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How to combat the effects of aging on your skin

While it’s often hard to appreciate our aging skin, it does tell a story. It speaks of our family heritage: Genetic code mostly drives the development of lines. It can also say something about our lives, like how we enjoyed the great outdoors or used facial expressions to show feelings. Love your skin’s story or […]

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Low potassium levels linked to water balance disorder more prevalent in women

The kidneys become resistant to the water-balance hormone vasopressin within just a few days of potassium deficiency being detected in the blood, according to a new research article published in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology. Scientists also discovered females drop blood potassium faster than males, making them more prone to develop this disorder. The […]

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Novel structure found in tumor cells may open door to new kinds of cancer therapies

In 2015, researchers at UC San Francisco found a structure inside of tumor cells that biologists had never seen before. Even more surprising, a closer examination of the structure revealed that it contained signaling proteins known as receptor tyrosine kinases, or RTKs, which were thought to reside exclusively on the cell’s surface. The researchers reported the […]

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Lighting and noise contribute to kids’ sleep deprivation in hospitals

Most hospitalized children experience significant sleep deprivation—and light and sound are two major culprits. That’s the finding of researchers at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) who measured, minute by minute, how well children sleep in the hospital—as well as their exposure to light and sound. The study was recently […]

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10 years after obesity surgery, how did life turn out?

In a new study from Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, patients were interviewed about their experiences 10 years after undergoing obesity surgery. The results show that the effect on eating and weight regulation persisted, whereas other problems, such as feelings of guilt about still not being healthy enough, remained. “This is one of […]

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What does your voice say about you?

Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person’s voice: but can we believe our ears? What can a voice really reveal about our character? Now an international research team led by the University of Göttingen has shown that people seem to express at least some aspects of their personality with […]

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Advances in medical imaging enable visualization of white matter tracts in fetuses

Researchers from the £12 million Developing Human Connectome Project have used the dramatic advances in medical imaging the project has provided to visualize and study white matter pathways, the wiring that connects developing brain networks, in the human brain as it develops in the womb. Published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]