It seems that the blood of the young can help the old. A new study shows that when the blood of young mice is injected into the old, some of the effects of age-related cognitive decline are reversed. SE
TULANE (US) — Obesity causes changes in stem cells that can result in more aggressive breast cancers, a new study shows.“Clinical studies have shown there is a much higher incidence of breast cancer in obese women than in non-obese women,” SE
A hormone called fibroblast growth factor-21, or FGF21, lengthened the lives of mice that had been genetically engineered to constantly produce large amounts of the protein, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas report online October 15 in eLife. The hormone is normally made by the liver during fasting and may tap into some of the same life-extending biochemical processes as does caloric restriction, a proven longevity booster. SE.
The future of automobiles is upon us. Or at least it's getting a lot closer. This week, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International announced the first official charging plug standard for North American cars. SE
In The Lord Of The Rings the Hobbits live in the Shire in their distinctive dwellings known as Hobbit Holes. They're really just homes built into hillsides, with banked earth sitting atop the basic structures. SE
(c) Blue Origin After SpaceX’s recent successful docking with the ISS, when it brought critical mission cargo to the space station, another important milestone for private space exploration has been attained, this time on part of another space...SE
Strangely enough, it was computer simulation that provided the mathematical support for the grandmother hypothesis – a famous yet controversial theory which suggests adult humans have longer lifespans as a result of grandmother babysitting. SE
PURDUE (US) — Eating a diet that includes watermelon juice lowers weight, cholesterol, and arterial plaque, according to a new study with mice.Published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the research suggests that citrulline, a compound...SE
U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — People who have their first sexual experience later than average are likely to have more satisfying romantic relationships as adults, research suggests.A new study used data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent...SE
Green tea has some absolutely remarkable properties: it has a swarm of antioxidants, it is good for preventing a huge number of diseases (including some cancers), it boosts the immune system and it also helps you lose weight. SE
According to the US Naval Research Laboratory, they are working to extract carbon dioxide from seawater and produce hydrogen gas. If everything works out, they will be able to convert the CO2 and hydrogen into hydrocarbons which will be used as jet fuel. SE
STANFORD (US) — Brain scans can identify the neural structures associated with poor reading skills in young children, and could lead to an early warning system for struggling students.If a seven-year-old is breezing through the Harry Potter books,...SE
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