Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Research led by Dr Helene Plun-Favreau (UCL Institute of Neurology) has discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers from…

Nick Lane: Is complex life a freak accident?

By George Wigmore, on 31 January 2012 “In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.” While the above Douglas Adams quote may aptly describe the prevailing universal sentiment, we still continue to search the skies with SETI for…