Genetics

Has first person to live to be 150 been born?

Aging has been long believed to occur through accumulated mutations to DNA, which gradually interfere with the normal functioning of cells, tissues, and organs. In January, Harvard researchers reported that they'd turned ...

Ophthalmology

Aging eyesight issues and treatment

Diminishing eyesight is a common issue that occurs with age. While often unavoidable, routine eye checks are crucial.

Genetics

New insights into lithium's effectiveness for bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, a neuropsychiatric condition that includes manic and depressive episodes, affects about 1% of the population and is strongly influenced by genetics. About half of patients respond very well to lithium salts ...

Medical economics

Implementing personalized medicine in hospitals

Imagine a patient with a rare genetic disorder that makes their arms and legs have imprecise and slow movements. For years, the patient has faced serious restrictions in day-to-day life. They tried several treatments, but ...

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