Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA
Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA
The agency warns that plasma treatments costing thousands of dollars, which supposedly treat the infirmities of old age, have not been proven “safe or effective.”
Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA
Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA

The agency warns that plasma treatments costing thousands of dollars, which supposedly treat the infirmities of old age, have not been proven “safe or effective.”

The agency warns that plasma treatments costing thousands of dollars, which supposedly treat the infirmities of old age, have not been proven “safe or effective.”

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Salt Could Play a Role in Allergies
Salt Could Play a Role in Allergies
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2019
High salt concentrations are present in the affected skin of people with atopic dermatitis and promote the differentiation of the T helper cells involved in the development of allergic diseases.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Image of the Day: Under the Illusion
Image of the Day: Under the Illusion
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 20, 2019
The same group of neurons encode both actual motion and movement perceived in an optical illusion, according to a study on macaques.
Longevity Clues Tucked in Great White Shark Genome
Longevity Clues Tucked in Great White Shark Genome
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2019
Certain adaptations identified in the fish’s DNA linked to wound healing, cancer protection, and a long life.
Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 19, 2019
Zebrafish detect water movement around them through signals sent to the brain by cells containing tiny hairs.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 18, 2019
A mollusk grows magnetic teeth so tough they can grind down rocks.  
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Jess Romeo | Feb 14, 2019
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.