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Published Cracking the code of neurodegeneration: New model identifies potential therapeutic target (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have developed an innovative neural cell culture model, shedding light on the intricate mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration. Their research pinpointed a misbehaving protein as a promising therapeutic target in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Published Blood test could determine diabetes risks (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A blood test could potentially be used to assess a patient's risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.
Published How AI can help spot early risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have found a way to predict Alzheimer's Disease up to seven years before symptoms appear by analyzing patient records with machine learning.
Published Mapping potential pathways to MND treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have mapped out the proteins implicated in the early stages of motor neurone disease (MND). They have developed a longitudinal map of the proteins involved in MND across the trajectory of the disease, identifying potential therapeutic pathways for further investigation.
Published Fasting-like diet lowers risk factors for disease, reduces biological age in humans (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat in humans, resulting in a lower biological age, according to a new study.
Published More intense exercise reduces post-concussion anxiety in teens (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Returning to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) after a concussion may play a vital role in helping teens feel less anxious while recovering from the injury, according to a new study.
Published Wildfires linked to surge in mental health-related emergency department visits (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new studyshows wildfires lead to an increase of anxiety-related emergency department visits in the western United States, amplifying the concerning parallel trajectory of two escalating public health crises -- mental health and climate change.
Published Women get the same exercise benefits as men, but with less effort (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows there is a gender gap between women and men when it comes to exercise. The findings show that women can exercise less often than men, yet receive greater cardiovascular gains.
Published Newly discovered genetic markers help pinpoint diabetes risks, complications (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In the largest genome-wide association study to date on Type 2 diabetes, a team of international researchers has located 1,289 genetic markers associated with Type 2 diabetes (145 of which are newly identified) and generated risk scores for diabetes complications.
Published Flu vaccines were effective in 2022-2023 flu season, studies find (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The prospect of the worrisome triple threat of COVID, RSV and flu was assuaged last year by the effectiveness of flu vaccines. Two recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's VISION Network have found that flu vaccines were effective for all ages against both moderate and severe flu in the U.S. during the 2022-2023 flu season.
Published Link between high levels of niacin -- a common B vitamin -- and heart disease, study suggests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circulating levels of 4PY were strongly associated with development of heart attack, stroke and other adverse cardiac events in large-scale clinical studies. The researchers also showed in preclinical studies that 4PY directly triggers vascular inflammation which damages blood vessels and can lead to atherosclerosis over time.
Published New study analyzes link between digit ratio and oxygen consumption in footballers (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The efficiency of oxygen supply to tissues is a factor in the severity of important diseases such as Covid-19 and heart conditions. Scientists already know that the relationship between the length of a person's index and ring fingers, known as the 2D:4D ratio is correlated with performance in distance running, age at heart attack and severity of Covid-19.
Published Heart attack significantly increases risk of other health conditions (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Having a heart attack significantly increases the risk of developing other serious long-term health conditions, a major new study shows. Researchers analyzed more than 145 million records covering every adult patient admitted to hospital in England over a nine-year period to establish the risk of long-term health outcomes following a heart attack -- in the largest study of its kind. Up to a third of patients went on to develop heart or kidney failure, 7% had further heart attacks and 38% died from any cause within the nine-year study period. Heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, severe bleeding, kidney failure, type 2 diabetes and depression all occurred more frequently for people who had a heart attack compared with those who did not.
Published Chronic fatigue syndrome: Number of patients is expected to double due to long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The number of ME/CFS patients is expected to rise drastically due to long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists have now identified possible biomarkers that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of long-lasting and debilitating fatigue.
Published Burnout: Identifying people at risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a new tool that can help identify the early warning signs of burnout.
Published Helping caregivers help people with dementia eat at home (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study has laid the groundwork for a future intervention designed to help caregivers establish a safe and workable mealtime routine for people with dementia living at home.
Published School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise, study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
School uniforms could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, according to a new study. The study used data about the physical activity of more than a million five-to-17-year-olds in 135 countries. In countries where a majority of schools require students to wear uniforms, fewer young people are meeting the World Health Organization's recommendations for physical activity (60 minutes per day). Fewer girls are meeting the guidelines than boys -- with a standard gap of 7.6 percentage points between boys and girls.
Published Exposure to Agent Orange damages brain tissue in ways similar to Alzheimer's disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Agent Orange, an herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is a known toxin with wide-ranging health effects. Even though Agent Orange has not been used for decades, there is increasing interest in its effects on the brain health of aging veterans. A new study reveals the mechanisms by which Agent Orange affects the brain and how those processes can lead to neurodegenerative diseases. The research shows that exposures to Agent Orange herbicidal chemicals damage frontal lobe brain tissue of laboratory rats with molecular and biochemical abnormalities that are similar to those found in early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Published Clinical trial shows rheumatoid arthritis drug could prevent disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could also prevent the disease in individuals deemed to be at risk.
Published Protein modifications key influencers in neurodegenerative diseases (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Exploring the post-translational modifications of a key protein in Parkinson's disease, researchers uncover potential pathways for future therapies in neurodegenerative diseases in general.