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Latest in Pathology & Lab Medicine

An article in BBC News reports on a study in Cell that has identified a possible cause of jet lag. Jet lag results from an inability to adapt to the differing light-dark cycles of different time zones. Though the exposure to light should allow our bodies to adapt to these new cycles, due to activity in...
A new study in Cell Reports has identified a gene associated with an increase in life-span. Scientists examined mice with two alleles for the mTOR gene, who express mTOR at a level 75% less of normal mice. They found that although these mice are smaller, they "do not demonstrate any alterations in...
Reuters reports that scientists in Austria have succesfully grown "mini brains" using stem cells. The study, published in Nature, showed that combining the stem cells with the appropriate nutrients for cell combination and organization allowed for the development of these mini organs. After a few months,...