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It's all in the genes: Researchers unravel genetic mechanism behind microbiome colonisation

It's all in the genes: Researchers unravel genetic mechanism behind microbiome colonisation | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A set of newly identified genes may explain how and why microbes are able to colonise our gut in a stable, say researchers.
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Impact of Oral Nutritional Supplementation on Hospital Outcomes

Impact of Oral Nutritional Supplementation on Hospital Outcomes | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Instrumental variables regression analysis indicated that inpatient oral nutritional supplement use decreased length of stay, episode cost, and 30-day readmission probability.
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This was a large retrospective study of over 1M patients. Nutritional supplements improved overall outcome fof hospitalization.

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Researchers grow human brains in a lab

Researchers grow human brains in a lab | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A team at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has succeeded in growing miniature human brains in a lab. While no on...
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Singularity University Graduates 2013 Class: Startups Emerge To Solve Major Health Problems

Singularity University Graduates 2013 Class: Startups Emerge To Solve Major Health Problems | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, the latest graduates of Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program presented their proposals for using accelerating technologies to solve major world problems.
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Three squares vs. a day of smaller meals: Which is better for healthy weight loss? - The Washington Post

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A hierarchical approach to 3D tissue engineering with preformed blood-vessel tissue | KurzweilAI

A hierarchical approach to 3D tissue engineering with preformed blood-vessel tissue | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Schematic diagram illustrating the concept of a prevascularized hydrogel. Adjacent fibers could be used to pattern other cell types around the
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Promising antibacterial coating created from green tea and salt

Promising antibacterial coating created from green tea and salt | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that dissolving polyphenols found in green tea in a saline solution instantly produces transparent, non-toxic coatings that kill...
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Brain circuit that controls anxiety levels discovered | KurzweilAI

Brain circuit that controls anxiety levels discovered | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The tips of long neuronal extensions from the amygdala (green) contact neurons of the hippocampus (blue). This communication pathway helps to modulate anxiety.
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Study Suggests Copper May Be the Culprit in Alzheimer’s Disease

Study Suggests Copper May Be the Culprit in Alzheimer’s Disease | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Rochester have pursued an increasingly common hypothesis that copper consumption may play a role in triggering Alzheimer’s disease.
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Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own

Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A growing number of researchers are looking to build hearts, like other organs, from biological tissue. Such hearts have the added benefit of using the patient’s own tissue, reducing the chance of rejection.
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A molecular ‘switch’ to reprogram control pathways in cells | KurzweilAI

A molecular ‘switch’ to reprogram control pathways in cells | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A modular technology that uses three biological components to control a signaling pathway inside a cell: the transducer (left), an RNA-based system that
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Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study

Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study.

 

The study's lead author cautioned, however, that the increase may not be noticeable for individual children and the researchers can't prove soda caused the bad behaviors.

 

 

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It's all in the genes: Researchers unravel genetic mechanism behind microbiome colonisation

It's all in the genes: Researchers unravel genetic mechanism behind microbiome colonisation | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A set of newly identified genes may explain how and why microbes are able to colonise our gut in a stable, say researchers.
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Spanish doctor performs first surgery transmitted live via Google Glass | KurzweilAI

Spanish doctor performs first surgery transmitted live via Google Glass | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Dr. Pedro Guillén, Head of Traumatology Service at Clínica CEMTRO in Madrid, is the first surgeon in the world to perform surgery transmitted live via
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Online tools may boost breast cancer patients' mood

Online tools may boost breast cancer patients' mood | Longevity science | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who created a personal website about their health reported feeling less depressed, more positive and having a greater appreciation for life in a small...
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Digital autopsy: Replacing scalpels with scanners

Digital autopsy: Replacing scalpels with scanners | Longevity science | Scoop.it
By using raw data from Multi Slice Computerized Tomography (MSCT) and processing it through sophisticated software on high performance computer systems, Mal...
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First surgery transmitted live via Google Glass | KurzweilAI

First surgery transmitted live via Google Glass | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Dr. Kaeding wearing Google Glass while performing surgery Dr. Christopher Kaeding, a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is the
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Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences | Longevity science | Scoop.it
New research demonstrates that it could be easy to trick the mind and trigger an out-of-body experience by getting a person to watch a video of themselves w...
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Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline

Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline | Longevity science | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, declines in thinking and memory that are often linked to later dementia happened faster in those who were depressed...
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Mobiserv robot designed to keep tabs on seniors

Mobiserv robot designed to keep tabs on seniors | Longevity science | Scoop.it
As part of the larger Mobiserv Project, a consortium of European research institutes and companies has created a robot designed to care for the elderly in t...
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New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise

New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A drug known as SR9009, which is currently under development at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), increases the level of metabolic activity in skeletal...
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Artichokes and celery kill pancreatic cancer cells, say researchers

Artichokes and celery kill pancreatic cancer cells, say researchers | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Celery and artichokes contain flavonoids that kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to researchers.
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Greek coffee drinking linked to longer island lives on Ikaria

Greek coffee drinking linked to longer island lives on Ikaria | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Greek scientists suggest that drinking their native coffee boiled could result in better cardiovascular health and help explain the long lives enjoyed by residents on the island of Ikaria.
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Exercise may cut endometrial cancer risk for heavy women

Overweight and obese women who get plenty of exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer than if they were sedentary, according to new research.

 

Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for heavy women, but there was no association between activity level and endometrial cancer risk for thinner women, Christina M. Dieli-Conwright of the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope in Duarte, California, and her colleagues found.

 

 

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