Fountain of youth from the tap

(Jena, Germany) Professor Dr. Michael Ristow’s team along with Japanese colleagues from universities in Oita and Hiroshima have demonstrated by two independent approaches that even a low concentration of lithium leads to an increased life expectan…

Sharply focused on neurons, light controls a worm’s behavior

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 18, 2011 — Physicists and bioengineers have developed an optical instrument allowing them to control the behavior of a worm just by shining a tightly focused beam of light at individual neurons inside the organism.
The pion…

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