A single hormone that can help increase lifespan has been identified in mice

Low-protein diets seem to have incredible benefits for the health and lifespan of rodents, fruit flies, and yeasts. A new study in mice has just identified a single hormone essential to these curious anti-aging effects. The hormone is called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), and it is secreted by the liver. During the last years, … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

EU mulls insurance ban for ships carrying Russian oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring vessels carrying Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled his military invasion of Ukraine. “Indeed, that would be a very big obstacle to the export of Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, managing director of First … Read more

Are you still doing business in Russia? Good luck renewing your insurance.

The port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Zuma Press More … than 750 western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their areas fall under Western sanctions. Others left voluntarily and were hailed for standing up for democracy. Their departure may have another, less noble reason: Russia … Read more

Here’s What This Controversial New Time-Restricted Diet Study Really Shows

Results of a new weight loss study were published this week, making headlines proclaiming intermittent fasting “is not a magic diet trick after all“. The researchers aimed to test whether adding a restriction on the time of day you were allowed to eat (or not) to the usual low-calorie (or kilojoule) diet led to greater … Read more

Here’s What This Controversial New Time-Restricted Diet Study Really Shows

Results of a new weight loss study were published this week, making headlines proclaiming intermittent fasting “is not a magic diet trick after all“. The researchers aimed to test whether adding a restriction on the time of day you were allowed to eat (or not) to the usual low-calorie (or kilojoule) diet led to greater … Read more