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Month: July 2017

It may seem obvious, but blood is made from many things. Blood plasma, for instance, is mostly made of water, carrying proteins and cells along with various chemicals diluted within the plasma or bound to proteins. For instance, sodium bicarbonate – baking soda – is, in fact, a vital chemical that our bodies use to...
Gene editing aims to make precise changes to the target DNA whilst avoiding altering other parts of the DNA. The objective of this is to remove undesirable genetic traits and introduce desirable changes in both plants and animals. For example, it could be used to make crops more drought-resistant, prevent or cure inherited genetic disorders,...
There is a persistent view that life extension advocacy is something that does not require any investment and can be done in your spare time. Fundraising for overhead expenses is like the proverbial elephant in the room: it is hard not to notice it is there, but people try to avoid talking about it. The...
We are holding our third Journal Club livestreamed event on July 28th at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK. Dr. Oliver Medvedik live from Cooper Union NYC and the Ocean level Patrons will be discussing a recent research paper with the opportunity for viewers to join the chat, comment and ask questions. The paper we will be discussing...
A new type of cell that can seek and destroy brain cancer and then dispose of themselves has just been successfully tested in mice. The cells are able to home in on brain tumors and reduce them to between 2 to 5% of their original size[1]. This new approach could potentially give doctors a new...
Researchers studying peripheral nerve damage have adjusted the behaviour of macrophages to facilitate healing. [1] What is peripheral nerve injury? The peripheral nerves are located outside of the brain and spinal cord. They carry signals to the muscles to initiate movement as well as transporting sensory information back from the extremities and other tissues to...