Chronic sleep deprivation can cause the brain to start eating itself, according to study at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. Astrocytes are cells in our brain that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris, but researchers studying the brain of mice have found that these cells go into overdrive when the animals are chronically sleep-deprived, destroying more of the brain's neural connections.
Your DNA controls everything about you, and small changes in it can lead to changes in things like strength & speed. These three genetic mutations allows certain people to have superhuman abilities.
Injecting your own fat tissue into the joints can help treat bone joint conditions, including injuries and osteoarthritis, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. With the help of a new device called Lipogems, used at the time of arthroscopic surgery, researcher can now processes and uses a patient's own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing.
Feeling stressed? You aren’t alone. Stress affects everyone in a different way, and studies have shown that high levels of stress can contribute to depression, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, asthma and many other conditions. While it is something you can’t get rid of permanently, here are seven simple tips backed by science to reduce stress right now.
Researchers have identified the cause of gray hair and baldness. They found that a protein KROX20 causes skin cells to produce a protein called stem cell factor (SCF). Test on mice shows that removing SCF gene causes the hair to turn white, while removing KROX20-producing cells causes baldness.
Scientists at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research have claimed that every person on earth received the equivalent of an X-ray’s worth of radiation from the Fukushima's meltdown.
Researchers at the University of Oxford have successfully created first-ever artificial retina using soft synthetic tissue. This new synthetic, double-layered retina is made from combination of soft water droplets (hydrogels) and light sensitive proteins, and is designed to replicate the functionality of the human retina to create a grey scale image.
People with non-O blood group (A,B and AB) are at higher risk of heart attack, according to a new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.
A new study has revealed that people who drink sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain responsible for learning and formation of memories.