Want to live longer and healthier? Of course you do, well science may just have the answer! Scientists have discovered an on-and-off "switch" in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age. Getting cells to divide might not be that hard (or even very useful), but that isn't all, it gets better!... Read more »
Tucey, T., & Lundblad, V. (2014) Regulated assembly and disassembly of the yeast telomerase quaternary complex. Genes . DOI: 10.1101/gad.246256.114
New research in Science shows the use of a new organic buffer layer that allows a wide range of metal electrodes to be used in conjunction with solution-based processing.... Read more »
Page, Z., Liu, Y., Duzhko, V., Russell, T., & Emrick, T. (2014) Fulleropyrrolidine interlayers: Tailoring electrodes to raise organic solar cell efficiency. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1255826
Why do the leaves change color in the fall? It might not be for the reason you think...... Read more »
I couldn't let the meta-analysis from Ryan Ungaro and colleagues  pass without a brief mention. Concluding that: "Exposure to antibiotics appears to increase the odds of being newly diagnosed with CD [Crohn's disease] but not UC [ulcerative colitis]" and further: "This risk is most marked in children diagnosed with CD", the implications from this and other findings in this area may be far-reaching.I've talked before on this blog about antibiotic exposure and risk of inflam........ Read more »
Ungaro R, Bernstein CN, Gearry R, Hviid A, Kolho KL, Kronman MP, Shaw S, Van Kruiningen H, Colombel JF, & Atreja A. (2014) Antibiotics Associated With Increased Risk of New-Onset Crohn's Disease But Not Ulcerative Colitis: A Meta-Analysis. The American journal of gastroenterology. PMID: 25223575
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