon where life may exist

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Below Europa's icy crust, a warm, salty ocean may exist containing more than twice as much water as all of Earth's reserves combined.

NASA Is Sending Bacteria to the Edge of Space to See if They Can Hitchhike to Mars

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
To find out if life can hitchhike to Mars and survive on the planet’s surface, NASA is going to see how they do 120,000 feet up.

Starving cells of sugar could be the key to future cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2015 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells are cells that cheat death; rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide.

Liquid water flows on today’s Mars, NASA confirms

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars, NASA announced today.

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures.

Earth-like planets around small stars likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding chance for life

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth-like planets orbiting close to small stars probably have magnetic fields.

The Genomics Revolution:

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2015 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
From evolution by natural selection to evolution by intelligent direction.

Apes and Memory:

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Can apes remember what happens in movies?

A protein found in whales might make for better synthetic blood

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Have you ever wondered how some whales stay underwater for up to two hours without coming up for air? It’s because they use a highly stable protein called myoglobin.

Kavli foundation invests $100 Million into brain research

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope the money will help develop tools that will allow neuroscientists to see the whole picture of how the brain works.

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?

The water discovery ignites new debate on if there could be life on Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think it’s quite possible there are halophiles that could survive on Mars.'

Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New evidence shows that lack of sleep puts your body at risk.

How to grow old brain cells for studying age-related diseases

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The new technique, which yields cells resembling those found in older people’s brains, will be a boon to scientists studying age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

New 'Light Meter' photosensitive cells discovered in the eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is a light-sensitive tissue, according to new research. This add to past work proving the retina senses light as part of its role in synchronizing our body clocks.

23andMe raises $115M to grow its DNA health test technology globally

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2015 04:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The company offers customers a report with information about your health and ancestry, covering 254 diseases and conditions.

Caffeinated plants give bees a buzz

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Many plants produce caffeine in their nectar. An experiment with artificial nectar has now shown that bees are attracted to and even drugged by the compound.

CEO of Bioviva claims to be testing antiaging gene therapy on herself

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2015 06:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An American biotech CEO claims she is the first to undergo gene therapy to reverse aging. Judge for yourself.

Protein-folding discovery opens a window on basic life processes

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Biochemists have made a fundamental discovery about protein structure that sheds new light on how proteins fold, one of the most basic processes of life.

Researchers pinpoint where the human brain stores time and place of memories

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain stores the time and place of memories.

Study shows antioxidant use may actually promote the spread of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2015 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells may benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of antioxidants by cancer patients.

The Science Surrounding Cryonics

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
What the nervous system of the roundworm, frozen embryos, and extreme hypothermia tell us about preserving the mind.

Mass extinctions linked to comet and asteroid showers

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers.

A study shows how brains are able to multitask

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
What's actually going on inside our brains that allows for us to strategically focus on one task over another? That's remained largely a mystery, at least until recently.

Antiaging protein GDF11 could be source of rejuvenation from young blood

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2015 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A specific protein, GDF11, may explain young blood’s beneficial effects.

A drug-delivery technique to bypass the blood-brain barrier

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2015 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A development that could benefit a large population of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Male/female brain differences? Big data says not so much

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has debunked the belief that the hippocampus, a part of the brain that consolidates new memories and helps connect emotions to the senses, is larger in females.

Biodegradable implant could simplify bone replacement surgery

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biodegradable graft material could take the place of actual bone, for the treatment of fractures or other injuries.

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans in 2017

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form of blindness using CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

PTN interviews D.J. MacLennan; futurist and author on the subject of cryonics

Posted in Interviews on 12th Nov, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
D.J. MacLennan is a futurist who has been researching the state of cryonics for his book: Frozen to Life: A Personal Mortality Experiment.

Scientists find key to malaria growth

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein molecules called cyclins cause cells to divide rapidly in the malaria parasite. Malaria is responsible for nearly half a million deaths a year.

Loss of species biodiversity near melting Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the past five decades, temperatures have risen nearly five times as rapidly on the western Antarctic Peninsula than the global average.

Beyond telomerase: another enzyme discovered critical to maintaining telomere length

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2015 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A new discovery is expected to speed up our understanding of short-telomere-related diseases and cancers.

What is interplanetary dust and can it spread the ingredients of life?

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA reported that a cloud of dust was surrounding Mars high above its atmosphere. They ruled out Mars itself and its moons Phobos and Deimos as the sources of the dust.

