Friday, June 7, 2019

Science Friday!!


Happy Science Friday all.

HOW OLD ARE YOUR ORGANS? TO SCIENTISTS’ SURPRISE, ORGANS ARE A MIX OF YOUNG AND OLD CELLS
Salk Institute
- Scientists are showing that while we have known for a while that many neurons age is the same as that of the neurons owner.  This new discovery shows that many of our organs are a complex combination of new and old cells.  Many of our organs have cells which are as old as the organism itself.  Very interesting stuff.

Also, as you might be wondering why there is a nuclear test image up above.  This report reminded me of a story I heard about a few years back which detailed how they can actually do this type of testing.  And the answer is Carbon-14 which was created during the above ground nuclear testing done back in the cold war.  It is fascinating stuff.  Here is the original paper, and also a Smithsonian article about it.

Lack of tissue renewal in human adult Achilles tendon is revealed by nuclear bomb 14C
FASEB Journal

Nuclear Bombs Made It Possible to Carbon Date Human Tissue
Smithsonian Magazine

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Thats it for today. There are always more coming down the pike. Is there something I missed? Contact me. Justin@ADCDaily.com
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