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Older Adults With Long-Term Alcohol Dependence Lose Neurocognitive Abilities

Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies ..

BIOENGINEERING

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Mice born from ‘tricked’ eggs

Eggs can be ‘tricked’ into developing into an embryo without fertilisation, but the resulting embryos, called parthenogenotes, die after a few days because key developmental processes requiring input ..

UCLA researchers use stem cells to grow 3-D lung-in-a-dish

Credits: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center 3-D bioengineered lung-like tissue (left) resembles adult human lung (right).By coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them..

Sixteen MIT grad students named Siebel Scholars for 2017

Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2017 cohort of Siebel Foundation Scholars hailing from the world’s top graduate programs in business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science. ..

NEUROSCIENCE

Older Adults With Long-Term Alcohol Dependence Lose Neurocognitive Abilities

Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies ..

Health benefits of evening classes revealed

Those with a taste for adult education classes have long known it, but now Oxford University scientists have confirmed that taking part in the weekly sessions can boost wellbeing — regardless of the s..

HEALTH

Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to produce the first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas. They have also revealed differences in gen..

Researchers find a potential signature of cognitive function in people living with HIV

UH researchers have identified a unique epigenetic footprint in specific types of immune cells from blood that can identify individuals with HIV that have a range of impairments in cognitive function...

Science can shape healthy city planning

Previous studies have shown a correlation between the design of cities and growing epidemics of injuries and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. A three-part series p..

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