UCL researchers have created an artificial thymus organoid capable of producing specialised T-cells
Sleep quality can often decline as the years go by, and this may have a knock on effect on health in many cases. We know that good quality sleep can be neuroprotective and a persistent deficit can have long term costs in some individuals. Learning ways of improving and boosting sleep quality, as well as combating insomnia is therefore a helpful resource when it comes to improving your health.
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The Tuck Sleep Foundation is a non-profit community offering a free, unbiased collection of resources for those who struggle to sleep, and for those who just want some handy, detailed information on improving sleep patterns and quality. From sleep science and hygiene to medication and advice on mattress type, it offers a comprehensive guide for getting some good shut-eye.
What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology "cancer alarm" that scans for traces of disease in the form of special biomarkers called exosomes. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares his dream for how we might revolutionize cancer detection and, ultimately, save lives.
While you can measure your chronological aging by-the-second by just looking at a clock, to see your biological age you must go down to deep within your cells, and take a peek at your chromosomes, specifically, the tips of your chromosomes called the telomeres. Here’s a simple visual explanation of telomeres and the lifestyle factors that affect them, from Arnas Butkus at One Goal Denver.
Using data from 35 industrialised countries, researchers have predicted that within these nations there is a 65% chance that lifespan will increase for women and an 85% chance for men. The biggest gains for life expectancy are likely to be found in South-Korea, Slovenia, and Portugal for women and in Hungary, South-Korea, and Slovenia for men.