Researchers have created a plastic-like material that, once in the body, acts as a drug against a fungus that causes infections in eyes and other body parts. In experiments performed in petri dishes, the drug is promising. It punctures fungal cells, but not rat blood cells or human skin cells—a good sign that it may work against infections without too many ill side effects.
Scientists have discovered immortality does exists, just not in humans, or creatures of the night. The immortals we talking about are a species of jelly fish called Turritopsis nutricula. These captivating little creatures have the ability to revert back to their polyp (juvenile) state after reaching sexual maturity.
Cancer has been affecting humanity for years, but each year we get closer to finding a cure. If we’re not evolving drugs to fighting the Cancer, we’re at least better understanding on how the disease operates. However, the newest findings have delivered a better understanding on how Cancer is developing in the body.
Scientists are a step closer to understanding how some of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells co-ordinate their communication. The study is published in the journal Cell Reports. The University of Bristol research team investigated some of the chemical processes that underpin how brain cells co-ordinate their communication.
Quantum mechanics may seem like it is outside our realm of experience. However, it is an integral part of the physics that rules our lives. Yet, it is not without its problems. There’s one very important facet of our everyday experience that is not described in a quantum framework– and that’s gravity.