Reprogramming neurons and rewiring the brain

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way to fix defective neural communication in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, such as schizophrenia and autism.

NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets

Posted in Hardware on 18th Nov, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's newly tested Chemical Laptop is the first device built to detect amino acids and fatty acids (the telltale signs of life as we know it) on other worlds.

Oxygen, Methane, and Water Ice on Comet 67P Have Learnings for Early Earth Life

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Molecular O2 is an important bio-signature, along with the presence of water and methane, both of which are present on the comet.

Signaling molecule helps neurons find their way in the developing brain

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A molecule secreted in the spinal cord helps guide axons during a critical stage of central nervous system development in the embryo.

First real-time imaging of neural activity invented

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a new technique for watching the brain’s neurons at a speed that is just fast enough to capture the action potentials in real time for the first time.

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.

University of California scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
New insect model may help eradicate disease that sickens millions annually.

Discovery could open door to cryopreservation of tissues and organs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A new approach to vitrification could allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and organs for later use.

A breakdown product of aspirin blocks cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2015 05:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2015 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
To the people actually facing a devastating inherited genetic disease, engineering humanity sounds like a really good thing.

Possible biochemical mechanism underlying long-term memories identified

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Why do some of our memories fade away, while others last forever? Now scientists have identified a possible biochemical mechanism.

Vitamin D could repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis, study suggests

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Significant evidence that vitamin D could be a possible treatment for MS in the future.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

New mass spectral imaging maps cell composition in 3D at over 100x resolution

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
This may allow for analysis of new medications, identify sources of pathogens, or investigate ways to overcome antibiotic resistance.

Scientists discover how cancer cells escape blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2015 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help them develop drugs that inhibit this process and prevent cancers from metastasizing.

Life exploded on Earth after the slow rise of oxygen

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It took 100 million years for oxygen in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth 600 million years ago.

Compared with other primates, human sleep is short and deep

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
This unusual sleep pattern may have helped give rise to our powerful minds.

Pulsed laser light turns whole-brain activity on and off

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders.

Scientists say they may be able to control the parts of the brain which determine intelligence

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers said that a clusters of genes found in brain controlled human cognitive functions from memory to attention and reasoning.

Study: Liver hormone regulates sweet, alcohol preferences

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A hormone found in the liver has the ability to reduce sweet and alcohol cravings in mammals, a recent study found.

A mathematical model to explain animal stripes

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have assembled a range of models into a single equation to identify what variables control stripe formation in living things.

Not enough sleep may help alzheimer’s take hold

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Disrupted sleep has long been a common complaint for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, sometimes decades before they develop noticeable memory loss.

Astronomers Want to Build A Forty Foot Space Telescope to Find the Next Earth

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2016 11:27 AM
by AlexMuller
To achieve this, we’ll need a spacecraft more advanced than anything humans have built, a telescope with 10x the seeing power of Hubble.

Hormone boosts immune function and might extend lifespan

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
As you age, the thymus becomes fattier, limiting its ability to generate pathogen-hunting T cells.

Public contributions to science increasingly common

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Biology and ecology have a long tradition of citizen science. Researchers relied on the public to observe and classify animal and plant species for over 100 years.

IBM research thinks it's solved why the brain uses so much energy

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2016 10:25 AM
by AlexMuller
About 90 percent of the energy consumed by the brain is unaccounted for, which is a considerable amount given that the brain takes 20 percent of the body's total energy.

Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016 02:02 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our new measurements of the brain's memory capacity increase conservative estimates by a factor of 10 to at least a petabyte, in the same ballpark as the World Wide Web.'

Lack of microbes in Antarctic permafrost dims hopes for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The unsuccessful search for living microbes in the permafrost of Antarctica’s University Valley could spell bad news for the search for Mars life.

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The CRISPR/Cas9 technique is a massive discovery, that may already be on its way to being outdated and replaced with something even better.

Brain levels of B12 are prematurely low in those with autism or schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2016 02:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that B12 levels in the brain are decreased in the elderly and are much lower in those with autism or schizophrenia.

New acoustic-tweezer design allows for 3D bioprinting

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The new 3D acoustic tweezers can pick up single cells, or cell assemblies, and deliver them to desired locations to create 2D and 3D cell patterns, or print the cells into shapes.

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.

