Medical research

Epigenetic clock predicts life expectancy

UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath led a team of 65 scientists in seven countries to record age-related changes to human DNA, calculate biological age and estimate a person's lifespan. A higher biological age—regardless of chronological ...

16 hours ago
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Cell pH regulation revealed

Most physiological processes are pH-sensitive, and pH within individual cells in skeletal muscles (pHi) must be carefully regulated to maintain normal cellular functioning. During intensive exercise, and also in certain diseases, ...

19 hours ago
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Engineered blood vessels grow in lambs

In a hopeful development for children born with congenital heart defects, scientists said Tuesday they had built artificial blood vessels which grew unaided when implanted into lambs, right into adulthood.

Sep 27, 2016
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Vigilin, the lock keeper

ETH researchers have discovered a molecule in liver cells that controls the release of fat into the bloodstream. This "lock keeper" is present in large quantities in overweight people and leads indirectly to vascular narrowing.

Sep 27, 2016
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