Research reveals stronger people have healthier brains
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A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.
Enduring cold temperatures alters fat cell epigenetics
17 minutes ago
A new study in fat cells has revealed a molecular mechanism that controls how lifestyle choices and the external environment affect gene expression. This mechanism includes potential targets for next-generation drug discovery ...
Zika presents hot spots in brains of chicken embryos
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Zika prefers certain "hot spots" in the brains of chicken embryos, offering insight into how brain development is affected by the virus.
Low-cost anti-hookworm drug boosts female farmers' physical fitness
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Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The benefits were seen even in ...
How environmental pollutants and genetics work together in rheumatoid arthritis
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It has been known for more than three decades that individuals with a particular version of a gene—human leukocyte antigen (HLA)—have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.
Low total testosterone in men widespread, linked to chronic disease
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A male's total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and muscle mass preservation, a new study finds. Low amounts of the hormone could also be associated with chronic disease, even among men 40 ...
How mental health diagnosis should be more collaborative
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Mental health diagnosis should be a collaborative and useful process, not a meaningless label - according to new research from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and the University of East Anglia.
Gene therapy for beta-thalassemia safe, effective in people
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In a powerful example of bench-to-bedside science showing how observations made in the lab can spark life-altering therapies in clinic, an international team of clinician-investigators has announced that gene therapy for ...
Just one concussion could raise Parkinson's risk
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If you've ever had a mild concussion, your risk of developing Parkinson's disease goes up by 56 percent, a new study of more than 300,000 U.S. veterans suggests.
Does pot really dull a teen's brain?
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Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests.