A glial cell that touches the heart

A new type of cell has been identified in the heart of several organisms, from the…

An ancient stress-related mechanism helps worms keep their cool

How an organism can sense and cope with warming temperatures is key for survival, particularly under…

A new type of neuron identified in familiar face recognition

It happens often. We see someone who reminds us of someone else we know, or we…

New gene variants associated with increased COVID-19 risk

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were hints at particular genes which increased some…

Hungry lonely brains

When hungry, not only our bodies long for food, our brains do too. And it appears…

Spaceflight affects mitochondria

Spaceflight is known to affect human physiology, but the molecular mechanisms driving these changes to our…

Gene editing could help reverse fast aging in progeria

Gene editing could be the solution to progeria, a genetic disease, characterised by extremely fast aging.…

Mitochondrial gene editing is now possible, thanks to a bacteria

Mitochondria are the energy-making machines in the cell. Also, since evolutionarily they are thought to evolve…

Losing genes can be a win in evolutionary terms

Loss of gene function is a common occurrence in evolution that is usually associated with loss…

Broken heart, disconnected brain

Going through a break up is kind of traumatic. We all have felt it sometime, not…