Is handwriting better than typing for learning?

One of the things I mostly hated in school was having to practise my caligraphy skills,…

Cells in human amniotic fluid used to build “mini organs”

Amniotic fluid contains cells, cells shed by the growing fetus and which could be used to…

Stopping jumping genes could increase lifespan, at least in worms

Roundworms are the most commonly used animal model to investigate aging and methods to increase the…

Human limb development “live”

Credit: Nature, 2023 Despite their importance in our daily lives, we do not give much importance…

Protein promiscuity is critical for nutrition and drug absorption

To eat, a cell needs to carry its main nutrients (sugars, lipids, and peptides –pieces of…

Drug combinations to combat antibiotic resistance

One of the biggest health threats in our current society is not related to a virus,…

A new imaging technique allows visualisation inside intact animals

One of the biggest challenges of medical imaging technologies is actually resolving the structures of interest,…

Learning music in old age can prevent grey matter loss

Music is not only a pleasure for our brains, it seems that learning it at an…

Obesity hinders brain recognition of nutrient signals

Recent research has demonstrated that obesity impairs the mechanisms that allow our brains to realise when…

Losing the Y chromosome, bad for males, good for cancer

In humans, biological sex is determined by the chromosomes X or Y. People having a Y…