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New Genetic Variant Associated With Extreme Old Age Discovered

<i>Summary: Researchers discover rare variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 are not only associated with extremely long lives, but also with reduced risk for</i> …

Columbia’s Linda P. Fried: Robust Research on Frailty

<b>It was thirty years ago that a committee of the Institute of Medicine first concluded that the Baby Boom generation constituted a huge, if not</b> …

Longevity

New Study Suggests We Don't Actually Need a Tetanus Booster Every 10 Years

The vaccine lasts longer than we thought.<p>We've all grown up knowing that we need to get a tetanus booster at least once a decade in order to be …

Zika may have flown to Brazil in 2013

The Zika virus may have hopped a ride on a 747 from Southeast Asia in 2013 to invade the Americas.<p>Oliver Pybus, an evolutionary biologist at the …

Viruses

Breakthrough made in cleft lip and palate research

Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with cleft lip and palate. Experts say the discovery is a step closer to …

Medicine

Beating Human Hearts Grown In Laboratory Using Stem Cells

Right now, there are 4,186 people waiting for a heart transplant in the U.S., but with a huge donor shortage not all of these patients are likely to …

Immortality

Scientists Have A More Precise Way To Measure Your Brain

A British company is making the device a reality<p>Measuring the activity of the brain can tell researchers a lot about how a healthy brain functions, as well as when the functioning is disrupted, whether by psychiatric disorders like depression or schizophrenia, or neurodegenerative diseases like …

Blood exerts a powerful influence on the brain

Blood tells a story about the body it inhabits. As it pumps through vessels, delivering nutrients and oxygen, the ruby red liquid picks up …

The Brain

Friedrich Serturner y las 72 horas de desenfreno que dieron origen a la morfina

1805, el opio y la adicción al alcohol se habían convertido en una durísima adicción. Ese mismo año, el químico alemán Friedrich Serturner intenta …

The NFL’s Concussion-Research Controversy, Explained

ESPN’s <i>Outside the Lines</i> had previously reported that the NFL had backed away from funding a major study looking at the relationship between football …

Research
Viruses

Doctor, meet my data

A better way to store, analyse and share health data online should strengthen the doctor-patient relationship (sponsored by Philips)

Digital Health

The Science of Concussion and Brain Injury

Heads Up—a much hyped new approach to tackling—seeks to avoid the most ferocious helmet-to-helmet collisions of football<p>January 1, 2014 — Larry …

The Brain

Researchers question design of fatal French clinical trial

UK's Royal Statistical Society among those demanding more information after the release of trial's protocol.<p>Scientists are voicing concerns over the …

Medicine

My Experience With Lymphoma

Navigating the ups and downs of a life-changing diagnosis.<p>Until the end of 2014 I thought that I was a healthy 66-year-old: normal blood pressure, not overweight, no prescription medications. I worked out at the gym regularly, and had missed hardly a day of work in over 35 years of teaching at …

Medicine

The Problem with Nature Therapy - Issue 32: Space

In a popular online video, <i>Nature Rx</i>, a depthless-eyed, rakishly bearded man prescribes nature as the drug of choice for your stress, cynicism, …

Pharma

Why we are losing the war on bugs

<b>Adult Intensive care ward at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, ©Chau Doan/Getty Images</b>In the infectious disease wards of Ho Chi …

Medicine

Brasil: autoridades sospechan que casi 4.000 bebés podrían sufrir microcefalia por el virus zika

Las autoridades sanitarias brasileñas creen que la cifra de recién nacidos afectados con malformaciones a causa del virus del zika puede ser mayor de lo que pensaban.<p>El Ministerio de Salud de Brasil indicó este miércoles que ha registrado un total de <b>3.893 casos sospechosos de microcefalia</b> desde que …

Sin riesgo no hay nuevos fármacos

El accidente en un ensayo clínico en Francia la semana pasada con una víctima mortal es el primero grave desde 2006 después de unos 12.500 …

Identifican proteína que detona enfermedades autoinmunes

Existe un gen dentro del cuerpo humano, llamado MIF, que se activa para poner en marcha el sistema de defensas o sistema inmune, pero cuando se …

No more needles at the dentist -- just a tiny electric current instead

If you’re scared of the dentist’s needles you’re not alone — but new research means you might not have to put off that appointment again. A study …

Digital diagnosis: intelligent machines do a better job than humans

Until now, medicine has been a prestigious and often extremely lucrative career choice. But in the near future, will we need as many doctors as we …

My Last Day as a Surgeon

<i>In May of 2013, the Stanford University neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. He was thirty-six years old. In his two remaining years—he died in March of 2015—he continued his medical training, became the father to a baby girl, and wrote</i> …

T.S. Eliot

EE UU recomienda a las embarazadas no viajar a países donde hay virus zika

Los expertos creen que el contagio está vinculado al nacimiento de niños con microcefalia<p>Estados Unidos recomienda a las mujeres embarazadas o que …

¿Qué tienen los vinilos que tanto nos apasionan?

En Estados Unidos las ventas crecieron un 52% en 2014. Hablamos con amantes de los discos y expertos de la industria sobre como se han convertido en …

Lumosity let you down? 7 proven strategies to keep your brain sharp

If you want to protect your brain, you don't need an app for it.<p>You may have heard developer Lumosity was fined a whopping $2-million by the FTC for claims it deceived customers into believing its computer games improve brain performance.<p>The good news: there are numerous, simple ways to sharpen …

La epidemia de violencia reduce la esperanza de vida en México

Un estudio estima que la lucha contra el narcotráfico, en la década pasada, disminuyó hasta en tres años la expectativa de vida<p>A más balas, menos …

Experts Argue That Cancer Screening Doesn't Save Lives

We live in a society that trumpets the benefits of early cancer detection and campaigns to get people tested. If a new analysis is correct, that …

Silvestra y Silvestre cumplen 103 años

Los dos ancianos se conocieron este verano en el hospital pero su salud ya ha mejorado<p>Silvestra tiene buen semblante. Está sentada al brasero, con su …