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Triple Threat: Three-Drug Combination Increases Fruit Fly Lifespan by 50%

Triple Threat: Three-Drug Combination Increases Fruit Fly Lifespan by 50%

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In the last century, American life expectancy has more than doubled from forty-seven years in 1900 to seventy-eight in 2019. With antibiotics and vaccines, child mortality rates have sharply dropped alongside mortality rates at every

Probiotic Plants: Newly Discovered Protein Regulates the Plant Biome

Probiotic Plants: Newly Discovered Protein Regulates the Plant Biome

Image courtesy of Jennifer Yoon A new gene cluster discovered by Professor Konstantin Severinov’s lab at Rutgers encodes a peptide that provides legumous plants with extra power. This peptide acts as an antibiotic that endows the plants with enhanced resistance

Secrets of the Synapse: New Insights Provide Critical Clues into Understanding Sleep

Secrets of the Synapse: New Insights Provide Critical Clues into Understanding Sleep

Image courtesy of Antalique Tran Sleep has long been recognized as an essential mammalian function that provides crucial time for the brain to recover. Learning and memory are bolstered by the restorative capacity of sleep to change the strength, form,

Q&A: Why do Octopi have warts?

Q&A: Why do Octopi have warts?

Image courtesy of Janet Voight When Janet Voight received deep-sea Graneledone pacifica specimens, she noticed that they looked different from their shallow water counterparts. “I received these really precious deep-sea octopi, and I was supposed to say whether or not