Scientists claim to have discovered a method to predict life expectancy

A team of scientists from China was able to predict the life expectancy of a particular animal species using a method that one day may be applied in humans. According to the study, the secret of one’s lifespan lies in the study of mitochondrial activity, the “power plants” of the cell. According to geneticists at …

Sleeping with your smartphone around you will ruin your sleep habit

Ok, the story is short. I drank too much water last night and, as you can imagine, I woke up early  in the morning for a quick trip to the toilette. When I say early in the morning, I mean 6 AM. 2 minutes later, when I came back to bad, I mad the bad …

Bionic prosthesis that allows the patient to feel

Dennis Aabo Sørensen is a man from Denmark that lost his left arm ten years ago in an accident involving fireworks. A group of scientists and engineers from Italy, Germany and Switzerland have provided an opportunity for him to test a bionic prosthesis that’s connected to the nerves in the upper arm, allowing him to …

The reason why people live longer than other mammals

I still remember the time when I was very young and I used to have long walks with my grandfather in the small forest that was located near his old house. During those inspiring walks in nature, I used to ask him a lot of questions about our planet, about the animals and ultimately about …

A groundbreaking technique in the fight against cancer could prevent 90% of deaths caused by the terrible disease

Scientists at Cornell University have discovered a groundbreaking technique that allows them to destroy the cancer cells while they travel through the bloodstream, before reaching and infecting the healthy organs. If the technique proves to be successful, it could prevent 90% of deaths caused by this dreadful disease. At this particular moment in time, surgery …

The first artificial heart transmplat was a success

There are over 100,000 patients all over the world that are waiting for a heart transplant, and many of them die before receiving a new heart. A team of surgeons from France managed to implant an autonomous artificial heart into the chest cavity of a 75-years old patient who was suffering from terminal heart failure. …

Astonishing artificial limbs created by Scott Summit

Maybe using the word “astonishing” as an adjective for the following artificial limbs was not the smartest choice, since when a person has an artificial limb usually implies that he or she was involved in an unfortunate event. But if we manage to take the best from the worst situation, these artificial limbs are definitely …

Researchers discovered preserved dinosaur cells

A team of scientists unraveled the mystery around an unaltered tissue of Tyrannosaurus Rex that survived for 68 million years. In 2005, the researchers were amazed to find out that there is intact DNA of the king of dinosaurs, the famous T-Rex, found in a buried foot discovered in the State of Montana. Before this …

Are you rational or intuitive? Take this test to find the answer

People are different, and we have our own strengtheners and weaknesses that we live with every day. The human brain is composed of three parts: the Archicortex and the two hemispheres (left and right) of the neocortex. The right hemisphere is the are where creative and imaginative functions reside and the left hemisphere is the …

Harvard researchers have created the first biological tissue with transistors and wires

We have witnessed many cases where the line between science and science fiction became thin and imperceptible due to amazing discoveries made by scientists all over the world. Last year, a team of bioengineering at Harvard University, USA have created the first cyborg tissue by combining a 3D network of nano wires and human tissue.