Researchers have provided experimental proof of a pathway that controls aging, finding that quieting some mobile DNA sequences in roundworms led to a longer life. Not only does the discovery provide a greater understanding of how we age, but it also op… Continue reading “Jumping genes” pathway provides a potential way to slow aging
Researchers investigating how specialized immune cells called killer T cells change over the course of our lives have found that, in older age, these cells are replaced by less effective versions that struggle to fight viral invaders. The world-first d… Continue reading Immune cells replaced by suboptimal versions in older adulthood
A new study has found that bioactive compounds in brown seaweed, local to South Australia, inhibited the breakdown of essential skin proteins and significantly increased collagen levels compared to commercially available anti-skin-aging agents. It pave… Continue reading South Australian seaweed found to have anti-skin-aging properties
A new study has identified rare genetic variants associated with male pattern hair loss, including two that haven’t been identified before. In addition to increasing our understanding of the condition, the findings may pave the way for personalized the… Continue reading New rare gene discovery provides further insights into male hair loss
A new study has found that light therapy applied to mice during deep sleep increased the brain’s ability to clear away beta-amyloid, a toxic protein linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding may lead to a non-drug, non-invasive treatment for the condition.
A new study has found that a bioactive compound found in coffee beans improved learning and memory decline in aged mice. The findings open the door to developing a supplementary medicinal compound to treat or prevent age-related cognitive decline.Conti… Continue reading Coffee compound improves age-related decline in memory and learning
With their ability to capture imaginations and evoke emotions, photos can tell us stories about nature that words alone can’t convey. The winning entries in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023 competition prove that, as far as nature is concer… Continue reading Incredible images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023 winners
Researchers have created a new family of nanomaterials by alloying phosphorus with arsenic to create single-atom-thick ribbons that are highly conductive, making them ideal candidates for use in next-generation batteries, solar cells and quantum comput… Continue reading Novel nanoribbons could improve battery & solar cell efficiency
Researchers have found that splitting the gene editor used in traditional CRISPR technology creates a more precise tool that can be switched on and off, with significantly less chance of causing unintended genome mutations. They say their novel tool ca… Continue reading New gene-editing tool reduces unintended mutations by more than 70%
Researchers have gained new insights into largely overlooked circular RNAs in brain cells and the crucial role they play in diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In addition to providing valuable information about the molecular mechanisms underlying these conditions, their findings open the door to developing diagnostic tests and treatments for them.