Marina T Alamanou
Life Science Consultant
Life Science Content Creation
“To an extent that has surprised us and the rest of the scientific community, telomeres do not simply carry out the commands issued by your genetic code. Your telomeres, it turns out, are listening to you. They absorb the instructions you give them. The way you live can, in effect, tell your telomeres to speed up the process of cellular aging. But it can also do the opposite.” ― The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel
According to our best scientists earth was formed around ~4.5 billion years ago — being at the time just a piece of rock slammed by meteorites and tormented by erupting volcanoes — and for the first 2 billion years all creatures alive on this rock were single cells with no nucleus.
Cost of the short sleepers and solutions Sleep is a crucial biological process that has long been recognised as an essential determinant of human health and performance, known to be regulated by three main factors: circadian rhythms, sleep-wake homeostasis and cognitive-behavioural influences.
Modafinil (MOD) A widely cited definition characterises enhancement as biological, behavioral and physical interventions in humans that aim to improve mental functioning beyond what is necessary to sustain or restore good health (Hacking the Brain: Dimensions of Cognitive Enhancement). Diet, natural remedies, recreational drugs, body derivatives and pharmaceutical drugs are all biological cognitive enhancement interventions or nootropics or smart drugs or cognitive enhancers.
The term drug repurposing has been used interchangeably with drug repositioning, drug rescue, drug retargeting and drug reprofiling, and all these expressions are relatively synonymous for describing the process of developing new uses for existing drugs that saves years and millions of dollars since the new indication is built on previous knowledge.
Triple Negative Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with 2 million new cases diagnosed worldwide only in 2018. About 15–20% of all breast cancers are classified as triple-negative (TNBC), considered the most aggressive form of breast cancer that accounts for much higher recurrence and metastasis rates.
From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about. — Thomas Moore
“Laughter is wine for the soul — laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness — the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ― Sean O’ Casey