Monthly Archives: January 2020

Scientists discover genes involved in the life extension of fruit flies

A group of Russian geneticists studied the Drosophila melanogaster, also called “fruit fly,” a model organism widely used in the research world as its genome is very well known and contains genes related to 40% of human diseases. Moreover other … Continue reading

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Mini human liver created in the laboratory to simulate diseases and study them

Miniature cultured human liver labs were created by a group of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The “mini livers” could help to simulate the progressions of various liver diseases and therefore to test their therapies. The … Continue reading

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Injecting three hormones under the skin causes weight loss in the obese

During some experiments, researchers at Imperial College London noticed a reduction in body weight and glucose levels in obese patients with diabetes in about four weeks. The reduction took place thanks to the injection of a particular mix of hormones. … Continue reading

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New fabric allows you to control electronic devices through clothes

A new garment fabric that “allows users to control electronic devices through clothing” was developed by a group of researchers at Purdue University. The same researchers underline the importance of this study as it is the first time that an … Continue reading

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Mass of a huge supermassive black hole calculated with precision by astronomers

What happens in a black hole? It is not yet known whether the theories are different. For the moment we have to settle for studying what happens in the “sphere of influence” of a black hole, ie the inner region … Continue reading

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