Neanderthal DNA Strengthens Human Immune System

Where do we come from and who are we? Who were our ancestors? Why are we the dominant intelligent species on this planet and what made us be the first organism to create such a technological revolution? Who exactly are we? Who is Homo sapiens? These questions have been occupying … Continue reading

Brewing Up Synthetic Yeast

Brewing up synthetic yeast – My latest news story for Chemistry World discusses artificial life. US scientists have taken the first tentative steps towards a synthetic yeast genome. They’re not planning to bake bread or brew beer with their new artificial life form but the work could expand the toolbox with … Continue reading

A Milestone to Curing Alzheimer’s

Among the diseases most people are afraid of, Alzheimer’s is on the top of the list. This debilitating disease affects many people at old age and can pose difficult situations for the people concerned and their family. Last month scientist at the University of Rostock/ Germany made a spectacular discovery. … Continue reading