Spaceflight Impairs Mitochondrial Function, New Research Shows

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Critical parts of a cell’s energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to changes in gravity, radiation exposure and other factors, according to new research. Humanity is on the brink of a new era in space exploration, with NASA and international partners committed to returning to the Moon… […]

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Spaceflight-Induced Microgravity Affects Genes, Study Shows

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A genetic analysis of transparent nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans  on the International Space Station showed ‘subtle changes’ in about 1,000 genes; stronger effects were found in some genes, especially those responsible for neuronal function and cellular metabolism. “We looked at levels of every gene in the worms’ genome and identified a clear… […]

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Scientists Create Hydrogen-Producing Algal Droplets

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An international team of researchers from the United Kingdom and China has created droplet-based algal micro-reactors capable of aerobic or hypoxic photosynthesis at room temperature in air. “Our methodology is facile and should be capable of scale-up without impairing the viability of the living cells,” said Professor Xin Huang, a researcher… […]

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Study: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments May Reverse Aging

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Hyperbaric oxygen treatments may induce significant senolytic effects in healthy aging adults, according to new research from Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center. Aging can be characterized by the progressive loss of physiological integrity, resulting in impaired functions and susceptibility for diseases and death. This biological deterioration is considered… […]

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Paleontologists Find First Dinosaur Remains in Ireland

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Paleontologists have found the fossilized remains of two Jurassic dinosaur species in Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland. These are the first dinosaur remains reported from anywhere in Ireland and some of the most westerly in Europe. “This is a hugely significant discovery,” said Dr. Mike Simms, a curator and paleontologist in… […]

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