Science and Technology links (May 11th 2019)

  1. Bone marrow transplanted from young mice to very old (almost dying) mice extended the life of the old mice by 30%. The authors conclude that bone-marrow transplantation affects the intrinsic aging mechanism.
  2. Artery calcification is an easily diagnosed condition which predicts cardiovascular diseases. In animal studies, vitamin K2 supplement reduced artery calcification. There is an ongoing clinical trial to test whether the same occurs in human beings. The study should conclude later this year.
  3. Ovarian tissues can be removed and frozen, and then reinserted into a women’s body, allowing her to become pregnant. Though it is not simple, it seems to work.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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