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November 18, 2019

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Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often ... read more
Scientists have used single-cell RNA analysis to find that supercentenarians -- meaning people over the age of 110 -- have an excess of a type of immune cell called cytotoxic ... read more
Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the ... read more
Researchers have found that the type of sleep most apt to calm and reset the anxious brain is deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow-wave sleep, a state ... read more
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Switching to Renewable Energy Could Save Thousands of Lives in Africa

New research finds that if Africa chooses a future powered by fossil fuels, nearly 50,000 people could die prematurely each year from fossil fuel emissions by 2030, mostly in South Africa, Nigeria ... read more

AI Could Transform How We Monitor the Structural Health of Civil Infrastructure

Scientists have developed a new machine learning algorithm (AI) that could transform the way we monitor major infrastructure - such as dams and ... read more

People in Counties With Worse Economies Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease

Communities in the United States that experienced the most economic distress in the wake of the Great Recession saw a significant increase in death rates from heart disease and strokes among ... read more

Opioid Prescription Doses Are Increasingly Being Tapered, Often More Rapidly Than Recommended

Stigma and safety fears have made daily dose tapering of opioid prescriptions more common. New research, however, shows tapering can occur at rates as much as six times higher than recommended, ... read more

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective at Lowering Bad Cholesterol, Study Shows

Twice-yearly injections of an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran, were effective at reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often called bad cholesterol, in patients ... read more

Possible New Treatment Strategy Against Progeria

Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. In a study on mice ... read more

Clearing Damaged Cells out of the Body Helps Heal Diabetics' Blood Vessels

New research shows that ramping up one of the body's waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of ... read more

Researchers Discover New Mutations in Gene Associated With Disease That Causes the Heart to Weaken

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease ... read more

Omega-3 Shows Protection Against Heart Disease-Related Death, Without Prostate Cancer Risk

A research team identified 87 patients who were part of the Intermountain INSPIRE Registry and had developed prostate cancer. These patients were also tested for plasma levels of docosahexaenoic acid ... read more

Better Understanding of Soft Artificial Muscles

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to design and ... read more

New Finding Offers Possibility for Preventing Age-Related Metabolic Disease

A study has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a finding that could offer new treatment possibilities for improving metabolic health, thereby reducing the likelihood ... read more

How Fibrosis Progresses in the Human Lung

A study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the ... read more

New Cell Therapy Improves Memory and Stops Seizures Following TBI

Researchers have developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain ... read more

Fecal Transplantation to Treat Patients With Parkinson's Disease: Hope or Hype?

Constipation is a common complaint in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Fecal microbiome transplantation (FMT) and pre- and probiotics are potential options for treating constipation and ... read more

Many Patients With iNPH Develop Alzheimer's Disease, Too

Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The researchers were able to predict the ... read more

Early DNA Lineages Shed Light on the Diverse Origins of the Contemporary Population

A new genetic study demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was inhabited by separate and differing populations, all of them influencing the gene pool of modern Finns. The study is so ... read more

Mapping Disease Outbreaks in Urban Settings Using Mobile Phone Data

A new study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital ... read more

Scientists Discover How the Molecule-Sorting Station in Our Cells Is Formed and Maintained

A recent study by a group of scientists has revealed that a different mechanism is responsible for the formation and maintenance of the cell organelle called endosome that sorts and distributes ... read more

Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Cardiology Follow-Ups May Safely Save Families Time, Cost

Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the new ... read more

Scientists Close in on Malaria Vaccine

Scientists have taken another big step forward towards developing a vaccine that's effective against the most severe forms of ... read more

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