Grey Matters: Scientists Link Brain Size and Smarts

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2016 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Having a big head might not be such a bad thing, if it means you have a gigantic brain. Animals with bigger brains may be better problem-solvers.

Clearing out damaged cells in mice extends lifespan by up to 35 percent

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have improved the healthy lifespan of mice though the removal of senescent cells from their bodies.

Promising progress finally being made in cryopreseration

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2016 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
After decades of piecemeal progress, the science of cryogenically storing human organs is warming up.

Mitochondria can trigger cell aging, researchers discover

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2016 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Mitochondria are major triggers for aging, and eliminating them upon the induction of senescence prevents senescence in the aging mouse liver.

Bees Could Engineer Next-Generation Energy Storage

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy storage could be the next item on the list when it comes to listing all the reasons we need to save the world’s bee population from collapse.

Ancient Martian lakes may have harboured life, researchers say

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2016 01:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep water basins formed on Mars more than three billion years ago may have once been habitable, according to new research.

Spinning up artificial capillaries with a cotton candy machine

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2016 01:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are steadily moving us toward the day when ordering up a new organ could be commonplace.

Clearing out the clutter: 'senolytic' drugs improve vascular health in mice

Posted in Medicine on 12th Feb, 2016 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have demonstrated repeated treatments to remove senescent cells in mice improve age-related vascular conditions.

China is racing to make the 2020 launch window to Mars

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA’s Mars 2020 mission may well have company along the way, with teams in China working urgently to ready their first independent mission to the Red Planet.

Mental abilities are shaped by individual differences in the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Feb, 2016 11:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such as intelligence and memory.

Three British researchers win 'Brain Prize' for UK research on memory mechanisms

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
British researchers have won a 1 million euro prize, awarded each year for an "outstanding contribution to European neuroscience".

Orangutan population up but threats remain

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 01:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Orangutans are the world's largest tree-climbing mammal - and Asia's only great ape.

Zika caught killing brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Zika was able to destroy or disrupt the growth of neural progenitor cells, which build the brain and nervous system, in lab tests.

A vaccine could help you quit smoking

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016 04:51 PM
by AlexMuller
To help those trying to quit, scientists came up with the idea of a nicotine vaccine that can train a smoker’s body to attack nicotine molecules before they reach the brain.

Why Europe's New Mission to Mars is Such a Big Deal

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Early next week, the ExoMars mission launches with the goal of discovering signs of life on the Red Planet.

European-Russian spacecraft heads out in search for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe and Russia launched a spacecraft on Monday in a joint mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars and bring humans closer to flying to the planet themselves.

This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2016 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
So what if we could harness the power of the human brain by using actual brain cells to power the next generation of computers?

Disappearing species may leave no trace in the fossil record

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Now is unlike anything that's happened, not just in the numbers of species going extinct, but also in the way it's happening: It’s being driven by one species.

Electrical brain stimulation could boost benefits of stroke rehabilitation

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Research indicates that transcranial direct current stimulation during therapy might help stroke patients recover more movement.

DARPA is using peripheral nerve stimulation to accelerate learning

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016 11:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Unlike many of DARPA’s neuroscience and neurotechnology endeavors, it will aim not just to restore lost function but to advance capabilities beyond normal levels.

How microbes contribute to heart disease

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The TMAO chemical sparks an even greater cascade of problems inside the body leading to cardiovascular disease and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Neurons involved in working memory fire in bursts, not continuously

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2016 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
By having these different bursts coming at different moments in time, you can keep different items in memory separate from one another.

New type of molecular tag makes MRI 10,000 times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2016 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new form of MRI that’s 10,000 times more sensitive and could record actual biochemical reactions in real time.

Biologists discover sophisticated 'alarm' signals in honey bees

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2016 10:42 AM
by AlexMuller
These social insects are capable of an incredibly sophisticated level of signaling and communication.

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from 100 terabytes of data

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"Functional connectomics" research bridges the gap between function and wiring in the brain, a major step in an IARPA project to create a roadmap to reverse-engineer the brain.

Human Longevity, Inc. Completes $220 Million Series B Financing

Posted in Business on 5th Apr, 2016 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Human Longevity is the genomics-based life extension company creating the world’s largest database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data.

Complex sugars cooked up from 'comet ice'

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have detected ribose, a sugar needed to make RNA and DNA, in laboratory experiments which simulate the very early Solar System.

