Chromatin regulates the transfer of genetic information, which is essential for the correct development and function of a human being. Originally, chromatin was identified in 1882 as not much more than the coloured substance of the cell nucleus and it was named according to the Greek word ‘chroma’, meaning colour. Later chromatin was characterised as […]Read more "Chromatin – Genetic Information Color Coded"
The timing of brain stimulation during movements can benefit neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change from experience. If researchers could tweak neuroplasticity in stroke patients, this would considerably improve their chances of rehabilitation. Therefore, researcher George F. Wittenberg and colleagues stimulated the brains of 16 participants, while a robotic arm eased their arm movements […]Read more "Timing is Important for Learning"
The field of regenerative medicine was considered science fiction when it started 25 years ago. However, lab-grown organs are now becoming a reality. A dream of replacing any non-functional organ with a brand new personalized counterpart can soon become true. In fact, many patients are currently walking around with artificial bladders, noses, ears and windpipes […]Read more "Lab-grown Organs Entering the Market"
It is estimated that by 2050, 1 in 5 people will be over 60 years old. Expectations of the ageing society pose a major challenge to doctors and biologists worldwide. But is there hope? Can we ameliorate diseases of old age? Can we cure ageing? To answer this, we must firstly focus on what causes […]Read more "No One Dies Of Old Age"