biology

Can low gravity kill cancer? Scientists prepare to study cells in space

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

Early indications that space can kill off the majority of cancer cells without the need for drugs.

New research suggests gut bacteria affects the progression of ALS

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study, led by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has discovered a molecule secreted by certain gut bacteria could protect against the disease, while other species of gut bacteria can exacerbate the onset of symptoms.

Martian microbes may be snacking on space dust

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Modern Mars is a desolate husk of a planet, as far as life is concerned. But it's not completely uninhabitable, since microbes could be hiding in the cracks of rocks and dirt.

Renegade immune cells found to raid aging brains and choke new neuron generation

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

If this process can be disrupted then it's possible a certain volume of age-related cognitive decline could be prevented.

Bacteria in the ocean can significantly alter your skin microbiome after a short swim

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

This is a solid reminder that the ocean is not akin to a sterile salt water bath.