Mitochondria shown to trigger cell aging

Mitochondria shown to trigger cell aging

An international team of scientists has for the first time shown that mitochondria, the batteries of the cells, are essential for ageing. In a study, published today in the EMBO Journal and led by Dr João Passos at Newcastle University, they found that when...
Severe drought no longer caused just by nature

Severe drought no longer caused just by nature

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies. The experts say that severe...
Logging helps black rats invade rainforests

Logging helps black rats invade rainforests

Logging can encourage black rats to invade tropical rainforests by creating habitats they prefer, giving them the chance to displace native mammals. Logging stresses animals living in tropical rainforests by disrupting and removing some of their habitat, but a new...
You can teach an old dog new tricks

You can teach an old dog new tricks

The effect of aging on cognitive processes such as learning, memory and logical reasoning have so far been studied almost exclusively in people. Using a series of touchscreen tests, Lisa Wallis and Friederike Range of the Messerli Research Institute at Vetmeduni...
Cat stem cell therapy gives humans hope

Cat stem cell therapy gives humans hope

By the time Bob the cat came to the UC Davis veterinary hospital, he had used up most of his nine lives. Afflicted with a painful oral inflammatory disorder, Bob had already lost all of his teeth in an effort to treat the disease known as feline chronic...

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