Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

The protein “CHIP” unfurls anti-aging activity

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging. Not only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular

How fractalkine is regulated in human astrocytic brain cells

The brain is made up of four major types of brain cells. Neurons, oligodendrocytes, microglia and astrocytes. Neurons (nerve cells) are specialised cells that process and carry ‘messages’ through electrical signals. Oligodendrocytes are cells which are wrapped

What happens to corn tortillas when you add soybean?

Corn tortillas are traditional Mexican and Central American flatbreads made from cooking corn that has been treated with alkaline, in the form of limestone. While corn tortillas provide high levels of carbohydrates and calcium, they are low

Improving patient education materials in ophthalmology

Patient education materials are an important resource for patients to understand their disease and treatment plan. Unfortunately, these materials are often written at a reading level that is too difficult to understand for many patients. In our

Gold nanorods using less CTAB

Gold nanoparticles nowadays are one of the most interesting tool for biomedical and technological research as they are characterized by several appealing biological and optical properties. In particular, gold nanoparticles are characterized by an intense color given