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…

Look at the heart’s brain in 3D

The brain could be said to be an ubiquitous organ. So much so, that in the…

Data heating

I know it might sound really funny, but data heating is more or less what happens…

Trust scientists, trust the experts

Even though that is not exactly what the PEriTiA project is saying, that is my personal…

Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s also predisposes for COVID-19 infection

It seems that the genetic risk of an APOE4 variant in the APOE gene, not only…