Cancer is common, fragile, curable by cell suicide or immune surveillance, and most associated with aging.
How telomere erosion leads to chromosomal mutation, which causes dysfunction and cell death (we hope)
This week, the future became the present, as scientists published a study showing that an engineered molecule that facilitates cell death could reverse signs of aging in mice and hopefully cure aging
Since sex hormones like testosterone are positively associated with acne AND with increased telomerase activity, the study probably just captured this effect.
My boys and I were fortunate to take a beautiful kayak adventure through the GeoPark mangrove forest in Langkawi, Malaysia. Our naturalist guide pointed out an interesting adaptation to the salty environment that we would never have intuited on our own. The mangrove trees absorb excess salt then “choose” certain leaves in which to concentrate that salt. As a result, …