Photo of a clock on a plate with cutlery on either side.
Opinion: Changing When and How Much We Eat May Extend Healthspan
Joseph S. Takahashi, Carla B. Green | Aug 1, 2022
Fasting, eating only at certain times of day, and restricting overall calorie intake can collectively contribute to lifespan extensions in animals. Could the same hold true in humans?
A colored microscope image of a cross section of a human artery filled with fatty plaques
Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques
Clare Watson | Aug 1, 2022
A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Two babies engaged in conversation, with one shouting in the other’s ear
Nurturing Early Language Skills Prevents the Behavioral Expression of a Genetic Trait
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jul 11, 2022
A new precision medicine approach is making life sweeter for infants unable to metabolize milk sugar.
An adhesive patch designed by researchers at MIT on a blue background
Small Wearable Patch Performs Continuous Ultrasound
Catherine Offord | Jul 29, 2022
A device designed by researchers at MIT can image the wearer’s internal organs for up to 48 hours, even as that person exercises, so long as they stay wired up to imaging equipment.
gray mouse drinking from water bottle in cage
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
Shafaq Zia | Jul 19, 2022
The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.
Exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies: The three major types of extracellular vesicle.
Extracellular Vesicles: Applications and Potential
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences | May 13, 2022
Explore why extracellular vesicles are attractive candidates for new therapeutic approaches.
Pink and purple <em>Plasmodium</em> parasites inside red blood cells
Malarial Host-Parasite Clash Causes Deadly Blood Sugar Drop
Natalia Mesa | Jul 18, 2022
Scientists say they have finally figured out why some people with severe malaria end up with dangerous hypoglycemia, also reporting that the condition starves the parasite into changing tactics from virulence to transmission.
A single neutrophil white blood cell in the artery with red blood cells floating around it
Missing Y Chromosome in Mouse Blood Causes Heart Dysfunction
Patience Asanga | Jul 16, 2022
An analysis of human data from the UK biobank also finds an association between Y chromosome loss and heart disease in men.
Researchers are applying mechanical force to bone cells grown on apple scaffolds to mimic the affect of gravity on bone regeneration.
Apples Lay the Foundation for Regenerating Bone
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | May 9, 2022
Researchers use innovative plant-based biomaterials to grow new bone for restoring depleted bone mass after space travel.
multiple generations of family members eating at outdoor table
Sun Exposure Triggers Hunger in Men but Not Women, Study Suggests
Shafaq Zia | Jul 12, 2022
Ultraviolet radiation leads to secretion of an appetite-boosting hormone in male mice, but experts say it’s not yet clear whether the mechanism applies to humans.
Two women in athletic clothing smiling at each other.
Study: People “Click” Better When Their Body Odor Matches
Dan Robitzski | Jun 24, 2022
Pairs of same-sex friends who reported strong connections when they first met had similar body odors, and body odor similarity predicted whether two strangers would hit it off.
Developing Aptamer Biosensor Technology for Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Expanding the Available Target Range for New Drugs and Diagnostics with Aptamers
The Scientist Creative Services Team, aptamer Group | May 3, 2022
In this roundtable discussion, an expert panel will discuss how the latest applications of aptamer technology are enabling innovation across the life sciences by replacing antibodies.
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Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males
Sophie Fessl | Jun 20, 2022
An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.
Micrograph of a beta cell, where insulin granules are shown as blue small balls, mitochondria are colored green, and a fraction of the cell nucleus appears in purple.
Diabetes Linked to Malnutrition Is Metabolically Unique: Study
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jun 16, 2022
Results from a small sample of Indian males suggest that lean individuals with a history of malnutrition suffer from a distinct type of diabetes characterized by a defect in insulin secretion.
Large-Scale Proteomics Drives Disease Research
Driving Disease Research and Therapeutics with Large-Scale Proteomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team, SomaLogic | Mar 8, 2022
Explore how technology enables large-scale proteomics for biomarker discovery and clinical application.
Small orange frog next to a pencil tip
Science Snapshot: Small Frogs Can’t Jump (Gracefully)
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2022
The inner ears of these miniature Brazilian frogs are too small to provide good balance while jumping.
Surgery tools from World War 1
An excerpt from The Facemaker
Lindsey Fitzharris | Jun 13, 2022
This new book tells the fascinating story of plastic surgery’s unlikely origin on WWI battlefields.
Enzymes Cutting Extracellular Matrix
An Introduction to Enzymes
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 8, 2021
Discover how enzymes work and why they're an integral part of scientific laboratories.
3D printed ear chalk white icon on dark background
Patient Implanted with Live, 3D-Printed Tissue in Medical First
Shawna Williams | Jun 2, 2022
An ear made from the person’s own cells was surgically attached in March, the company behind the technology says.
Illustration of a Tyrannosaurus rex on a rock on a mountain
Most Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded After All
Catherine Offord | May 26, 2022
Endothermy was widespread among both avian and non-avian dinosaurs, a study suggests, so the metabolic strategy is unlikely to account for birds’ survival through the mass extinction event that wiped out their dinosaur cousins.