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TAU study finds hyperbaric oxygen treatments halt aging of blood cells and reverse aging process

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological sense, the adults’ blood cells actually grow younger as the progress of the treatment. The researchers […]

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Neurons stripped of their identity are hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have identified new Alzheimer’s disease mechanisms in neurons. The scientists have discovered that changes in the structure of chromatin, a tightly coiled form of DNA, trigger neurons to lose their specialized function and revert to an earlier cell state. That results in the loss of synaptic connections, an effect […]

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Neurons stripped of their identity are hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have identified new Alzheimer’s disease mechanisms in neurons. The scientists have discovered that changes in the structure of chromatin, a tightly coiled form of DNA, trigger neurons to lose their specialized function and revert to an earlier cell state. That results in the loss of synaptic connections, an effect […]

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NASA-funded project uses images from space to study underwater volcanoes

Vanderbilt Earth scientists have received funding from NASA to use satellite imagery to examine underwater volcanic eruptions’ ripple effect on the planet’s atmospheric processes.    According to Kristen Fauria, assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences, more than 80 per cent of volcanic eruptions occur in the oceans. Despite their significant impact on the environment, she said, […]

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Study: Solar Geoengineering May Not be a Long-Term Solution for Climate Change

Seeding the atmosphere with aerosols would not prevent high atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from destabilizing low-lying clouds, opening the door to extreme warming Pumping aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, thus cooling Earth, is one last-ditch method for dealing with climate change. According to new research from Caltech, however, such solar geoengineering may fail […]

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Study explores sleep apnea, autoimmune disease link

New research by University of Georgia scientists sheds light on why people with obstructive sleep apnea may have associated autoimmune disorders. The results could lead to better approaches to treatment and possibly new drug therapies. The study, led by Bradley Phillips, builds on previous research showing that obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk for autoimmune diseases. Immune […]

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Study: How saliva is made

In the TV series, “How It’s Made,” viewers often discover that common objects like pencils or rubber bands are quite complicated to make. The show walks people through complex production processes that lie behind familiar items. A new paper in the journal Cell Reports does the same for saliva. The study breaks down, in detail, where the […]