DEEP SLEEP DETOXIFIES YOUR BRAIN – CEREBROSPINAL FLUID FOR THE WIN

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps. Another piece of the puzzle explaining sleep’s effect on our mental health and brain functioning has been uncovered in new research published this week in the journal Science!   In an ironic case of self-sacrifice, Laura Lewis and her team at Boston University spent many late nights in the lab … Continue reading DEEP SLEEP DETOXIFIES YOUR BRAIN – CEREBROSPINAL FLUID FOR THE WIN

OUT OF SHAPE: WHY WE LOSE OUR FITNESS

Originally posted on LIFEApps... Why do we lose our fitness when we stop exercising? It’s a deceptively simple question. The explanation is derived from a time where energy, in the form of food, was the most precious resource around. Throughout our evolutionary history, our bodies developed a way to build and maintain fitness when physical … Continue reading OUT OF SHAPE: WHY WE LOSE OUR FITNESS

UQ Science 2018 Roundup

by Jordan Pennells Scientific research at the University of Queensland is flourishing, with UQ being internationally ranked #1 in biodiversity conservation (CWUR 2017), #4 for agriculture (NTU 2018) and #7 for biotechnology (ARWU 2018). But why rely on these metrics when you can immerse yourself in the research itself. Throughout this article, I have recapped … Continue reading UQ Science 2018 Roundup

(Thread) Coral, microbiome & the philosophy of biological research

Read on Twitter! (1/12) V. thought provoking seminar today @TRI_info by Prof John Huss entitled ‘Ecological medicine & medical ecology’. Discussed were ecological strategies for #coralremediation and the #microbiome. But more interesting was unpacking the #philosophy of biological research!.... (2/12) The field of microbiome #research is still very young, and it’s hard to get a handle on what is established and where exactly … Continue reading (Thread) Coral, microbiome & the philosophy of biological research

How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Originally posted on the LIFE Apps science blog... By Jordan Pennells Investigation into the function and evolution of the human microbiome, our ‘old friends’ helping us unlock the nutritional benefits from a wider range of food sources, is leading to a revolutionary new understanding of the nutritional benefits of a high fiber diet. Plant fiber is … Continue reading How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Life Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging

Originally posted on the LIFE Apps science blog... By Jordan Pennells To take care of your health is to delay the inevitable biological deterioration of your body, to fight against the unyielding aging process. But there’s another way to view the process of aging, if we expand the time frame from an individual’s lifetime to evolutionary time. … Continue reading Life Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging