The Origin of Life

Researchers have had a breakthrough in the central questions about #the origin of life. A collaboration of physicists and biologists in Germany has found a simple mechanism that might have enabled liquid droplets to evolve into living #cells in early Earth’s primordial soup. How did these first cells arise from primitive precursors? What were those […]

Scientists find key proteins control risk of osteoarthritis during aging

Now, a study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we #age and offers a potential avenue for developing new therapies to maintain healthy #joints. The study’s findings suggest that #FOXO proteins are responsible for the maintenance of healthy cells in the #cartilage of our joints. “We discovered that […]