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In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity’s role in human longevity

Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging...
10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Harvard University to Launch Center for Autism Research

New center for autism research will explore the basic biology of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders Scientists to study how genetic and environmental factors intersect to give rise to a family of dauntingly complex conditions affecting...
10-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Secret-Shopper-Style Study Shows Online Birth Control Prescription Overall Safe, Efficient

Secret-shopper-style study of nine Web-based and digital-app vendors of contraception scripts shows their services are overall safe and efficient Analysis also reveals reliable screening by vendors for contraindicated health conditions and...
23-Sep-2019 4:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Largest-Ever Ancient-DNA Study Illuminates Millennia of South and Central Asian Prehistory

Researchers analyzed the genomes of 524 never before-studied ancient people, including the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization Insights answer longstanding questions about the origins of farming and the source...
3-Sep-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Maps Genetics of Early Progression in TB

Study identifies possible gene variants that determine whether a person infected with TB will progress rapidly to active disease.
4-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Number of Years in NFL, Certain Positions Portend Greater Risk for Cognitive, Mental Health Problems in Former Players

Study shows link between longer NFL career and higher risk of cognitive, mental health problems Risk persisted over time, even 20 years following injury.
27-Aug-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussions Linked to Erectile Dysfunction in Former NFL Players

Former NFL players reporting concussion symptoms following head injury more likely to report erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels Players reporting the most concussion symptoms have nearly twice the risk of ED, compared with players...
26-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellows for First of Two Tracks

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2019 media fellows for the first of two thematic tracks this year: The Doctor and the Machine: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence in medicine (Sept. 9-13)
19-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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