JoVE stats: blogosphere and Nature News traffic before official launch

The first official issue of the new biological video protocol site JoVE or Journal of Visualized Experiments will be available today 11 pm EST, November 30, 2006. The graph shows November traffic in term of unique visitors, first 2.5 weeks mainly uploaders, authors, editors and editors’ friends used the page, from 17th there was a… Continue reading JoVE stats: blogosphere and Nature News traffic before official launch

Human heart mitochondria and nitric oxide production: hard work

I’ve almost missed the publication of an article by our group back home, in Budapest which is my first real first author peer-review article published in Life Sciences, impact factor, 2.512 as of 2005. The peer-review process was hard (illustration: me under the hood) and bloody, because it is a negative result, so you have… Continue reading Human heart mitochondria and nitric oxide production: hard work

hESCs derived from single blastomere by Lanza et al.: second trial in Nature with success

In science you can always correct yourself. In stem cell research it is of utmost importance to correct what you’re claiming, if you’ve claimed it not accurately enough before. Now in November 23 Nature magazine the Lanza group has a corrected manuscript on Human embryonic stem cell lines derived from single blastomeres on the possibility… Continue reading hESCs derived from single blastomere by Lanza et al.: second trial in Nature with success

Moderate life extension: yes, maximum: no, interview with Huber Warner

Huber R. Warner is a biochemist by profession and he initiated and participated in the development of many research areas including: cellular senescence, oxidative stress, apoptosis, functional genomics, the intervention testing program, and premature aging models. He currently serves on the editorial board of Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, is the editor of the Journal… Continue reading Moderate life extension: yes, maximum: no, interview with Huber Warner

New key protein player in mitochondrial fission and fusion: make or break

Regulators of the balance between mitochondrial fusion and fission events are of special interest. November 27, Journal of Cell Science: Katsuyoshi Mihara and colleagues identified a mammalian protein – mitofusin-binding protein (MIB) – that regulates mitochondrial fusion by interacting with mitofusins (Mfns), mitochondrial outer-membrane GTPases that are required for mitochondrial fusion. Overexpressed MIB induces mito… Continue reading New key protein player in mitochondrial fission and fusion: make or break

Questions to contra life extensionists: rational pitfalls

Critical thinking is crucial to every successful scientific and technological project. In order to consider any attempt to the extension of life in details,we have to take a look at the other side of the coin. So in the future I try to blogterview some experts, scholars, philosophers, activists, …who are opposing some concrete points… Continue reading Questions to contra life extensionists: rational pitfalls

Valley Brats in Rolling Stone’s Tech Issue: trends in journalism (weekend off)

And now for something completely different! Sometimes life is just simply life for me without any extension. This is Life.exe. So at the weekends during the largely dead webtimes, I’ll blog about other things than stem cells, regenerative medicine, maximum life extension and biotech. This week offstory is a report, which shows the transformation of… Continue reading Valley Brats in Rolling Stone’s Tech Issue: trends in journalism (weekend off)