New 'Light Meter' photosensitive cells discovered in the eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

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

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The new technique, which yields cells resembling those found in older peoples brains, will be a boon to scientists studying age-related diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons.

Why we're smarter than chickens

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

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

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The brain organoid, engineered from adult human skin cells, is the most complete human brain model yet developed.

Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

To live past 100 you must keep inflammation down.