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…

How to treat Parkinson’s with astrocytes

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by neuronal loss in the brain’s substantia nigra region. What if another…

Welcome to the latest human mouse chimeras

A chimera was a mythological animal in the Antique Greece, but now a biological chimera is…

A common gene variant associated with short height in peruvians

Like intelligence, height is genetically determined, however there are thousands of genes implicated in height determination.…

How to smell a smell that is actually not there

How can we experience a sensation that is not real? How to mimic a sensory stimulus…