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Jul 21, 2017------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

How telomeres protect cells from aging
Telomeres are molecular structures that exist at the "ends" of chromosomes. They have been compared to the plastic caps at the end of shoelaces which prevent the lace from unravelling.

Jul 20, 2017------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Clues link lack of carnitine with mild autism
Although in the 1980s, experts indicated a Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for carnitine was not needed as the human body makes its own, we now know 1 in 350 males cannot synthesize carnitine. Its time for the RDA on carnitine to be reviewed.

Jul 19, 2017------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Can we prevent aging?
It has been over a century since scientists first observed how a cell and its nucleus grow in a constant ratio to each other. A ratio that only deviates with the affects of aging or in cancers. So, it is hoped knowing precisely under what conditions this ratio changes will help us identify how and why our body degenerates with age and maybe lead to some slowing down of that process, or its prevention.

Jul 18, 2017------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

General anesthesia disrupts infant brain development
The U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) has recently issued a safety advisory warning against exposure to anesthetics and sedatives during the third trimester of prenancy and the first three years of life. These medications can have lasting adverse effects on intellectual function of the developing baby.

Jul 17, 2017------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Vaccines protect mice against Zika virus
Zika virus causes a mild, flu-like illness in most people, but to pregnant women the dangers are much worse. The virus can reduce fetal growth, cause microcephaly, an abnormally small head associated with brain damage, and even trigger miscarriage. Now, a study in mice shows females vaccinated before pregnancy and then infected with Zika, bear pups who show no trace of the virus.

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