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We Haven’t Reached the Maximum Human Lifespan Yet

A new study analyzed the mortality of older people in 19 countries and how the increase in mortality rates by age differed between cohorts born in different years.
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How To Interpret Incidentally Found Gene Variants

A new American Heart Association scientific statement helps interpret gene variants found incidentally through genetic testing that may be associated with cardiovascular disease risk.
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Brain Signal Analysis Can Categorize Different Types of Depression

A new method of detecting anxious and non-anxious depression using brain signal processing has been developed by biomedical engineers at the University of Surrey.

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Hailey-Hailey Disease Protein Structure Deciphered

Scientists have uncovered information on the structure of the protein involved in Hailey-Hailey disease, a rare inherited condition characterized by patches of blisters appearing mainly in the skin folds of the armpits, groin and under the breasts.
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Protein Complex That Prevents the Repair of Genome Damage Successfully Inhibited

Researchers have shown that normal body cells can be repaired better once the DREAM protein complex, which prevents the activation of all available repair mechanisms complex, has been deactivated.

A Meta-Scale Approach to Quantifying the Human Proteome

A new study released today in the journal Nature Biotechnology outlines a meta-scale approach to quantifying the human proteome and the massive number of protein variants produced by the human body.
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New Sensor Tests Sweat for Cortisol and Provides Result in Eight Minutes

A new sensor has been developed that can test sweat for cortisol, a key marker for many illnesses.
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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Genome Has Been Sequenced

An international team of scientists has sequenced DNA from five locks of Beethoven’s hair that were collected in the last seven years of his life. The research, published in Current Biology, offers new insights into the renowned German composer’s health difficulties and ancestry.
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Nano-Sized Sensor Can Detect Protein Biomarkers With Single-Molecule Precision

A team of researchers have devised a tiny, nano-sized sensor capable of detecting protein biomarkers in a sample at single-molecule precision.
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Age-Induced Changes to Sperm Contribute to Offspring's Disease Risk

Researchers performed reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) on 73 sperm samples of males attending a fertility center in Germany. Collectively, their data support the conclusion that age-induced methylation changes in the sperm epigenome contribute to the increased offspring disease susceptibility for neurodevelopmental disorders.