Genetics

Study identifies genetic markers related to leadership

A new study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has identified the locations of nine significant genetic markers associated with leadership. For the first time, this allows researchers to examine ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obesity may increase risk of some female reproductive disorders

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing female reproductive disorders, however, the roles and mechanisms of obesity in the cause(s) of reproductive conditions are unclear. A study publishing February 1st ...

Health

How vitamin D delivers on cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you're down on this essential nutrient, it's not only your bones that could suffer, but ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain cholesterol regulates Alzheimer's plaques, study reveals

A team co-led by scientists at Scripps Research has used advanced imaging methods to reveal how the production of the Alzheimer's-associated protein amyloid beta (Aβ) in the brain is tightly regulated by cholesterol.

Medical research

Parkinson's disease: Blood changes may occur years before diagnosis

Although Parkinson's disease affects around 1%-2% of people over the age of 65, there is currently no cure. And by the time it is diagnosed—typically by identifying problems with movement, such as slower movements and tremors—the ...

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