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Cryopreservation – News and Features

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Genetic Predisposition for Higher Muscle Strength Could Lower Disease Risk

A genetic predisposition for higher muscle strength predicts a longer lifespan and a lower risk for developing common diseases, reports a new study.
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Is Left-Handedness Tied to Your Genetics? Possibly, New Study Suggests

Why are some people right-handed, while others are left-handed? A new study has found left-handed people carry a specific genetic variation at a higher rate than righties.
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Nutrient Depletion Postpones Embryonic Development in Mice

Researchers at the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China, have discovered how nutrient depletion is sensed by embryos growing in hungry mouse mums to induce diapause.
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Physical Activity in the Evening Is Linked to Greater Health Benefits

Undertaking the majority of daily physical activity in the evening is linked to the greatest health benefits for people living with obesity, according to researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia.
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First Tandem Repeat Expansions Genetic Reference Map Built

The first genetic reference maps for short lengths of DNA repeated multiple times which are known to cause more than 50 lethal human diseases have been created.
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Genetic Variants in Two Genes Finds Six-Fold Impact on Obesity Risk

Cambridge researchers have identified genetic variants in two genes that have some of the largest impacts on obesity risk discovered to date.
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Aging-Related Risk Factors for Dementia Revealed in Study

Researchers have used data from UK Biobank participants to reveal that diabetes, traffic-related air pollution and alcohol intake are the most harmful out of 15 modifiable risk factors for dementia.
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Vitamin D and Aging: What’s the Latest Research?

The many benefits of vitamin D are causing this nutrient to take center stage in vitamin research. Renowned for its role in bone health, emerging research also highlights vitamin D's physiological effects on human health, including aging.
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Industry Insight

Breaking Barriers: The Challenges Faced by 6 Biotech Start-Ups in 2024

At the European Laboratory Research and Innovation Group’s (ELRIG) Research and Innovation 2024 event, we asked a selection of start-up companies in the biotech space the same question: what are the key challenges you currently face?
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Protein Found in Human Sweat May Protect Against Lyme Disease

Human sweat contains a protein that may protect against Lyme disease, according to a study. About one-third of the population carries a genetic variant of this protein that is associated with Lyme disease in genome-wide association studies.
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