February 2015

Resetting The Body Clock

Scientists have discovered how to reset our body’s daily cycle (circadian rhythm)

Scientists have discovered how to reset our body’s daily cycle (circadian rhythm). Over the years we have figured out how our body cycle work and researchers have discovered treatments that will correct mismatches. Though it’s only for mice. Our body cycles are affected by the light. The clock is a bundle of neurons in a region called the suprachiasmatic nucleus.

Transparent Embryo Seen For The First Time

Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have created a chip that is a soft, transparent eggshell in order to view the development of embryos

Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have created a chip that is a soft, transparent eggshell in order to view the development of embryos. Scientists who wanted to see developing eggs relied on adding a window on the eggs. A portion of the shell would be cut out so the inside could be viewed. It is tapped back on in order to protect the embryo.

OpenBiome Paying For Stool Samples

Make money buying selling your poop samples, OpenBiome

The non-profit company OpenBiome is paying for stool samples so they can make fecal transplant treatments for those infected with Clostridium difficile, a bacteria which is highly resistant to antibiotics. People with this infection have symptoms such as severe diarrahea. 250,000 Americans are hospitalized each year and 14,000 deaths are caused.

Feces Transplants effect weight?

One woman who was treated with the recurrent C. difficile infection was successfully treated by this procedure

One woman who was treated with the recurrent C. difficile infection was successfully treated by this procedure, but oddly went from normal weight to being obese in a rapid manner. The patient had never been overweight before until after the transplant. The donor of the feces was also overweight. Those suffering from the infection can experience a wide range of nasty symptoms such as intense diarrhea, abdominal cramps to life-threatening complications like severe bowel swelling.

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