Neuroscience

No genetic clock for neuron longevity

(Medical Xpress)—People are living longer than ever before, thanks to medical and technological advances. Unfortunately, aging can be associated with a decrease in brain function. This is because, unlike other cells in ...

Medical research

Breath analysis workshop for biomedicine, security

(Medical Xpress)—The Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of California, Davis and the Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, will host the 2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Fairmont ...

Medical research

First US embryonic stem cell trial is halted

The first-ever trial using human embryonic stem cells to treat paralysis has been halted due to high costs and the company will focus instead on new cancer treatments, Geron said Tuesday.

Cardiology

Taking more steps daily may lead to a longer life

Taking more steps per day, either all at once or in shorter spurts, may help you live longer, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer trend analysis to assist prevention measures

The past century or so has seen unprecedented technological, scientific and sociological evolution worldwide. These have accompanied global shifts in people's lifestyles and rapid changes in the environment, both natural ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nobel laureates say 'political will' needed to end virus outbreaks

Technological advancements and international cooperation have accelerated scientific understanding of COVID-19 but it will take political will to end virus outbreaks, the new Nobel laureates in medicine said Monday.

Health

Meat-free champions lick their lips as market booms

Beef-free burgers, egg-free omelettes and milk-free ice cream—meat and dairy alternatives have shot to the top of the menu, and producers are facing up to the challenges of going mainstream.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Study: Cents make sense for physical activity

It may take only a handful of change to make a lifetime of positive changes in the lives of many when it comes to sustaining physical activity, according to a Western-led study.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

50 is the new 40 for safe childbirth, according to researchers

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center researchers have determined that it is as safe to give birth after age 50 as age 40 without endangering the mother or the baby.

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