Biology, Biomedical

Can longevity be inherited?

Genetic traits that influence longevity exist, and can certainly be passed from parents to children. But as a general phenotype, longevity is very complex. All the genes related to longevity will not necessarily pass to the children in a predictable way.

Tech

Google and Apple are trying to make AR mainstream. But there is one thing missing.

Both Apple and Google have focused heavily on AR, Augmented Reality. Apple with ARKit and Google with ARCore. They are essentially the same thing but developed by different companies for different devices.

Biology, Biomedical

Don’t buy this great supplement. (Rhodiola rosea)

Rhodiola rosea is a flowering plant. It grows naturally in the wild Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America and it likes cold weather. Many have used it traditionally as a treatment for disorders like anxiety and depression and more recently fatigue and even neurodegenerative diseases.

Biology, Other, Tech

Everything you need to know about DNA sequencing.

DNA sequencing is used in more and more applications like forensics and medicine. You might have heard about it in the news. In this article i will show you all the different technologies used to sequence a DNA molecule and how they differ. The field of genetics is becoming increasingly important and knowing enough about how it works is certainly a benefit.

Biology, Biomedical

Do nuts make you younger?

Nuts, as called by almost everyone are not always just nuts. Some like the peanut are legumes and others like the chufa nut which is a tuber. They contain a lot of antioxidants and have a lot of nutrients. Not only that but they pack all those nutrients in a small size that lasts a long time and can be eaten raw anytime. This makes nuts a very healthy snack.