Resolution at the level of single cells reveals specific proteins correlated with skin aging

Image for post
Image for post
(Pixabay, analogicus)

Written in our skin


Some moths have sound-absorbing metamaterial wings that can effectively camouflage them from hunting bats

Image for post
Image for post
(Pixabay, ROverhate)

To be a bat(‘s prey)


Studies in mice suggest that neutral blood exchange could be useful to prevent tissue aging

Image for post
Image for post
(Pixabay, sbtlneet)

How vampires stay young


New evidence of a parasite in dinosaur bone is the first of its kind.

Image for post
Image for post
(Wikimedia commons, Steveoc 86)

More than bones


In his essay ‘Why I Write’, George Orwell identified four motivations for writing

Image for post
Image for post
(Pixabay, mohamed_hassan)

Orwell’s story


Many compounds have been proposed to mitigate the effects of aging. Here is a status report.

Image for post
Image for post
(Pixabay, qimono)

The eternal quest for immortality


A study tracking mercury isotopes finds evidence of mercury pollution in deep sea trenches.

Image for post
Image for post
(Wikimedia commons, Marmall4)

Mercury


Do common supplements or strength training provide protection against the effects of aging?

Image for post
Image for post
(Pixabay, Brun-nO)

Supplements for a longer life


Can the impact of nearby supernovae be studied by looking at radiocarbon in tree rings?

Image for post
Image for post
Remnant of Kepler’s Supernova SN 1604 (Wikimedia commons, NASA/ESA/JHU/R.Sankrit & W.Blair)

Supernova in the sky


A subset of muscle stem cells can be preserved into old age and prevent age-related decline

Image for post
Image for post
(pixabay, didkog)

Stem cells and aging

About

Gunnar De Winter

Science x philosophy x technology x writing. Word wrangler. Concept cuddler.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store