Aging affects everyone, right down to our genetic core, but there’s plenty of evidence showing that each individual experiences the effects of age differently. As it turns out, some people are predisposed to a less disruptive (a kinder, gentler) aging process. New research hopes to uncover why that is.
Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK Biobank analysis may not help to silence-the-snooze of your significant other, the insights published today are interesting, nonetheless. The observational and genetic study of 400,000 snoring and non-snoring participants using data from the UK […]
The epigenetics of people who use exclusively use vape pens versus cigarettes has been examined for the first time. Key epigenetic modifications were identified that were shared between vapers and smokers that are a hallmark of lung cancer. Vaping which has been generally marketed as a less dangerous alternative to smoking, has become increasingly popular […]
A cancer-fighting compound has been found to also reduce fat in obese mice and could potentially help 93 million obese Americans fight their fat. Eric Prossnitz and his team at the University of New Mexico, USA discovered that the G-1 compound currently in clinical trials for breast cancer can also reduce fat and eliminate diabetes in mice.
A new study carried out at Western’s Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory in Canada has shown that exercise can improve attention and alertness even more so than caffeine. The team compared exercise and caffeine head-to-head in the first investigation of its kind, showing that both can be used to improve certain aspects of cognition.
A study published in Scientific Reports examined nearly 1,400 mother-child pairs from a multi-centre European birth cohort and found that childhood obesity was associated with shorter telomeres. Telomere length is a useful biomarker of biological ageing, as shorter telomeres are associated with a wide range of diseases. These encompass cancer, premature ageing, and obesity.