Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Gene Editing Technique Halts Premature Aging In Mice
A specialized gene editing technique that allows very small and precise changes to be made to the genetic code can halt a disease that causes premature aging in a mouse model and double the lifespan of the treated animals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Albert, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

French doctor who made Down discovery closer to sainthood
The French doctor who discovered the genetic basis of Down syndrome but spent his career advocating against abortion as a result of prenatal diagnosis has taken his first major step to possible sainthood (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2021
Studies Pinpoint Genes That Raise Risk for Breast Cancer New research into exactly which genetic mutations increase breast cancer risk in women without a family history of the disease may help guide decisions about screening and preventive surgery,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIH researchers identify new genetic disorder that affects brain, craniofacial skeleton
Analysis of patients with rare condition uncovers key pathway for human development. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance may spread even more easily than expected
(Chalmers University of Technology) Pathogenic bacteria in humans are developing resistance to antibiotics much faster than expected. Now, computational research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shows that one reason could be significant genetic transfer between bacteria in our ecosystems and to humans. This work has also led to new tools for resistance researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dynamic, personalized treatment approach may improve outcomes in gastroesophageal cancers
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A phase 2 clinical trial providing personalized treatments based on the genetic profile of metastatic tumors in gastroesophageal cancers has found that using customized treatment approaches, and adapting them over time as tumors become resistant, led to higher rates of survival compared to historical controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New, simplified genetic test effectively screens for hereditary cancers
(Elsevier) Researchers have developed a new integrated genetic/epigenetic DNA-sequencing protocol known as MultiMMR that can identify the presence and cause of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in a single test from a small sample of DNA in colon, endometrial, and other cancers. This alternative to complex, multi-step testing workflows can also determine causes of MMR deficiency often missed by current clinical tests. Their results are presented in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 virus helps block host immunity
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, blocks the processes of innate immune activation that normally direct the production and/or signaling of type I interferon (IFN-I) by the infected cell and tissues. IFN-I is a key component of host innate immunity that is responsible for eliminating the virus at the early stage of infection (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mitochondrial mutation increases the risk of diabetes in Japanese men
(University of Southern California) A new study of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Japanese populations has uncovered a previously uncharacterized genetic variant that puts male carriers at greater risk for the disease, as well as the mechanism by which it does so. The impact of the variant was most pronounced in sedentary men; those with the variant had a 65% greater rate of T2D than sedentary men without it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study finds genetic clues to pneumonia risk and COVID-19 disparities
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified genetic factors that increase the risk for developing pneumonia and its severe, life-threatening consequences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Temple spinoff Express Cells secures first patent for gene-editing technology
A three-year-old Philadelphia genetic engineering company spun out of Temple University has secured its first patent for its core gene-editing technology. ExpressCells was awarded the U.S. patent for its "Fast-HDR" gene editing technology, developed to create advanced cell lines for drug discovery. The inventor on the technology covered by the patent is Dr. Oscar Perez Leal, an assistant professor at the Temple University School of Pharmacy and a c o-founder ExpressCells. He is also a scientific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Temple spinoff Express Cells secures first patent for gene-editing technology
A three-year-old Philadelphia genetic engineering company spun out of Temple University has secured its first patent for its core gene-editing technology. ExpressCells was awarded the U.S. patent for its "Fast-HDR" gene editing technology, developed to create advanced cell lines for drug discovery. The inventor on the technology covered by the patent is Dr. Oscar Perez Leal, an assistant professor at the Temple University School of Pharmacy and a c o-founder ExpressCells. He is also a scientific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mapping the molecular and cellular complexity of cortical malformations
The cerebral cortex is an intricate structure that controls human features such as language and cognition. Cortical functions rely on specialized neurons that emerge during development from complex molecular and cellular interactions. Neurodevelopmental disorders occur when one or several of these steps is incorrectly executed. Although a number of causal genes and disease phenotypes have been identified, the sequence of events linking molecular disruption to clinical expression mostly remains obscure. Here, focusing on human malformations of cortical development, we illustrate how complex interactions at the genetic, cell...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Klingler, E., Francis, F., Jabaudon, D., Cappello, S. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only review Source Type: news

