Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here’s What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people less effective response to vaccines. But not all immune systems age at the same rate. In our … Read more

Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Organ transplants can quite literally save lives, but they also come with strings attached – often including a lifetime of immunosuppression drug treatments required to keep the immune system in check, lest it reject the transplanted organ as a foreign invader. Now scientists are reporting on three successful kidney organ transplants, carried out in children … Read more

Scientists Develop “Nanomachines” That Can Penetrate and Kill Cancer Cells

A research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology has developed ‘nanomachines,’ which use mechanical molecular movements to penetrate and destroy cells. Selective cancer cell penetration is also possible by using a latch molecule released near cancer cells. Researchers have created ‘nanomachines’ that use mechanical molecular motions to enter and destroy cells. Cancer … Read more

A Common Epilepsy Drug Causes Birth Defects, And We May Finally Know Why

Valproic acid – a drug commonly used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder – can cause birth defects and developmental disorders if taken during pregnancy, but the reason why has long been a mystery. Now, in a study using mice and human tissue, scientists discovered that the medication locks some embryonic cells into a suspended … Read more

Scientists Have Developed ‘Living’ Skin For Robots, And It’s Quite Something

From Talos, the giant bronze automaton who guarded the princess Europa in ancient Greek myths, to Cylons and Terminators, the idea of ​​artificial humans has both fascinated and creeped us out for centuries. Now, we’re closer than ever to making a robot look remarkably like a human, with the development of living robot skin. This … Read more

Weight Loss Surgery Can Lower Some of Your Cancer Risk Too, Study Finds

For people with obesity, bariatric surgery is by far the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off, albeit also the most invasive. While diets have been shown scientifically to not work long-term for the vast majority of people, making the stomach much smaller through surgical means is incredibly effective – one study … Read more