biology

ESA studies growing blood vessels in zero gravity

Posted in Medicine, Science on 8th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

In zero gravity, there's nothing to pull or push the cells out of place, allowing them to form themselves into simple 3D structures, including globules and tubes.

Scientists Found New Antibiotic Molecules, Right In the Human Microbiome

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

We’re looking at “an unprecedented resource for drug discovery from within the human body,”

The First Evidence That Drugs Could Turn Back the Clock on Our Biological Age

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

While not a massive change, the results caught the team off guard. “I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” said Horvath. “That felt kind of futuristic.”

Microbiome found to influence gut serotonin production and blood sugar levels

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We found that the microbiome worsens our metabolism by signaling to cells in the gut that produce serotonin,”

Infamous 'hunger hormone' linked to memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease

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

If validated by future work, however, this mechanism could be effectively targeted to slow, or even stop, some cognitive decline associated with not just Alzheimer’s disease, but aging on general.