Category: Biology

Scientists Just Discovered A New State Of Water!

Scientists Just Discovered A New State Of Water!

Think you know everything about water, think again! Scientists just discovered a second state of liquid water. What makes it so different?

Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

After having a baby, the mums showed shrinking in some areas of the brain, changes not seen in any of the other groups. It may seem counter-intuitive that brain areas important for empathy shrunk...

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Gang Bao, a bioengineer at Rice University, and collaborators at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology report using magnets to help iron-oxide nanoparticles invade endothelial cells both in the lab and in...

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

As we get older, NAD+ levels decrease, allowing DNA damage to build up. These mutations aren’t a direct cause of the progressive deterioration associated with aging.  Cells cope with the damage by turning on the...

Fighting cancer by shifting the body’s immune system into overdrive

Fighting cancer by shifting the body’s immune system into overdrive

Within the last year, immunotherapy has become the go-to treatment for late-stage melanoma and other cancers that have resisted treatment. Drugs like Opdivo and Keytruda manipulate the immune system to kill cancer cells. The immune system...

Aggressive form of leukemia ‘wiped out’ by genetically modified immune cell therapy

Aggressive form of leukemia ‘wiped out’ by genetically modified immune cell therapy

Over the past five years, scientists have become good at taking out patients’ immune cells and tweaking them into a genetically modified drug that can hunt down cancer. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the...

Even moderate drinking may damage your brain and memory function

Even moderate drinking may damage your brain and memory function

A study…finds that drinking around these levels — 8 to 12 drinks a week — is associated with a few measures of cognitive decline that showed up on brain scans. The researchers found that moderate...

They were opioid addicts on their way to recovery. Then the hurricane hit.

They were opioid addicts on their way to recovery. Then the hurricane hit.

Methadone is a long-acting prescription opioid primarily used as a replacement therapy for opioid addiction. Patients are prescribed controlled doses of the drug to help them recover from heroin or painkiller addiction. There are...