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How old are your organs? To scientists’ surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells

Scientists once thought that neurons, or possibly heart cells, were the oldest cells in the body. Now, Salk Institute researchers have discovered that the mouse brain, liver and pancreas contain populations of cells and proteins with extremely long lifespans — some as old as neurons. The findings, demonstrating “age mosaicism,” were published in Cell Metabolism… Read More »

Scientists explain ‘mysterious tracks’ on floor of Belize’s Great Blue Hole

A giant underwater sinkhole located off the coast of Belize has grown in popularity over the years — for its size, deep blue colors and the mysteries that lie hundreds of feet below the ocean surface. The tourist attraction, which has been dubbed the “Great Blue Hole,” is a collapsed cave that measures approximately 984… Read More »

Medical News Today: Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

There are five types of insomnia, each with its own distinct features, according to a recent study. New research concludes that insomnia may vary by personality type, among other factors. Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience studied thousands of people who had voluntarily signed up to an online sleep registry. They concluded that insomnia… Read More »

Scientists swallow Lego heads

Video Scientists swallow Lego heads1:31 Aussie and UK scientists explore how long it takes to ‘pass’ a Lego head. November 30th 2018 2 hours ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Lifestyle – syndicated/Health/ Health Scientists swallow Lego heads1:31 November 30th 2018 2 hours ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Lifestyle – syndicated/Health/ Aussie men talk men’s health this Movember 3:37 November 11th 2018 19 days… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. Researchers confirm that in Parkinson’s, a faulty molecular switch triggers the degeneration of neurons. In the past week,… Read More »