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Biology & Aging

Researchers have found that levels of a regulatory protein called ATF4, and the corresponding levels of the molecules whose expression it controls,...
In the previous post in this series, I discussed the fear of death that arises from thinking that one will not be remembered by posterity and that...
As we and other vertebrates age, our DNA accumulates mutations and becomes rearranged, which may result in a variety of age-related illnesses,...
Life can be so intricate and novel that even a single cell can pack a few surprises, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers....
In tropical rainforests, most young trees grow spatially independent from their parent trees. This means that it is not possible to predict where...
UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems....
The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that...
An office enriched with plants makes staff happier and boosts productivity by 15 per cent, a University of Queensland researcher has found. The...
Anyone who enjoys biting into a sweet, fleshy peach can now give thanks to the people who first began domesticating this fruit: Chinese farmers who...
Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells — and may hold a key to restoring fertility...

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