The disturbing reason a man’s voice mysteriously went hoarse for a year

The disturbing reason a man’s voice mysteriously went hoarse for a year

Over the course of a year, a man’s voice became progressively hoarser and his speech became shrill and grating, but he didn’t know why. On examining the man, doctors discovered the reason: fungi were growing in his throat. According to the report of the man’s case, published Thursday August 4 in the newspaper JAMA Otorhinolaryngology–Head … Read more

‘Zombie cells’ are still alive but can’t function, and they accumulate as we age

‘Zombie cells’ are still alive but can’t function, and they accumulate as we age

According to our study recently published in Structural and Molecular Biology of Nature. When cells prepare to divide, their DNA is tightly wrapped around proteins to form chromosomes that provide structure and support for genetic material. At the ends of these chromosomes are repeating segments of DNA called telomeres that form a protective cap to … Read more