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Cryopreservation – News and Features

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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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Double Jointedness May Be Linked to Higher Risk of Long COVID

People who are ‘double jointed,’ a condition formally known as generalised joint hypermobility, may be at heightened risk of long COVID, suggests a case-control study published in the open access journal BMJ Public Health.
A woman holding her stomach in pain.

Endometriosis: What’s the Latest Research?

Endometriosis represents a multifaceted challenge affecting millions of individuals globally. Recent studies have massively advanced our understanding of how the condition affects individuals and is helping to improve the lives of those affected.
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Gut Bacteria in Newborns Produce Serotonin To Educate Immune Cells

New research has revealed that unique bacteria colonize the gut shortly after birth and produce serotonin to educate gut immune cells, preventing allergic reactions to food and the bacteria themselves.
Monkey pox virus.

Mpox DNA Detectable in the Body up to 4 Weeks After Symptoms Begin

DNA from the mpox virus can be found in different parts of the body for up to four weeks after symptom onset, according to a study led by researchers at Unity Health Toronto
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Chornobyl Worms’ DNA Unharmed by Chronic Radiation

A new study led by researchers at New York University finds that exposure to chronic radiation from Chornobyl has not damaged the genomes of microscopic worms living there today.