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The naked mole rat: not just a pretty face

Monday, 28 October 2013

This peculiar animal hardly ages and never gets cancer. What is its secret?

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Gene doubles Alzheimer’s risk for African Americans

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

African Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than those without it, a new study has found.

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Loose ends of evolution make humans suffer

Monday, 18 February 2013

Culture is what helps us deal with the ‘scars of evolution’, said researchers during a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Alzheimer’s cases to triple by 2050

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Alzheimer’s disease cases in the U.S. will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesday that suggest there will be nearly 14 million sufferers by 2050.

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Australian hopes for wine with more health benefits

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.

Clues to mystery of heart regeneration failure in humans_COSMOS science magazine

Clues to mystery of heart regeneration failure in humans

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Why does adult human heart fail to regenerate following a heart attack? A new study may have found the answer to this long-standing puzzle by simulating human-like heart attacks in newborn and adult mice.

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The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

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