Bar Ilan University
Sleep is a crucial biological phase, but exactly why almost every organism needs it remains mysterious. Now a study has uncovered a new piece of the puzzle, finding that a protein involved in DNA repair signals the brain when it’s time to sleep.
Our health inevitably declines as we age, but maybe we can slow it down. A new study has found that boosting a certain gene in mice can increase their lifespan and keep them in better health for longer by mimicking the effects of caloric restriction.
Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at Israel's Bar Ilan University have developed a prototype contact lens which processes digital images and translates them into tactile sensations to be felt on the user's cornea, allowing them to form a picture of their physical surroundings.