news in understanding aging.

There may have been a major scientific breakthrough in understanding aging, as scientists have identified a gene that plays a key role in kick-starting the process that makes cells start turning “old.”

Researchers from the University of Buffalo in New York have discovered that one particular gene, CD36, triggers the beginning of the phenomenon of senescence. After it is activated, cells stop dividing and start to wither.


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synthetic T cells

UCLA researchers have developed synthetic T lymphocytes, or T cells, that are near-perfect facsimiles of human T cells.

The ability to create the artificial cells could be a key step toward more effective drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases and could lead to a better understanding of human immune cells’ behavior. Such cells also could eventually be used to boost the immune system of people with cancer or immune deficiencies.

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to live a bit longer

/…/ Universe is permeated by a mysterious invisible energy known as “dark energy”, which acts against gravity and is pushing the cosmos apart. In time, this energy will become the dominant force in the Universe, causing all stars and galaxies to spread beyond the cosmic horizon.

/…/ when the Universe is ten times its current age (roughly 138 billion years old), all stars outside the Local Group of galaxies will not be accessible to us since they will be receding away faster than the speed of light.

/…/ an advanced civilization does not need to embark on a giant construction project /…/, but only needs to propel itself towards the nearest galaxy cluster and take advantage of the cluster resources as fuel for its future prosperity.

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repairing genes.

The cell has its own paramedic team and emergency room to aid and repair damaged DNA, a new USC study reveals.


The scientists found that after the DNA strands are broken, the cell prompts a series of threads — nuclear actin filaments — to assemble and create a temporary highway to the edge of the nucleus. Then come the paramedics — proteins known as myosins.


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my books now with new prices.

the temporary promotion of the book ‘Random Flu­ctuations’ is over — the link to do­wnload the book for free is no longer active.

my published ebooks are still available, with new prices.
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the practical value you get from my books is way greater than the price you pay for them, that’s for sure, but only if you have a properly functioning brain.

temporary promotion.

The book Random Flu­ctuations — From Ro­ulette to Stock Exch­ange. (2018). by Alex Kob­old.

temporary link to do­wnload the book for free..
(the link will exp­ire in few days)

obviously subscribers are the lucky ones to get the book for free, as they should get the info fast enough, and the other readers of the blog who just happen to visit the blog in the right time, before the link expires. the ‘promotion’ is about giving you the book first, for free, for you to decide if it’s worth paying for it, and thus supporting my work on my following books, or maybe updating/improving the already published books.

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