biology

Harvard breakthrough shows stem cells can be genetically edited in the body

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

The team says this breakthrough could lead to new treatments for genetic diseases, particularly those like muscular dystrophy which hinge on tissue regeneration.

Scientists discover gene mutation evolved in humans to help with high-sugar diets

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 5th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

In an interesting look at evolution in action, a research team led by University College London has discovered around 50 percent of people carry a gene mutation that helps lower blood sugar levels.

PTN interviews aging expert Dr David Sinclair

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 21st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

PTN interviews him on the future of the word of anti-aging medicine and biotechnology, see the full interview.

Study links spikes in oxygen levels with bursts of evolution

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Cambrian explosion has long been studied as probably the most important event in the history of evolution of life on Earth.

One million species, or a quarter of all that are left, are now under threat of extinction

Posted in Featured, Science on 8th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Even though the rate of species extinction is already currently tens to hundreds of times faster than it's averaged over the last 10 million years, it will continue to accelerate should our current practices continue.