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A cup of green tea can solve many problems!

Green tea, like many other teas, is brewed from the dried leaves of the Cammelia sinensis bush. It originates from China, but nowadays it is grown and produced all over the world. Green tea is typically green, yellow or light brown in color, and its... click to read more

  • Monika Stankova | PhD student at Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 564
Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 3, 2019
What can science tell us about mortality and survival in Game of Thrones?

Does it all come down to a roll of the dice, or are there important underlying factors that determine who wins and who dies when they play the game of thrones? Game of Thrones is a popular HBO television series that has captured the imagination of... click to read more

  • Reidar P. Lystad | Research Fellow at Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Benjamin T. Brown | Sessional Academic at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Views 741
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 1, 2019
Recording cellular memories

Imagine trying to understand an unpredictable movie - such as the iconic Psycho - based only on a sequence of still images, or worse yet, a single image. Biologists currently face a very similar conundrum - we attempt to decipher dynamic processes occurring within cells... click to read more

  • Tanmay Tanna | Research assistant at Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Views 1498
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 20, 2019
Growing human retinal organoids to understand development of the human eye

Our laboratory is interested in how the cells that "see" color are made. There are three types of color-detecting cells that sense red, green, or blue light. We cannot study how these cells are made in developing human babies, so we take human stem cells... click to read more

  • Robert Johnston | Professor at Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
Views 1529
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 26, 2019
A novel mechanism of metabolic regulation of blood pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure is the major risk factor of heart and kidney diseases affecting the human population. Indeed the incidence rate is very high: 1 in every 3 adult individuals. Hypertension is normally treated in the clinic as an independent disease. Nonetheless, it... click to read more

  • Saroj Chakraborty | PhD student at Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Ohio, USA
  • Bina Joe | Professor at Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Ohio, USA
Views 1448
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 23, 2019