Cats! Do we need to say more? Maybe a little bit. The concept of reputation is used to pass information about someone’s behaviour without having to interact directly with that person. In other words, if someone is a bad person, you can be aware of it in advance, and also in the other way, if someone is good, it is good to know. Surprisingly, this not only applies to humans, it is also true between other animals like dogs, and in between dogs and humans (yes, your dog will tell other dogs if you are good or bad for him). The next experiment aims to study if this type of reputation knowledge applies also for cats, and if cats share the reputation with other cats, so they can know which human they can trust or which one they should avoid.
A group of scientist consider ageing as a disease and wants to treat it. The key solution? We don’t know yet, but what we know for sure is that regeneration will be an important part of the solution. Why some animals regenerate better than others? Why it is easier for them to recover completely from injuries, from amputated limbs… Why there is few examples among mammals? Wouldn’t be nice to come back from surgery without scars or permanent damage to internal organs? Solving these questions and others is the aim of the next project which is focused on one type of mammal that has the ability of regenerate. By backing this project you will contribute to expand your own life spam, isn’t it a good perspective to live more?
The next project is aimed to collect data about how panic attack reflect on heart rate and respiratory rate. I think the idea of using a mobile phone to track the symptoms and possibly (in the future) help people with a panic attacks has great advantages, for instance, if it happens in the middle of the night, your phone is always at hand and can be a great help.
There is a problem with fertilizers, we use too much, increasing food costs and polluting at the same time. If we find out the right amount to be used, we can improve production and decrease damage to the environment at the same time. This is the reason why the next project is important.
Gender discrimination is still a big problem nowadays, and is dragging us behind in the race to save the planet and ourselves. That is why identifying the areas where it is still a problem is important. The project this week aims to localize this problem inside editor boards in the field of mathematics.
Keeping an eye on our oceans health is mandatory if we want to keep living in this planet. That’s why I choose the next project.
The project this week aims to study a cell repair mechanism and how it affects the lifespan of the cell.