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Exercise helps restore aged muscles

Much like parts on an older car become rusted and need to be replaced, muscle cells can accumulate damage which may contribute to declines in function with age. But instead of going to a mechanic, a trip to the gym may stimulate the replacement of... click to read more

  • Matthew Robinson | Assistant Professor at School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331, USA
  • Sreekumaran Nair | Professor at Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
Views 1341
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 20, 2018
Obesity: The heavyweight of cancer

Obesity rivals tobacco as the leading preventable risk factor leading to cancer and is associated with reduced patient survival. While most people are aware of the connection between smoking and cancer, the connection with obesity is currently underappreciated. In fact, it is estimated that obesity... click to read more

  • Daniela Quail | Assistant Professor at Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Oakley Olson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York, United States
  • Johanna Joyce | Professor at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Views 240
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 12, 2018
Alzheimer’s: A New Approach to Treating an Old Disease

"Memory is all we are. Take a man's memories and you take all of him." (Mark Lawrence). Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It is the only one of the top ten causes of death in the US for which there is... click to read more

  • Pamela Maher | Research Assistant at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Views 307
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 3, 2018
A new paradigm for metabolic health: reduced intake of dietary branched-chain amino acids

Obesity is an increasing problem worldwide. While even a modest reduction in weight can improve the health of overweight and obese people, and reduce the risk of developing associated diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, most people have trouble losing weight by cutting... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Assistant Professor at Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Healt, Madison, USA
Views 660
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 22, 2018
Finding Zika’s Achilles heel

Zika virus has been put in the spotlight after the large 2015 outbreak in Brazil. Infections have been seen in many other countries across the world, but so far there is no special treatment or vaccine available. Most of the people infected with Zika virus... click to read more

  • Beata Kusmider | PhD student at Department of Molecular Biology, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 458
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 13, 2018