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Archive for September 7th, 2017

Reconstructing life at its beginning, cell by cell

After 13 rapid divisions a fertilized fly egg consists of about 6,000 cells. They all look alike under the microscope. However, each cell of a Drosophila melanogaster embryo already knows by then whether it is destined to become a neuron or a muscle cell — or part of the gut, the head, or the tail. Now, Nikolaus [...]

Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease

Staying in education is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published by The BMJ. The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a substantial amount, say the [...]

New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disorders

Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior–and may lead to new discoveries in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders, according to a review and update in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [...]

More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support for the consistent use of [...]

New assessment predicts fracture risk for patients in long-term care

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research have developed and validated a new assessment to predict the risk of falls in long-term care patients. The study on the assessment titled “Fracture Risk Assessment in Long-term Care (FRAiL)” was published today in the Journal of Gerontology Medical Science. The FRAiL model was developed by following a [...]