What is going on in the bodies of ME/CFS patients?
Chronic fatigue syndrome remains a mystery. Many factors likely contribute to triggering and maintaining the problem. Here we take a closer look at what recent research has found out about biological differences between healthy people and ME/CFS patients.
Serving up edible kelp to Michelin restaurants and supermarkets
An entrepreneurial company called Seaweed Solutions is now harvesting more than 100 tonnes of nutritious kelp from a seaweed farm off the coast of central Norway. The seaweed is being sold to food producers in Europe. “This industry will be big,” says an independent researcher.
Moose lower body temperature and heart rate in winter
Using surgically implanted sensors, researchers have for the first time been able to measure precisely what happens in the body of the moose during the changing seasons. Their body temperature and pulse are at their lowest in early spring - when conditions are the toughest.
Neuroscientists cultivate mini-versions of human brains in the lab. Could they become conscious?
An American brain researcher warns that we may already be "perilously close" to crossing ethical boundaries. At the same time, research on so-called mini-brains can provide great opportunities to unlock some disease mysteries.