Elysium’s science publication, featuring long-form journalism, interviews with eminent scientists, and explainers on big issues in science.
Do the Caps of Your Chromosomes Hold the Secret to More Years?
After 40 years, leading scientists in the field of telomere research are getting closer to finding therapeutics that could treat diseases of aging, if not aging itself.
The 9 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs and Advances of 2018
This year we saw remarkable gains in unraveling the mysteries of why we age and firsts in cancer therapies, organ transplants, and genetically altered offspring. Here’s our list of top discoveries with a lens on human health.
Will Ancestral Microbes Help Cure Modern Diseases?
Our rampant overuse of antibiotics may be putting us and our future children at risk for “modern plagues.” We spoke with infectious disease expert Martin Blaser about the dark side of a miracle medicine, the hygiene hypothesis, and what it will take to save the next generation’s microbiome.
Your Microscopic Ancestor From a Billion Years Ago Helps Brew Beer and Study Genomics
Best known for helping to make bread and beer, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, or yeast, is beloved by scientists for bursting open entirely new fields of biology and genomics. Here’s a close look at how the pioneer organism has solidified its place in modern science.