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One night of sleep loss can alter clock genes in your tissues

Uppsala University, 21-Jul-2015
Swedish researchers at Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found that genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single night of sleep, in a study that is to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

New research investigates the benefits of walnuts on age-related health issues

Edelman Seattle, 4-Apr-2016
Experimental Biology 2016 presents new abstracts on walnut consumption and healthy aging, as well as gut health, hunger and satiety, and metabolic health

Low childhood vitamin D linked to adult atherosclerosis

The Endocrine Society, 10-FEB-2016
Washington, DC--Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

'Bad luck' of random mutations plays predominant role in cancer, study shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine, 1-Jan-2015
Johns Hopkins Medicine is gratified by the responses and discussion generated by Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein's research paper, "Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions," published in Science on Jan. 2, 2015, and a news release describing the work, "Bad Luck of Random Mutations Plays Predominant Role in Cancer, Study Shows."

Vanderbilt study shows poor heart function could be major risk for Alzheimer's disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 3 <AR 2015
A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.