Banned EU pesticide affects learning of honeybees but not bumblebees

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Research into how both species respond to field-realistic-levels of the insecticide 'clothianidin' which was banned for use on flowering crops.

Research Describes How the Brain Learns Sequences, a Key For Intelligence

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A theory of how the brain learns and understands sequences of patterns may be an essential component for intelligent machines.

Sean Parker donates $250M for cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2016 07:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The Napster co-founder and first president of Facebook announced Wednesday that he is donating $250 million to support immunotherapy research to fight cancer.

Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space. Tim Peake has launched a mass experiment to grow the seeds.

How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.

Gene editing boosts the immune systems' cancer-killing cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2016 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system is the body's own defense against infection and cancer, but tumors develop ways of stopping the onslaught.

There May Be a Giant Lake Lurking Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are reporting evidence of an enormous, never-before-seen subglacial lake, buried beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet.

Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2016 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A complete picture of the areas that the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes has finally been revealed by scientists.

Glasgow University scientists crack brain 'Enigma code'

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2016 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered what two parts of the brain are saying to one another when processing visual images.

Old forest may provide buffer against rising temperatures

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 05:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The vegetation of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a new study.

How cold-loving bacteria can create their own ice

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:56 PM
by AlexMuller
P. syringae plays an important role in biology and atmospheric science, because it can form ice at temperatures above freezing.

Climate change will noticeably reduce oxygen in oceans by 2030

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:33 AM
by AlexMuller
There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?

Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs; no stem cells required

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2016 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Closer to the natural regeneration that happens in animals like newts and salamanders and no medical-safety and embryo concerns.

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

UK wins satellite contract to 'weigh' the biomass in Earth's forests

Posted in Hardware on 4th May, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The data will be important for climate research, and will create a baseline for treaties that seek to monitor the status of global forest resources.

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.

More evidence that comets could have nurtured life on earth

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Increased carbon levels in the rocks soon after the impact were evidence that microbial life may have thrived in the crater.

Humans have faster metabolism than related primates, enabling larger brain

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans have a higher metabolism rate than related primates. This may guide strategies for combating obesity.

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, a new study shows

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

Bee model could be breakthrough for autonomous drones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.

Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'This means that early, engaging musical experiences can have a more global effect on cognitive skills.'

Climate change: survival of the oldest species?

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 05:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The logic is relatively simple: The reason they’re so old is that they’ve been tested by environmental shifts before and have come out on top.

NASA is observing how microbes adapt aboard the ISS

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2016 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The effort will allow for the development of methods for minimizing any danger created by the microbes during lengthy missions.

Dreaming brain rhythms lock in memories

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2016 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
REM sleep is the phase during which, at least in humans, dreams take place; The question of whether it is important for settling new memories has been difficult to answer.

Cancer samples from dead patients sought for new study

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim is to find out how tumours develop and spread and what happens during the final stages of the disease.

Cells carry 'memory' of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Seemingly innocuous injuries leave molecular 'footprints' which add up to lasting damage, and ultimately chronic pain.

Life forms 'went large' a billion years ago

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, according to evidence from China.

Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Signs of a silent heart attack can include unexplained fatigue and discomfort in the jaw, upper back or arms. Pain can even be mistaken for indigestion.

Carnigie Mellon will host its first Neurohackathon to solve human brain research goals

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
'Getting these smart and creative young minds to look at neural data will bring 21st century tools and ideas to brain science research'

BioViva Plans an Age Reversal Clinic in Fiji: An unusual project with many unanswered questions

Posted in Business on 23rd May, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Thwarted stateside by the FDA, US anti-aging pioneers are heading to the South Pacific.

Sensor detects signs of cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2016 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The biosensor is able to detect molecules linked to various cancers and neurological diseases for rapid diagnosis.

Dead Brain Cells May Inhibit Function In Neurodegenerative Disease

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2016 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims that in neurodegenerative diseases, the brain's cleaning process is impaired.

Aging Stars Can Make New Habitable Zones For Planets

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists searching for life in the universe now have a new target: the once-icy worlds orbiting red giants.

New cancer treatment targets sick cells only

Posted in Medicine on 29th May, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
During in vitro tests, the nanoparticles killed around 70 percent of prostate tumor cells while only 10 percent of healthy cells of the same lineage were hit.

MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings point the way to the development of targeted treatments that potentially could better address some of the core pathology in schizophrenia"

Body's immune system induced to attack tumors

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have taken a 'very positive step' towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus.

Developing treatments for cancer needs Ebola-level action

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2016 11:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.

Research showing why hierarchy exists will aid the development of AI

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Connections in biological networks are expensive, and there is therefore an evolutionary pressure to reduce the number of connections.

Sequencing DNA in Outer Space

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
No one has ever tried to decode DNA in space before. Being able to is something that might come in handy.

Ice exoplanets and moons can have habital deep oceans

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2016 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Water-rich planets are obvious candidates for finding life and have attracted increasing attention in recent years.

Exercise four hours after learning 'boosts memory'

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2016 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial.

Human Clinical Trials of the Anti-Aging Compound NMN to Start in Japan

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers to test in humans the safety and effectiveness of a compound that is on the verge of being proven to reverse some effects of aging.

Discovery of a powerful defense against free radicals that contribute to aging and diseases

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies.

Earth’s biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
We might have managed to recognize only 2% of Earth’s biodiversity.

Bacteria in the gut have been spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
It up could help explain why the gut microbiome seems to affect mood.

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease.

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by a supplement

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A supplement, based on a molecule produced by gut bacteria, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

Bees suffer from pollution confusion, says new study

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Bees look for flowers using their enhanced sense of smell, but air pollutants could be making it harder for them to sniff out possible food sources.

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a warmer Earth

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today.

Biologists will be able to track animals in real time using the ISS

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellite imagery has gotten to the point where saying that something is "big enough to see from space" doesn't really mean much anymore.

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016 04:08 PM
by AlexMuller
"There is intense interest in creating artificial photosynthesis as an alternative energy source"

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor, a mutation from 6,000-10,000 years ago

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of all blue-eyed humans.

A supernova might have abetted a mass extinction on earth

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role in a minor mass extinction that happened 2.59 million years ago.

Michael Greve Commits $10 Million to the SENS project (life extension research)

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jul, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think we should have more people contribute to the step-by-step creation of cures for the root causes of all age-related diseases.'

Allen Brain Observatory launched

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2016 05:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The Allen Institute is known for its comprehensive brain atlases, high-quality data sets revealing where genes are expressed and how cells and connections are arranged.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Ecosystems depend on the biological diversity within them to function.

OVC Cancer Breakthrough Leads to Human Clinical Trials

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings apply to many types of cancer, including breast cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer and osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and tumors in the brain, liver and skin.

Why your immune system may control your brain and your social behavior

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2016 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
That finding could have implications for diseases such as autism-spectrum and schizophrenia, the researchers suggest.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

Brain map carves cortex into twice as many areas

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2016 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been mapped in various ways for centuries, but this new effort is a landmark attempt at a definitive, modern atlas for neuroscientists.

Gene 'reboots' stem cells to slow or reverse the aging process

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanog, has been shown to replenish the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate, which could be used to slow or even reverse the aging process in humans.

Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicate

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Neurons rely on complicated surrounding processes in order to communicate with each other.

Scientists grow mini human brains

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Mini midbrains provide next generation platforms to investigate human brain biology, diseases and therapeutics, report scientists.

Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Species in tropical forests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas.

Next five years could see successes or failures for first SENS antiaging treatment

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Success for companies based on SENS is a very important step for much larger funding of the SENS life extension approach.

Cancer gene tests 'reveal family link'

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2016 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered why some families are affected by many different types of cancer, thanks to genetic testing.

Are we looking for Martian life in all the wrong places?

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2016 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Organic compounds that may have existed in/on rocks located on the surface of Mars would have been degraded by radiation from the Sun.

Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
International scientists are calling for action to "future-proof" the prosperity of pollinating insects, birds and mammals.

Economist magazine looks at possibility of imminent life extension successes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 04:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Diseases compete to kill people with age. Increasing longevity beyond 95 would require a new approach.

Earth-like planets around proxima centauri discovered- could support life?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
4000+ exoplanet candidates have been discovered by the Kepler mission. Proxima is the nearest star to the sun.

Super-resolution 3D microscopy images cells in unprecedented detail

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2016 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
An advance that could reveal biological phenomena never before seen and bring new medical insights.

NASA's Next Mars Rover Intensifies Hunt for Extinct Martian Microbes

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2016 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The 2020 Mars Rover already deep into development. It'll be targeting rocks with the best chance of revealing ancient Martian life.

