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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts
Scientists say something in their genes protects their hearts against disease.

Charlie Gard's parents fight for Supreme Court hearing
The couple's ill eight-month-old Charlie Gard is unable to see, hear, make a noise or move.

1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce
One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.

Deaths from Alzheimer's disease in the US have risen by 55%, says CDC
The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Michael Brown's mom will finally receive her high school diploma
Lesley McSpadden told CNN she felt her son's presence while she worked toward her degree. "I know that he's been my angel through this all and I know that he's proud of me."

Your kids actually want you to talk to them about sex
When Avital Norman Nathman's son was about 3, she says, he freaked out after he walked in on her changing a sanitary pad. So she decided to have an age-appropriate conversation about menstruation with him right then and there.

Summer pregnancy may raise gestational diabetes risk
Researchers have identified a new possible risk factor for gestational diabetes: being exposed to hot outdoor temperatures in the month before giving birth. According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), in one geographic region in Canada, the rate of gestational diabetes varied more than 3% between the coldest times of year and the hottest.

The Ethiopian politician who landed the WHO top job
An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history.

The viral Internet stunts parents should know
It's a tale as old as time: We see a lot of people wearing/doing/saying something and we want to try it, too. Back in the day it was saying "Bloody Mary" into a mirror at slumber parties. Today, it means viral social media stunts. Though adults get caught up, too, kids are especially susceptible to peer pressure and FOMO (fear of missing out). To them, what was once a double-dog dare is now a popular YouTuber eating a hot pepper just to see what happens.


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Phys Ed: A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia
Regular, brisk walks improved thinking skills in older people with a common form of age-related memory loss.

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution
The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby?s first bed, aren?t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.

Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes
A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a ?very significant award? to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives.

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin?s Discovery, Dies at 76
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane. It Can Be Healthy.
We?ve learned a lot about nostalgia, what triggers it and how it works. (Caution for readers of a certain age: sentimental songs and videos ahead.)

Op-ed Contributor: Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not
A new study challenges the myth that marriage is a magic potion.

Public Health: C.B.O. Has Clear Message About Losers in House Health Bill
The Congressional Budget Office?s assessment of the House?s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population.

The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?
Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis
As fiber intake increased, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis decreased, a new analysis found.

Kidneys from diabetic donors may help organ shortage
People who received kidneys from non-living donors with diabetes were less likely to die than those who stayed on the wait-list

Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare to cover long-term care
The poll found 56 percent think the federal government should make a major effort to help people cover the costs of long-term care

Mom's video of child paralyzed after tick bite goes viral
The viral video of the Oregon 3-year-old who suffered tick paralysis has been viewed 21 million times

Less than 6 hours of sleep could raise serious risk
Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula discusses how this can impact more than a third of the U.S. adult population

Alzheimer's deaths are skyrocketing
"This is a tidal wave of Alzheimer's disease that is now upon us," and experts say caregivers need more support than ever

Sugar Feeds Some Kinds of Lung Cancer Cells
Can cutting sugar reduce your risk of some kinds of lung cancer?

Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Up 55 Percent
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by 55 percent over the last 18 years, and the CDC is worried about caregivers.

Drink Less, Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
The study also found a strong link between obesity, alcohol consumption and breast cancer.


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Phys Ed: A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia
Regular, brisk walks improved thinking skills in older people with a common form of age-related memory loss.

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution
The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby?s first bed, aren?t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.

Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes
A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a ?very significant award? to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives.

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin?s Discovery, Dies at 76
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane. It Can Be Healthy.
We?ve learned a lot about nostalgia, what triggers it and how it works. (Caution for readers of a certain age: sentimental songs and videos ahead.)

Op-ed Contributor: Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not
A new study challenges the myth that marriage is a magic potion.

Public Health: C.B.O. Has Clear Message About Losers in House Health Bill
The Congressional Budget Office?s assessment of the House?s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population.

The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?
Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis
As fiber intake increased, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis decreased, a new analysis found.

The strange case of the orange petunias

Classical-quantum sensors keep better time

Response to Comment on "Dissolved organic sulfur in the ocean: Biogeochemistr...

Dittmar et al. proposed that mixing alone can explain our observed decrease in marine dissolved organic sulfur with age. However, their simple model lacks an explanation for the origin of sulfur-depleted organic matter in the deep ocean and cannot adequately reproduce our observed stoichiometric changes. Using radiocarbon age also implicitly models the preferential cycling of sulfur that they are disputing.



Enhancing quantum sensing

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Submillihertz magnetic spectroscopy performed with a nanoscale quantum sensor

Precise timekeeping is critical to metrology, forming the basis by which standards of time, length, and fundamental constants are determined. Stable clocks are particularly valuable in spectroscopy because they define the ultimate frequency precision that can be reached. In quantum metrology, the qubit coherence time defines the clock stability, from which the spectral linewidth and frequency precision are determined. We demonstrate a quantum sensing protocol in which the spectral precision goes...



Quantum sensing with arbitrary frequency resolution

Quantum sensing takes advantage of well-controlled quantum systems for performing measurements with high sensitivity and precision. We have implemented a concept for quantum sensing with arbitrary frequency resolution, independent of the qubit probe and limited only by the stability of an external synchronization clock. Our concept makes use of quantum lock-in detection to continuously probe a signal of interest. Using the electronic spin of a single nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, we demons...



Release of mineral-bound water prior to subduction tied to shallow seismogeni...

Plate-boundary fault rupture during the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman subduction earthquake extended closer to the trench than expected, increasing earthquake and tsunami size. International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 362 sampled incoming sediments offshore northern Sumatra, revealing recent release of fresh water within the deep sediments. Thermal modeling links this freshening to amorphous silica dehydration driven by rapid burial-induced temperature increases in the past 9 million years. Compl...



Ring attractor dynamics in the Drosophila central brain

Ring attractors are a class of recurrent networks hypothesized to underlie the representation of heading direction. Such network structures, schematized as a ring of neurons whose connectivity depends on their heading preferences, can sustain a bump-like activity pattern whose location can be updated by continuous shifts along either turn direction. We recently reported that a population of fly neurons represents the animal’s heading via bump-like activity dynamics. We combined two-photon ...



Tudor-SN-mediated endonucleolytic decay of human cell microRNAs promotes G1/S...

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression. The pathways that mediate mature miRNA decay are less well understood than those that mediate miRNA biogenesis. We found that functional miRNAs are degraded in human cells by the endonuclease Tudor-SN (TSN). In vitro, recombinant TSN initiated the decay of both protein-free and Argonaute 2–loaded miRNAs via endonucleolytic cleavage at CA and UA dinucleotides, preferentially at scissile bonds located more than five n...



A subcellular map of the human proteome

Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level can greatly increase our understanding of human biology and disease. Here we present a comprehensive image-based map of subcellular protein distribution, the Cell Atlas, built by integrating transcriptomics and antibody-based immunofluorescence microscopy with validation by mass spectrometry. Mapping the in situ localization of 12,003 human proteins at a single-cell level to 30 subcellular structures enabled the defi...



Adults Who Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years
Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers
Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin?s Discovery, Dies at 76
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.



































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