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Tweaking One Enzyme Doubles A Worm's Lifespan

It could work the same way in humans<p>From the second we’re born, our cells are given their marching orders for how to grow, mature, and maintain our bodies. But at a certain point, the repairs become faulty, and we age and eventually die. Now a team of Korean researchers has found a way to modify a …

Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found

When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved …

Single cell eyeball creature startles scientists | Cosmos

<b>Scientists studying</b> microscopic organisms in a seawater sample found a creature that appeared to be a tiny floating eyeball staring back at …

More Evidence Life Could Have Come From Beyond

A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry<p><i>Lithopanspermia.</i><p>The word is a mouthful but it represents one of the most intriguing theories about the origin of life on Earth. Quite literally, it means life began from an extraterrestrial source and came here by hitching a ride on a rock, …

Stem cell treatments for mitochondrial disease may be possible

Doctors have limited options for treating mitochondrial disease, but a team led by a prominent innovator may have taken an important step toward developing new therapies: rewinding diseased cells from patients to create pluripotent stem cells with healthy mitochondrial DNA.<p>Cells like these, which …

With people living longer than ever, being able to replace bits of the human body as they wear out has become a new frontier in medicine<p>Most babies born in 1900 died before the age of 50; 100 years later life expectancy in the UK now exceeds 80 years, with the number of over-65s expected to double …

Medicine

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Can Epigenetics Stop Late-Stage Cancer?

A new study from the Mayo Clinic hints at a promising treatment for late-stage cancer patients—but a real breakthrough could be years away.<p>Just when …

Listening with Lasers: Hybrid Technique Sees Into Human Body

<i>Susan Reiss, is a science writer for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). She contributed this article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed &</i> …

Short-term fasting may improve health

After years of fasting, the Buddha’s “legs were like bamboo sticks, his backbone was like a rope, his chest was like an incomplete roof of a house, …

NASA Satellites Show How Bad Earth’s Water Supply Is Getting

California's not the only one with water problems<p>We live on a planet that is mostly covered in water, but only a small portion of that liquid is drinkable. There are freshwater rivers and streams, but increasingly, we rely on aquifers, natural stores of freshwater found deep in the earth to quench …