Have We Been Wrong About the Origins of Life?

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
An alternative idea; that life arose deep in the ocean within warm, rocky structures called hydrothermal vents.

Mayo Clinic, collaborators working to advance aging research via clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging is the largest risk factor for most chronic diseases, and elderly care accounts for about 1 trillion USD a year in the US.

A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2016 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Simply being in the habitable zone may not be sufficient to support life. A planet also must start with an internal temperature that is just right.

PTN interviews João Pedro de Magalhães on his insights into cryonics and aging

Posted in Interviews on 24th Aug, 2016 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
João Pedro de Magalhães is a Senior Lecturer in aging at the University of Liverpool. He also has a strong interest in state-of-the art cryonics.

Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.

New method of cancer immunotherapy developed

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long known that if certain sugars are present on a tumor, it is less likely to respond well to therapies.

Face shape can be determined from the genes

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2016 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Many of the characteristics that make up a person's face, such as nose size and face width, stem from specific genetic variations, reports a team of scientists.

Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Due to rapidly advancing biotechnology, he thinks human lifespan may grow dramatically this century.

Step toward eliminating cancer recurrence

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2016 03:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Dormant cancer cells that are not killed and become resistant to additional chemo, but when combined with immunotherapy, dormant cells are destroyed.

Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
New non-invasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury, possibly for those in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

DNA sequenced in space for first time on the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The device, which was sent up to the space station in July, could help astronauts diagnose illness in space and allow them to identify disease-causing microbes on the ISS.

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction, experts say

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2016 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered with the remaining two also under considerable threat of extinction.

Planet smash-up 'brought carbon to Earth'

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of Earth's life-giving carbon could have been delivered in a planetary collision about 4.4 billion years ago, a theory suggests.

Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals.

Physicists Go Hunting for Consciousness

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It was only recently that physicists shifted their attentions from concepts like the Big Bang, quantum information and began tendering their two cents on consciousness.

Cancer drug 'like taking Panadol' developed in Australia, given fast-track approval in US

Posted in Medicine on 7th Sep, 2016 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A revolutionary drug that melts away cancer in some stage four patients has been given fast-track approval in the United States.

Popular insecticide greatly reduces Bee ability to lay eggs

Posted in Science on 10th Sep, 2016 10:40 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found neonicotinoids, the world’s most commonly used insecticide, cause queen honeybees to lay as much as two-thirds fewer eggs.

NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2016 10:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Water ice and organic materials, which are key compounds that may have made Earth habitable or even given life its start.

Human Brain Atlas Updated with Unprecedented Resolution

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Allen Brain Atlas combines neuroimaging and tissue staining to offer an unprecedented level of resolution.

Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Several missions are scheduled to investigate these findings.

Scientists uncover how a fluctuating brain network may make us better thinkers

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2016 04:44 AM
by AlexMuller
When the brain is more integrated people do better on complex tasks.

Study Finds Alcohol Creates Effects of Fast-Acting Antidepressant

Posted in Science on 6th Oct, 2016 08:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The effects of alcohol on depression take effect quickly and can last up to 24 hours, the study found.

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2016 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin safely boosts levels of important cell metabolite NAD+, which is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.

Immune system discovery likened to finding a new continent

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 03:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could influence new immunotherapies and vaccines by providing new target epitopes for boosting the immune system.

$100 million investment to unlock the power of the human brain and make our neural code programmable

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
To our great detriment, we understand very little about the human brain.

New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2016 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new compound has been shown by researchers to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers.

Migraine sufferers have more nitrate-reducing microbes in their mouths

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
"perhaps there are connections between what people are eating, their microbiomes and their experiences with migraine."

Researchers develop portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A portable laboratory that’s powered by a smartphone and capable of detecting cancers nearly instantly.

Microsoft Launches Project Hanover to 'Solve' Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 26th Oct, 2016 02:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Project Hanover is ambitious: To use AI and personalized medicine to revolutionize the way that science, medicine and biology interact to bring about a cure for cancers.

Scientists Bring Sense of Touch to Amputees Using Neural Signals

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
By directly stimulating the nervous system, scientists have been able to produce realistic sensations to test patients.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2016 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2016 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area.

Fighting Aging’s Diseases: Humanity’s Biggest Investors Unite

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2016 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology has raised $116 million more to fight diseases that originate from aging.

