New high blood pressure guidelines could increase detection of gestational hypertension

Gestational hypertension — high blood pressure during pregnancy — can have persisting adverse effects on the health of mothers and their infants. In 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released clinical guidelines for hypertension in non-pregnant adults, which lowered the blood pressure threshold to diagnose hypertension, compared to…

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Researchers elucidate mechanism between exercise and improved motor learning

IMAGE: The mTOR pathway is activated by exercise training program, and enhances spinogenesis, neuronal activity and axonal myelination. This illustration summarizes major findings of a paper published on July 3, 2019,… view more  Credit: Kai Chen, Jinan University Muscle memory — it’s not just a saying. Repetitive exercise induces improved learning for motor skills, and researchers…

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Deep Aging Clocks: The emergence of AI-based biomarkers of aging and longevity

IMAGE: Deep Aging Clocks: the emergence of AI-based biomarkers of aging and longevity. view more  July 3, 2019 — There are two kinds of age: chronological age, which is the number of years one has lived, and biological age, which is influenced by our genes, lifestyle, behaviour, the environment and other factors. Biological age is the…

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Discovery of pancreatic neuroendocrine subtypes could help predict likelihood of recurrence

IMAGE: Ramesh Shivdasani, MD, PhD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Two distinct subtypes discovered, each with dramatically different risks of recurrence Patients with more aggressive subtype can be monitored vigilantly for recurrence and possible treatment, while patients with the less aggressive subtype can be advised their prognosis is excellent BOSTON — Researchers have discovered two…

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Researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. Although it is becoming increasingly diagnosed, with little being known about the neural mechanism behind the disease, therapeutic options for patients remain limited. Now, researchers at McGill University focusing on the intellectual disability…

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Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer. Since most new cancer cases occur in adults aged 60 or older, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other institutions…

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PathMaker Neurosystems is named as recipient of France’s top prize for innovation

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, & PARIS, FRANCE, June 26, 2019 — PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. («PathMaker») is very pleased to announce that it has been named as the 2019 recipient of the CCI France International Trophy for Innovation at this year’s Trophées CCI France International. PathMaker Neurosystems, a clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company developing breakthrough non- invasive systems for…

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