Higher rates of light physical activity and moderate-to-vigorous exercise were associated with a lower risk of death. Sedentary lifestyles were associated with a higher risk of death. The findings were consistent among women with different levels of genetic predispositions to longevity.
A new study reports that a new gene therapy shows promise in treating dry age-related macular degeneration. The gene therapy, ophNdi1, directly targets mitochondrial function that is malfunctioning in AMD.
A new genome-wide analysis of five reading and language based skills reveals a shared biological basis contributing to these skills.
Parents' genes linked to both cognitive and non-cognitive skills affect their child's educational outcomes, a new study reports.
Researchers created model embryos from mouse stem cells that form a beating heart, a brain, and the foundation for other organs. The new model provides a novel way for future researchers to create and research the earliest stages of development.
Young people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome have distinct and marked EEG differences in brain activity during sleep, which could influence psychiatric symptoms.
Epigenetic traces of childhood trauma can be used as biomarkers to predict the risk of addiction, depression, and a range of other physical and mental health issues 17 years later.
Axolotls have the ability to regenerate brain areas following an injury. Researchers have mapped cell types and genes associated with neurodegeneration in the axolotl brain, discovering some similarities in the human brain. The findings could pave the way for new neurodegenerative therapies.
Stool samples taken from Viking latrines allowed researchers to map the genome of the Whipworm parasite. The study maps the parasite's global spread and relationship with human beings.