Tel Aviv University

Turning off the 'aging genes'

Restricting calorie consumption is one of the few proven ways to combat aging. Though the underlying mechanism is unknown, calorie restriction has been shown to prolong lifespan in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys, ...

Jan 02, 2014 4.8 / 5 (32) 11 | with audio podcast

Washing away painful wounds

More than six million people in the U.S. suffer from persistent wounds -- open sores that never seem to heal or, once apparently healed, return with a vengeance. The bedridden elderly and infirm are prone ...

Aug 26, 2009 5 / 5 (21) 1

How to destroy an asteroid

In the hit 1998 movie Armageddon, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck blew up an asteroid to save the world. While the film was science fiction, the chances of an asteroid hitting the Earth one day are very real ...

Dec 03, 2008 4.2 / 5 (21) 9