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COFFEE BREAK NEWS FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS
Getting good quality sleep is about a lot more than how many hours of sleep you get each night. High quality sleep depends on everything from the exercise you get, the sunshine hours you get in the day, how much you look at screens all day, and perhaps most importantly, the food and drinks you take in every day. Eating healthy foods that are full of nutrients has a major impact on our brain’s health and activity and by extension, our sleep quality. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you decide what you eat every day.
A US government study
aims to sequence the genomes of one million volunteers as part of its new ”All
of Us” project. A genetic-counselling company hired by the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) will work with participants to help them understand their
results. Most of the participants are recruited from ethnic and socioeconomic
groups that are typically under-represented in biomedical studies.
Researchers at Karolinska
Institute in Sweden have discovered a new sensory organ that can detect painful mechanical damage such as
pricks and impacts. These octopus-like cells surround the pain-sensing nerves
and extend into the outer layer of skin. The discovery
raises hopes that it could lead to the development of new painkilling drugs.
produced the first human-monkey chimeras
in China to bypass ethical guardrails, igniting yet another ethical debate. Chimeras could effectively address the global shortage
of organs, as well as organ rejection but raise many moral concerns. Advancements
in this field could save lives yet they are highly controversial.
Why Should You Stay Healthy?
When life is overtaken by busy events and career goals, sometimes with family on the side as another constant distraction, it can be difficult to find time to plan out healthy meals or keep your body in the condition which, deep down, you know it should (and can) be in. But just eating more healthily will produce amazing results which you will notice within your mind and body.
A small number of
diligent people is rooting around scientific records for suspicious data in
clinical research. Anaesthetist for
England’s National Health Service John Carlisle is one of them. He has spotted numerous
problems in a large number of research papers, and
his findings have led to hundreds of retracted papers, due to both misconduct and mistakes. Even a leading
medical journal has changed its practice after a few Carlisle’s discoveries.
Researchers at Flinders
University have developed a new flu vaccine believed to be the first in the
world to be completely designed by artificial intelligence (AI). The technology
is expected to be able to create better vaccines for a lower price. These new
vaccines could be discovered and tested at a much faster pace than ever before.
Gene drives are capable of altering genomes of entire animal populations by passing down mutations through generations faster than natural inheritance. The main goal of using them is to defeat diseases, control pests and speed up lab work. Self-destructing mosquitoes and sterilized rodents are in the center of interest. However, recent advancements raise concerns about unleashing this powerful technology with no clear ecological consequences
Researchers from China’s
Soochow University have developed a new molecular “claw” that hooks onto toxic uranium
isotopes, making them easier for the kidneys to excrete. If proven functional
in humans, it would represent the first effective way for quickly removing the
heavy metal from a person’s body. The method could prove vital in areas with contaminated
groundwater and for the unfortunate ones who drink it.