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Archive for September, 2017

Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain’s aging process

The programme controls how and when brain genes are expressed at different times in a person’s life to perform a range of functions, the study found. Experts say the timing is so precise that they can tell the age of a person by looking at the genes that are expressed in a sample of brain [...]

Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function in later life

Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. An international study of 154,942 European children found that those who had had upper respiratory infections, such as colds, sinusitis, [...]

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Among 744 pregnant asthmatic women enrolled in the Management of Asthma During Pregnancy programme at the Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark, and who gave birth between 2007 and [...]

Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States. Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain; however, the impact of an individual’s body [...]

Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections

Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and pathogens is blocked when the sweet taste receptors are also stimulated. While glucose and other sugars are known to trigger these sweet taste receptors, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine [...]