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How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Views 1327
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
Overcoming this is going to be difficult: Suicide risk, stigma, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Suicide claims over 800,000 lives per year. Each suicide leaves behind an average of 6 suicide survivors, who often ponder what could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Many times, conversations about preventing suicide revolve around treating people's mental health. Indeed, while conditions... click to read more

Views 6245
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 19, 2021
When the girdle of social timing relaxes: Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on human sleep

Do you know these Monday mornings when the alarm clock shakes you out of sleep way too early, and you already yearn for the next weekend, when you can finally lie in again? Actually, this illustrates a common situation in modern societies, where internally or... click to read more

  • Christine Blume | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Chronobiology, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel; Transfaculty Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Marlene H. Schmidt | Graduate student at Centre for Chronobiology, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel; Transfaculty Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Views 3827
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 9, 2020
"Peeling back the onion": a multi-layered approach to understand the dynamics of sleep

We now know that a good night's sleep is essential for maintaining optimal brain functioning and health. Many will have experienced the acute detrimental effects of "pulling an all-nighter" on attention and performance, which are usually quickly remedied by sleep. Chronically curtailed or disrupted sleep... click to read more

  • Maxime Jan | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Paul Franken | Professor at Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Views 2840
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 17, 2019
The healthy happiness behind dog ownership

Dogs have been called man's best friend for several centuries and it is not uncommon to read about the stereotype benefits on health and well-being attributed to their companionship. Their presence in a home has been associated with longevity, less loneliness, better adaptation to living... click to read more

  • Mwenya Mubanga | PhD student at SciLifeLab, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Aug 16, 2018