Researchers from the University of Tsukuba looked at DNA of people from younger ages, and then compared it to those of people older. They thought it was epigenetic factors in some parts of the mitochondria that affects old people.
Since tons of waste are thrown, away every year, it doesn’t break down easily. This is really bad for environments. There is about 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating through oceans right now, which threatens marine organisms because they can accidentally ingest it or get tangled up in it. One 20 year believe in a solution.
A 60year old theory has been confirmed for the first time. The theory is that there is a structure of magnetic fields surrounding Earth. The person, who confirmed the theory, is an undergraduate student, who invented a way to view the Earth’s magnetosphere in three dimensions. The sun gives off a constant stream of charged particles that’s supplemented by cosmic rays from sources like supernovae.
"It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuroimmune interaction,” says Kipnis . “We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can't be studied. But now we can ask mechanistic questions." MS is an example of the immune system attacking the brain. The reasons for it are still not understood yet. Studying lymphatic vessels that link the brain to the immune system could make our understanding of it.
Last year Roger Frisch played a specially constructed violin throughout his surgery. Surgeons were able to tell when they had placed electrodes at the right point to control the tremors that were interfering with his playing.