Scientists in California have created the first synthetic version of prions. These are the so-called "rogue proteins" that are responsible for mad cow disease. To understand the significance of this research, it helps to fully understand what prions are in the first place and how they cause mad cow disease. Prions are abnormally folded proteins, … Continue reading Mad cow disease research breakthrough: scientists recreate prions in the lab
Your body is a complex network of interconnected organs that perform individual functions to support the systems and processes that make up your existence. Respiration, digestion, bone regeneration, metabolism — they’re all examples of your body’s ability to function with machine-like precision. That functionality exists at the most basic level as well— your cellular level. … Continue reading What Is Cellular Metabolism?
Hemp is a plant so versatile in its uses, it’s hard to believe there are some fools among us who stifle its uses. It’s a shame, because around the globe, hemp has been used for centuries to make rope, wax, paper, cloth, fuel and as a food source. Nutritionally, the seeds of the plant are … Continue reading Benefits of Hemp Seed