News tagged with life
Swiss scientists reveal the mechanism responsible for aging hidden deep within mitochondria—and dramatically slow it down in worms by administering antibiotics to the young.
Medical research May 22, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (13) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, ...
Genetics May 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised an entirely novel way to block biological signaling pathways that, when overactive, lead to many types of cancers. They've done so ...
Cancer Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Why older adults become fraud victims more often: Brain shows diminished response to untrustworthiness
Why are older people especially vulnerable to becoming victims of fraud? A new UCLA study indicates that an important clue may lie in a particular region of the brain that influences the ability to discern who is honest and ...
Neuroscience Dec 03, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 2 |
An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight. Three of those regions influence adult metabolism, and appear to affect longer-term outcomes such as ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The first in-depth investigation of whether youthful happiness leads to greater wealth in later life reveals that, even allowing for other influences, happy adolescents are likely to earn more money as adults.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 19, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists.
Neuroscience Nov 11, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, researchers have quantified how many years of life are gained by being physically active at different ...
Health Nov 06, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (12) | 0 |
A team of researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) have discovered that adult brain cell production might be determined, in part, by the early parental environment. The study suggests that ...
Medical research May 01, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from Cardiff and Bristol universities shows that children whose brains process information more slowly than their peers are at greater risk of psychotic experiences.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
In a study that included nearly 3,000 adults from Denmark, a diagnosis of meningococcal, pneumococcal, or Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in childhood was associated with lower educational achievement and economic self-s ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—We can often predict what people are going to do. But is it possible to guess what it was that made them do it? Guessing what provoked a reaction by simply observing a brief sample of behaviour ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually "rub off" on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study could help earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, after a Malaysian researcher working for Newcastle University in the UK identified that even early in the disease people experience symptoms.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Patients whose severe depression goes into remission for six months following electroconvulsive therapy report a quality of life similar to that of healthy individuals, researchers say.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Life on Earth:
Life (cf. biota) is a characteristic that distinguishes objects that have self-sustaining biological processes ("alive," "living"), from those which do not —either because such functions have ceased (death), or else because they lack such functions and are classified as "inanimate."
In biology, the science that studies living organisms, "life" is the condition which distinguishes active organisms from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, functional activity and the continual change preceding death. A diverse array of living organisms (life forms) can be found in the biosphere on Earth, and properties common to these organisms—plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria — are a carbon- and water-based cellular form with complex organization and heritable genetic information. Living organisms undergo metabolism, maintain homeostasis, possess a capacity to grow, respond to stimuli, reproduce and, through natural selection, adapt to their environment in successive generations. More complex living organisms can communicate through various means.
In philosophy and religion, the conception and nature of life varies, and offer interpretations in the frameworks of existence and consciousness, and touch on many other related issues, such as, ontology, value, life stance, purpose, conceptions of God, the soul and the afterlife.
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