Insilico and Ageing research at King’s partner for health-span and longevity collaboration

IMAGE: Insilico and Ageing Research at King’s enter a research collaboration to enhance health-span and longevity. view more  Credit: Insilico Wednesday, May 22 – Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing next-generation artificial intelligence, announces its partnership with Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) – dedicated to enhancing multidisciplinary research collaborations across…

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Defects in heart valve cilia during fetal development cause mitral valve prolapse

VIDEO: Primary cilia (green), which serve as cellular antennae to receive signals from the extracellular space (grey), are required for cardiac valve development. view more  Credit: Video courtesy of Dr. Russell Norris of the Medical University of South Carolina Genetic variation in heart valve cells of the developing fetus create the blueprint for the later development…

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As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescriptions

IMAGE: Trends in opioid overdose deaths from 2010 to 2016, including rates of death from different types of opioids, and trends in opioid prescription filling in the months before death. view more  Credit: American Journal of Preventive Medicine A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans…

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Snakes on an Astral Plane

No one could understand why I wanted a snake massage. “That sounds like some kind of punishment, like ‘You’re sentenced to 30 minutes of snake massage,’” my father said when I told him I was getting one. Over dinner, my friend Rachel asked, “Are you afraid of snakes?” I told her I didn’t think I…

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