Digital Life aims to make a 3D scan of every animal species

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working with zoos, scientists and other organisations to gain access to subjects for scanning, starting with endangered species.

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.

The surface of Mars is much drier than expected

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 11:55 AM
by AlexMuller
As if we needed another reminder that Mars isn't friendly to life, researchers from Scotland's University of Stirling have revealed that the planet is more arid than Earth's driest deserts.

CRISPR gene editing will be used in living humans to counter aggressive lung cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2016 01:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It represents the first human trials of the technology with the United States expected to conduct its own cancer fighting trials next year.

Many species will not be able to adapt to climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2016 03:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes will be vastly outpaced by future climate change.

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Since artificial neural networks operate much like the brain, applying this formula may be the key to true versatile intelligence.

Why Our Brain Cells Die: A Breakthrough in Fighting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2016 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists has discovered a common mechanism chain leading to brain cell death.

Tracking large neural networks in the brain by making neurons glow

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to glow in the dark, giving scientists a new tool to track what’s happening in the brain.

Brain tests at 3 predict children's futures

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2016 12:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future chance of success in life, say researchers.

Curiosity Delivers New Evidence That Life Could Have Thrived on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2016 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of chemical complexity suggests that Mars had a long history with water, improving the chances that life existed on the planet.

MRI scans reveal Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to playing a musical instrument.

Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Direct recordings have revealed what is happening in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy room.

New ultrasound microscopy technique is first to image inside live cells

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis.

Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces From Sight to Recognition

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2016 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
How does the brain recognise familiar faces with efficiency and ease despite extensive variation in how they appear?

Immune cells in covering of brain discovered; may play critical role in battling neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By harnessing the power of cells, known as type 2 innate lymphocytes, doctors may be able to develop treatments for neurological diseases.

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.

Adult Brains Are Built To Recognise Faces Better Than Kids' Brains

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have generally thought that babies are born with more tissue than their brains need, and that the body slowly dumps some of it as the brain develops.

Neuroscientists discover that disorganized brain waves are needed for human memory

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain waves, or oscillations, are the brain’s way of organising activity and are known to be important to learning, memory, and thinking.

Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The primates are a diverse order that include apes, our closest biological relatives, as well as monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

Magnetic brain stimulation improves a precise type of memory

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2017 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation could help people with brain injuries or dementia.

Personality linked to 'differences in brain structure'

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Our personality traits are linked to differences in the thickness and volume of various parts of our brains, an international study has suggested.

NASA has a test for life on other planets that is ten thousand times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2017 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2017 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut.

Device reads brain activity to help locked-in people communicate

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2017 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It can tell whether a completely paralyzed person is thinking “yes” or “no”

Brain imaging shows benefits of a good nights' sleep

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2017 05:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Sleep plays an integral role in our ability to learn new things.

Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2017 09:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of Orangutans say their eavesdropping has shed light on the origin of human language.

Compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2017 10:09 AM
by Alex Muller
Preclinical study suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Elon Musk: Our Future Is Only Fruitful If We Connect Our Brains With Machines

Posted in Hardware on 17th Feb, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
“I think we’ll end up doing universal basic income. It’s going to be necessary,” he suggested.

NASA Is Sending a Lander to Discover Whether Life Exists on Europa

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
NASA is planning to send a lander to Jupiter's moon Europa, which is believed to hold a vast ocean beneath it's frozen crust.

Hair thin fibers were used for two way optical, electrical and chemical signaling within the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2017 04:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The new approach could provide way to learn about the functions and interconnections of different brain regions.

Brain-computer interface allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2017 04:51 PM
by Alex Muller
3 participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

Nasa wants to 3d print habitats with metal extracted from martian soil

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2017 04:20 PM
by Alex Muller
scientists are studying the various ways to make goods on Mars rather than carry materials there.

AI can predict autism through babies' brain scans

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 01:49 AM
by Alex Muller
It could lead to an earlier, more accurate diagnosis.

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'It can deliver the virus [containing the opsins] straight to the cell, and then stimulate the response and record the activity'

Brain activity appears to continue after people are dead, according to new study

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2017 07:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The research could have huge medical and ethical implications for things such as organ donation.

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2017 11:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works, and could lead to new approaches for treating disorders and for developing computers.

Vitamin D linked to autism prevention

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Vitamin D plays important role in the development, and prevention, of autism, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ have found.

