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    The Surprising Ways Social Media Is Making Us Healthier

    Original @ Singularity Hub When you go to the doctor or the hospital and get your vitals checked, it’s safe to assume they’re recorded and processed as data. The same goes for your weight, imaging procedures like X-rays or MRIs, and any other routine or non-routine tests you undergo—it’s all part of the bigger picture of your health, and […] [...]

    Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, explains Gaurav Gulati,… [...]

    Exploring the genetics of glaucoma and retinal development

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Guillermo Oliver, PhD, the Thomas D. Spies Professor of Lymphatic Metabolism, recently published two studies related to the eye, one on retinal formation and the other on the genetics behind glaucoma. [...]

    Twin study finds genetics affects where children look, shaping mental development

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study co-led by Indiana University that tracked the eye movement of twins finds that genetics plays a strong role in how people attend to their environment. [...]

    Old human cells rejuvenated in breakthrough discovery on ageing

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A team led by Professor Lorna Harries, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter, has discovered a new way to rejuvenate inactive senescent cells. Within hours of treatment the older cells started to divide, and had longer telomeres -… [...]

    DNA correction mechanism is more efficient in the most important regions of the genome

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A study published by IRB Barcelona in Nature Genetics demonstrates that the error (mutation) surveillance and repair system shows greater efficiency in the protein-coding regions of genes. [...]

    Dental filling failure linked to smoking, drinking and genetics

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research shows that people who drink alcohol or men who smoke are more likely to suffer a failed dental filling. Strikingly, the research team also found that a genetic difference in some patients is associated with increased filling failure rates…. [...]

    New techniques give blood biopsies greater promise

    Original @ MIT News – Cancer Improved methods validate the use of blood samples for studying patients’ cancer genomes. [...]

    How convincing is a Y-chromosome profile match between suspect and crime scene?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories David Balding of the University of Melbourne, Australia and Mikkel Andersen of Aalborg University in Denmark have developed new, open-source software that can help understand how many people in a population will match a single Y-chromosome profile dete… [...]

    How convincing is a Y-chromosome profile match between suspect and crime scene?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories David Balding of the University of Melbourne, Australia and Mikkel Andersen of Aalborg University in Denmark have developed new, open-source software that can help understand how many people in a population will match a single Y-chromosome profile dete… [...]