Medical research

Body clock link to steroids discovered

Professor David Ray, from The University of Manchester, lead the research which found that out of 752 genes which regulate lungs in mice, 230 genes work only in the day and only 197 at night.

Immunology

Human MAIT cells sense the metabolic state of enteric bacteria

A little-explored group of immune cells plays an important role in the regulation of intestinal bacteria. Changing metabolic states of the microbes have an effect on defense cells at different stages of alert or rest, as ...

Genetics

Diet success may depend on your DNA

We can add one more thing to the list of traits affected by genetics: how our bodies respond to a particular diet.

Health

Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the US

Babies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a new study. For example, life expectancy at birth in Owsley County, Kentucky, was 72.4 ...

Health

Study targets indigenous disease prevention

A multinational study, led by Dr Lee Stoner, has identified key priorities that could help prevent heart disease and obesity-related diabetes in indigenous populations.

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