Musk launches company to pursue 'neural lace' brain-interface technology

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2017 02:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Neural lace would help prevent humans from becoming 'house cats' to AI, he suggests.

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2017 07:27 AM
by Alex Muller
The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new study.

Study shows short- and long-term memories form simultaneously

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2017 01:59 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could revolutionize our understanding of how memories form in the brain.

Brain stimulation influences honest behavior

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2017 01:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest.

Nanoparticle research tested in locusts focuses on new drug-delivery method

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2017 03:00 PM
by Alex Muller
Delivering life-saving drugs directly to the brain in a safe and effective way is a challenge for medical providers.

Saturn moon may be 'able to support life'

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2017 03:34 PM
by Alex Muller
Saturn's ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth.

Neuron-recording nanowires could help screen drugs for neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2017 04:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Ultimate goal is a neural-lace-like device that can be implanted in the brain to bridge or repair networks.

Anti-dementia drugs will soon start clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2017 03:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Many neurodegenerative diseases involve the production of faulty proteins.

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017 06:06 PM
by Alex Muller
An inflatable greenhouse that’ll be more effective at helping astronauts cultivate veggies and produce oxygen in a place like Mars.

Scientists think Facebook and Elon Musk are way too optimistic about mind-reading tech

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Ambitious promises this month about how fast their new research projects into human telepathy could yield big scientific breakthroughs.

New nuclear magnetic resonance technique offers 'molecular window' for live disease diagnosis

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
NMR that can look inside a living system to get a high-resolution profile of which specific molecules are present, and extract a full metabolic profile.

Cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2017 01:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year.

Clinical Review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in magic mushrooms.

Researchers Are Using Stem Cell Tech to End Neurological Disorders

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2017 04:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have constructed a laboratory model for a unique neurological disorder by transforming patients' own cells using stem cell technology.

Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2017 07:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists claim the continent is turning green because of a warming in the climate.

Elon Musk's Neural Lace Could be an Injectable Thinking Cap

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
But who will be the first to try it?

In 'Enormous Success,' Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2017 03:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people.

Too Much Sleep Could Signal Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
More than nine hours a night might spell trouble for the elderly, say medical school researchers.

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2017 01:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Individual neurons are capable of learning sequences. This has huge potential ramifications for research into learning difficulties and AI.

Playing a musical instrument could help restore brain health, research suggests

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2017 03:54 AM
by Alex Muller
A study by neuroscientists involving playing a musical instrument suggests ways to improve brain rehabilitation methods.

Humans Heading to Mars Could Face a Disturbingly High Cancer Risk

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2017 05:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Possibly two times greater than what experts previously thought.

Chinese scientists to grow potatoes on the moon

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2017 04:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Chinese scientists will attempt to grow potatoes on the moon as part of a forthcoming lunar mission.

Algorithms decode complex thoughts from brain scans

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Scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts like 'The witness shouted during the trial.'

Large-scale study 'shows neonic pesticides harm bees'

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The most extensive study to date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes that they harm both honeybees and wild bees.

Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Multiwall carbon nanotubes could safely help repair damaged connections between neurons by serving as supporting scaffolds for growth or as connections between neurons.

Plant life on the international space station is blossoming

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DARPA Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces For Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders

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by Alex Muller
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Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2017 04:55 PM
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Allowing the blind to see or the paralyzed to feel touch

A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2017 07:35 PM
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A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.

Google factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated release of a million per week

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, will release about 20 million bacteria-infected sterile mosquitoes upon Fresno, California.

Depression changes brain structure

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.

Playing brain games 'of little benefit', say experts

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2017 05:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Brain training games may not provide the benefits to brain health they claim to, according to experts.

Neurable ushers in age of hands-free gaming with brain-controlled VR

Posted in Games on 10th Aug, 2017 12:41 PM
by Alex Muller
VR has been accelerating rapidly, but there are still questions surrounding the most effective ways for us to interact with virtual spaces.

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD causes long-lasting changes in personality, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2017 05:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Mental health professionals have long struggled to find more effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.

3D printing living tissues to form living structures

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.

Industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping for neuroscience

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2017 05:22 PM
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Neuroscientists who painstakingly map the twists and turns of neural circuitry through the brain are about to see their field expand to an industrial scale.

Those at greater risk of having schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2017 06:47 PM
by Alex Muller
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