A novel method has been developed by the University of California San Diego researchers using synthetic biology to slow down the deterioration of cells as they age. After studying the gene circuits that control the aging process in cells, they genetically rewired the circuit to operate as a clock-like device called a gene oscillator. The oscillator drives the cell to periodically switch between two detrimental “aged” states, avoiding prolonged commitment to either and slowing the cell’s degeneration. The rewired circuit resulted in an 82% increase in lifespan for yeast cells, setting a new record for life extension through genetic and chemical interventions.
New research led by the University of Wyoming reveals honey bees’ ability to adjust flight behavior to prevent overheating in rising temperatures. Conducted by postdoctoral researcher Jordan Glass, the study found that honey bees can carry nectar without risking their lives in temperatures ranging from 77 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The bees modify their wingbeat […]
A recent study has revealed that the satellites in SpaceX’s Starlink constellation are emitting low-frequency radio waves that could interfere with radio astronomy. The leaked radio waves are separate from the satellites’ designated downlink bands, potentially impacting our ability to study space. The research used the LOFAR network in Europe to detect electromagnetic leakage from […]
The use of antibiotics in animal farming, a significant contributor to the rise of antimicrobial resistance, is expected to increase by 8% from 2020 to 2030, according to a recent analysis. Despite efforts to decrease their usage, the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture is a key driver of bacterial infections that are no longer treatable […]