Health Problems

Why can’t Bertrand Might cry? Scientists offer an answer: missing water channels

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that cells from children with NGLY1 deficiency—a rare disorder first described in 2012—lack sufficient water channel proteins called aquaporins. The discovery was published in Cell Reports and may help explain the disorder’s wide-ranging symptoms—including the inability to produce tears, seizures and developmental delays—and opens new […]

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A New Study Says Intermittent Fasting Might Help You Live Longer

One of the most often debated wellness trends of the last decade has been about intermittent fasting: Does it work? Does it foster healthy thinking about food and nutrition? A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who intermittent fast are seeing benefits in fighting heart disease, cancer, neurological […]

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Study sheds new light on how epigenetic events might spur disease

Scientists are increasingly tracing a variety of diseases back to the so-called epigenome, a type of indexing system imposed on DNA that dictates how genes should be read by the cells. Now, a new study finds that changes in two epigenetics mechanisms—DNA and histone methylation—may interact to spur disease. The scientists looked at two developmental […]

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How the eyes might be windows to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins to alter and damage the brain years—even decades—before symptoms appear, making early identification of AD risk paramount to slowing its progression. In a new study published online in the September 9, 2019 issue of the Neurobiology of Aging, scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say that, with […]

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Our Skulls Might Grow 'Horns' Because Of Our Cell Phone Addiction

Cell phones get blamed for increasing cancer risk, ruining dinner conversations, and now abnormal skull growth, according to a study. Published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, the research has recently been resurfaced in several news outlets. X-rays revealed that 41 percent of people between 18 and 30-years-old had bony lumps that look like […]