Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Scientists extend lifespan of lab mice by 40 percent

Scientists have discovered a way to extend the lives of lab mice by 40 percent and suggest that it could one day be used as a treatment to boost human … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Guess my fasting blood sugar

Here’s a clue: The three readings taken quickly with three different meters pictured below are all from the same drop of blood this morning. A normal fasting glucose is 80 … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity: The Brain that Changes Itself

November 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Scientists grow monkey arms in the lab

(CNN) In a U.S. laboratory, a monkey arm is stripped down as far as its individual cells. All that’s left behind is a bare, frail scaffold. But that’s not the … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumors. Researchers have long puzzled over why elephants rarely … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists grow mini-brains in petri dishes

(CNN) A Harvard medical pioneer calls it “astounding” — an “incredible achievement” and a “quantum leap forward” in the battle against cancer, autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. What’s going on? Scientists … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

First Human Head Transplant in 2017?

 Money is pouring in to pay for the world’s first head transplant, says the man who is ready to make history by becoming a human guinea pig. Valery Spiridonov has … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment