Life Sciences December 2021

plant embryo

Life Sciences for November & December (76aH*) :
   – The role of the tissue surrounding the plant embryo in the seed,
   – Density of neuronal channels for mammals and humans,
   – Only 1.23% difference between chimpanzee’s genome and that of humans,
   – Most of our waking hours are in artificial light conditions,
   – Half of 70 components of human kidney cell line is unknown

Social sciences October 2021

Hugging relaxes and benefits our health

Social Sciences for September & October (76aH*) :
   – Hugging has relaxing and calming effect that benefits our health,
   – Physical activity reduces depressive symptoms and increases brain’s ability to change,
   – The importance of dancing like an idiot,
   – Nerve endings in the skin respond to touching and send “arousing” signals to the brain

Life Sciences October 2021

protein synthesis

Life Sciences for September & October (76aH*) :
   – Protein synthesis in cell is modulated by regulatory factors,
   – The first tomato modified by CRISPR approved for sale,
   – Patients with brain damage could move their fingers,
   – Evident link between pollution and premature birth,
   – The human brain contains more than 160 billion cells,
   – Highly processed foods’ diet causes severe inflammation & memory loss

Life Sciences August 2021


Life Sciences for July & August (76aH*) :
   – Exercise improves health through changes to DNA,
   – Metabolites of intestinal bacteria can change the metabolism of our cells,
   – A lab-grown foie gras matching its delicate flavor and creamy texture,
   – A near-complete mouse embryo model has been created from stem cells,
   – Transplanting gut microbes rejuvenate aspects of brain and immune function,
   – Unknown brain cell appears to help center oneself in their own world’s map