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How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Views 3553
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
Tiny barcodes for a global food chain

Do you know where your food comes from? How would you find out? Every year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses. Traditionally, when an outbreak occurs, such as the multi-state E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce in 2018, the source of... click to read more

  • Christopher P. Mancuso | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Jason Qian | PhD Student at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Views 14349
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 7, 2021
How a protein modification navigates sperm to the egg

Mammalian fertilisation is a dynamic, spectacular event. Millions of sperm race toward the egg, and only one winner can eventually fuse with it and lead to a new life. A sperm is a special type of cell with a tail-like appendage (named flagellum) allowing it... click to read more

  • Sudarshan Gadadhar | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut Curie, Université Paris sciences et lettres, CNRS UMR3348, Orsay, France
  • Carsten Janke | Professor at Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS UMR3348, Orsay, France
Views 2692
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 4, 2021
New treatment options for Zika virus infection

The recent outbreak of the Zika virus in South America in 2015-2016 had devasting consequences, involving at least 200,000 human infections. The Zika virus mostly spreads among people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but can also spread through sexual transmission. The number of infections are... click to read more

  • Rachel P. M. Abrams | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Avindra Nath | Senior Investigator at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Views 1857
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2021
The clock as a frenemy: the importance of the biological rhythms in cancer prognosis

Have you ever wondered why we wake up in the morning? Or why we get hungry at noon? Most physiological processes oscillate with a period close to 24 hours, called circadian rhythms. These rhythms are controlled by a central clock in our brain, which acts... click to read more

  • Ignacio Aiello | Assistant Professor at Laboratorio de Cronobiología, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Natalia Paladino | Assistant Professor at Laboratorio de Cronobiología, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Views 1826
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 1, 2021