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Ashkenazi Jewish founder mutation identified for Leigh Syndrome

Over 30 years ago, Marsha and Allen Barnett lost their sons to a puzzling childhood disease that relentlessly attacked their nervous systems and sapped their energy. After five-year-old Chuckie died suddenly in 1981, doctors provided a name for the disease: Leigh syndrome. Leigh syndrome is a complex disorder typically caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, the tiny […]

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Can Being Left-Handed Really Affect Mental Health?

Only about 10 percent is predominantly left-handed.(Getty Images) Kevin Denny, an economics professor at University College Dublin in Ireland, is not left-handed. Many years ago, though, he was staying with a friend in Kansas City, Missouri, who is left-handed. “He had a book on the subject. I got fascinated,” Denny says. “I eventually realized I […]

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Osteoporosis in Men: Undertreated and Overlooked

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 4 men will have an osteoporosis-related broken bone.(Getty Images) Osteoporosis is generally viewed as a woman’s disease, but men get it, too. While this fragile bone disease is indeed more common in women, there is increasing recognition that it strikes men more frequently than previously believed. Whereas […]

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This sport can slow the aging process.

Sports are essential for the sake of your body. Cellular, replicative aging is connected with lack of cell capability to divide. To date, scientists know little about how exactly exercise can slow lower aging at your bodies cells. The mechanisms accountable for the positive aftereffect of the exercises have yet to be fully studied. It’s […]

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How to Meet New People IRL, Based on Your Personality Type

Sure, lounging on the couch eating pizza and thinking up the world’s best Tinder line may sound like a great night, but you know what’s even more productive? Snagging a date in person. And yes, it’s still possible to meet someone without swiping right. There’s no denying that dating apps are convenient, but over time, […]

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A single missing gene leads to miscarriage

A single gene from the mother plays such a crucial role in the development of the placenta that its dysfunction leads to miscarriages. Researchers from the Medical Faculty of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have observed this in so-called knockout mice that were specifically modified for this purpose. These mice lack the gene for the transcription factor […]