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Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?
 

Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?

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Using a new type of genetic engineering tool called epigenome editing in mice, scientists have restored irregularities in the developing brain that arise from a gene mutation. Share on PinterestNew research in mice suggests that gene editing could prevent br…

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer’s
 

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer’s

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Using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have been looking into a new approach to slow down the progression of this neurodegenerative disease a ketone ester-rich diet. Share on PinterestCould a new therapeutic approach help slow down Alzheimer…

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%
 

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and in the United States, specifically. New research finds that excessive sleep considerably raises the risk of this cardiovascular problem. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that p…

Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
 

Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

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After studying the process in mice and flies, scientists suggest that failure to transport the molecular machines that break down proteins in cells could lie at the heart of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Share on PinterestFa…

Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage
 

Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage

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In a new study, researchers have found the mechanisms through which high levels of blood lipids could lead to inflammation and, over time, more serious consequences, such as organ damage. Share on PinterestNew research shows how high blood fat levels can ind…

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost
 

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

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New research from the United Kingdom suggests that people who play in a brass band experience a wide array of mental and physical health benefits partly from playing an instrument, and, in part, thanks to the feeling of inclusion in a group. Share on Pinter…

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system
 

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

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New research in mice finds that taking the antibiotic vancomycin before underoing radiation therapy alters gram-positive bacteria in the gut, thus boosting the immune system and enhancing the antitumor effect of the treatment. Share on PinterestA common anti…

Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise
 

Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

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People who play sports appear to have an enhanced ability to process sounds from their environment, according to new research. Share on PinterestAthletes’ brains may be better at processing the sensory environment, new research suggests. Scientists at North…

Even ‘dead,’ this probiotic may be effective against inflammation
 

Even ‘dead,’ this probiotic may be effective against inflammation

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New research using roundworms and mice has shown that one probiotic of human origin does not have to be alive to reduce markers of inflammation and promote health. Share on PinterestEven when inactivated, a strain of Lactobacillus paracasei could reduce inf…

Global warming may cause birds to shrink
 

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

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As the planet continues to warm, researchers are increasingly pointing out the ways in which global warming will affect our health and that of the species around us. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that sparrows may have decreased in size due to glo…

Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning
 

Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning

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Companies in the United States that had been selling products derived from umbilical cord blood usually involving stem cells without approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have now received urgent warnings from the agency. Share on PinterestThe…

BPA levels in humans may be much higher than previously thought
 

BPA levels in humans may be much higher than previously thought

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After using a new method for assessing levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in the body, scientists suggest that human exposure to the industrial chemical is much higher than previous estimates have suggested. Share on PinterestPlastic water bottles often contain BPA…

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