Ancient balancing selection maintains incompatible versions of the galactose pathway in yeast
Metabolic pathways differ across species but are expected to be similar within a species. We discovered two functional, incompatible versions of the galactose pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We identified a three-locus genetic interaction for growth in galactose, and used precisely engineered alleles to show that it arises from variation in the galactose utilization genes GAL2, GAL1/10/7, and phosphoglucomutase (PGM1), and that the reference allele of PGM1 is incompatible with the alternative alleles of the other genes. Multiloci balancing selection has maintained the two incompatible versions of the pathway for milli...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Boocock, J., Sadhu, M. J., Durvasula, A., Bloom, J. S., Kruglyak, L. Tags: Evolution, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Transvection regulates the sex-biased expression of a fly X-linked gene
Sexual dimorphism in animals results from sex-biased gene expression patterns. These patterns are controlled by genetic sex determination hierarchies that establish the sex of an individual. Here we show that the male-biased wing expression pattern of the Drosophila biarmipes gene yellow, located on the X chromosome, is independent of the fly sex determination hierarchy. Instead, we find that a regulatory interaction between yellow alleles on homologous chromosomes (a process known as transvection) silences the activity of a yellow enhancer functioning in the wing. Therefore, this enhancer can be active in males (XY) but n...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Galouzis, C. C., Prudhomme, B. Tags: Genetics reports Source Type: news

Convergent evolution of pain-inducing defensive venom components in spitting cobras
Convergent evolution provides insights into the selective drivers underlying evolutionary change. Snake venoms, with a direct genetic basis and clearly defined functional phenotype, provide a model system for exploring the repeated evolution of adaptations. While snakes use venom primarily for predation, and venom composition often reflects diet specificity, three lineages of cobras have independently evolved the ability to spit venom at adversaries. Using gene, protein, and functional analyses, we show that the three spitting lineages possess venoms characterized by an up-regulation of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) toxins, whic...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kazandjian, T. D., Petras, D., Robinson, S. D., van Thiel, J., Greene, H. W., Arbuckle, K., Barlow, A., Carter, D. A., Wouters, R. M., Whiteley, G., Wagstaff, S. C., Arias, A. S., Albulescu, L.- O., Plettenberg Laing, A., Hall, C., Heap, A., Penrhyn-Lowe, Tags: Evolution reports Source Type: news

Developmental cell programs are co-opted in inflammatory skin disease
The skin confers biophysical and immunological protection through a complex cellular network established early in embryonic development. We profiled the transcriptomes of more than 500,000 single cells from developing human fetal skin, healthy adult skin, and adult skin with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. We leveraged these datasets to compare cell states across development, homeostasis, and disease. Our analysis revealed an enrichment of innate immune cells in skin during the first trimester and clonal expansion of disease-associated lymphocytes in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. We uncovered and validated in situ a re...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reynolds, G., Vegh, P., Fletcher, J., Poyner, E. F. M., Stephenson, E., Goh, I., Botting, R. A., Huang, N., Olabi, B., Dubois, A., Dixon, D., Green, K., Maunder, D., Engelbert, J., Efremova, M., Polanski, K., Jardine, L., Jones, C., Ness, T., Horsfall, D. Tags: Genetics, Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Cellular beauty is skin deep
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Genetics, Immunology twis Source Type: news

Yeast switches for glucose and galactose
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Evolution, Genetics twis Source Type: news

Enhancer-gene interactions drive split
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Genetics twis Source Type: news

Biden Names Science Team, Appoints Science Advisor to Cabinet
President Biden has selected geneticist Eric Lander to be his science advisor and elevated the position to Cabinet rank. Sociologist Alondra Nelson will occupy a new White House job focused on “science and society,” and Caltech’s Frances Arnold and MIT’s Maria Zuber will chair the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 20, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Anthem details new digital health incubator, Ancestry stops genetic testing and more digital health briefs
Also:  NIH moves forward with physIQ's COVID digital biomarkers; Tyto Care adds pulse oximeter. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression
Genomic risk scores can help predict early-onset depression, but only in conjunction with other factors, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression
Genomic risk scores can help predict early-onset depression, but only in conjunction with other factors, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Register for the Royal Society of Medicine's webinar series on genetics and endocrinology
The Royal Society of Medicine, in association with the Society for Endocrinology, are holding a three-part webinar series on genetics and endocrinology. This series will take place online on 4-6 May 2021. It will feature experts across both of these fields and provide an overview on a number of topics, including testing for genetic disorders, thyroid disorders, delayed puberty, pituitary tumours and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. Find out more and register for all 3 webinars by emailingevents@rsm.ac.uk. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NIH researchers identify new genetic disorder that affects brain, craniofacial skeleton
(NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart, and facial features. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New California Variant May Be Driving Virus Surge There, Study Suggests
Researchers found that the variant originated in California and showed up in more than half of samples tested last week by researchers in Los Angeles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Disease Rates your-feed-healthcare Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Chiu, Charles Worobey, Michael G (1970- ) California Source Type: news

WormBase webinar series: latest webinar available for viewing
The recording of the WormBase webinar “Parasite Biomart” is now available for viewing. Please check out this page for the relevant links to past and coming webinars as well as for webinar registration. (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - January 19, 2021 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication news tutorials Uncategorized webinar Source Type: news

Geisinger research identifies genetic risk factor for stroke
(Geisinger Health System) A team of Geisinger researchers has identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke, especially in patients older than 65. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specific genes increase the risk of bedwetting
(Aarhus University) In a large-scale study of Danish children and young people, researchers from Aarhus University have for the first time found genetic variants that increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis - commonly known as bedwetting or nighttime incontinence. The findings provide completely new insights into the processes in the body causing this widespread phenomenon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genome editing to treat human retinal degeneration
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Gene editing therapies, including CRISPR-Cas systems, offer the potential to correct mutations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness. Technological advances in gene editing, continuing safety concerns, and strategies to overcome these challenges (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploration of toxic Tiger Rattlesnake venom advances use of genetic science techniques
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) A team of researchers led by the University of South Florida has decoded the genome of the Tiger Rattlesnake, which has venom 40 times more toxic than that of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes, the largest venomous snake in North America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: AIBS Classifieds)
Source: AIBS Classifieds - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: AIBS News)
Source: AIBS News - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: Eye on Education)
Source: Eye on Education - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: Washington Watch)
Source: Washington Watch - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.    Related StoriesMembers of Biden-Harris Science Team AnnouncedEPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule2021 Virtual Advocacy Event  (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Federal government to cover $2.8M drug for eastern Ontario toddler
The family of a Pikwàkanagàn First Nation toddler diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder says the federal government has agreed to pay the full cost of a life-changing drug for the boy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Biden Names Geneticist Eric Lander as Top Science Adviser
If confirmed, Lander will head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a position that President Donald Trump left vacant for 18 months at the beginning of his term. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Twins With Covid Help Scientists Untangle the Disease ’s Genetic Roots
“I want to know,” one twin said, “why did she have Covid worse than me?” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Genetics and Heredity Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Multiple Births DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Source Type: news

Genetic factors involved in shaping the composition of the human gut microbiome, finds international research team
Human genes have an impact on shaping our gut ecosystem according to new evidence from the international MIBioGen consortium study involving more than 18,000 people. The findings, led by the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands and involving researchers at the University of Bristol, are published today in Nature Genetics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Polygenic risk and the course of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder from childhood to young adulthood: findings from a nationally-representative cohort - Agnew-Blais JC, Belsky DW, Caspi A, Danese A, Moffitt TE, Polanczyk GV, Sugden K, Wertz J, Williams B, Lewis CM, Arseneault L.
OBJECTIVE: To understand whether genetic risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with course of the disorder across childhood and into young adulthood. METHOD: Participants were from the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developmental trajectories of delinquent and aggressive behavior: evidence for differential heritability - Isen J, Tuvblad C, Younan D, Ericson M, Raine A, Baker LA.
We examined heterogeneity in the development of delinquent and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Major EU project will harness AI and genomics for disease prevention
(University of Helsinki) An international collaboration project to develop and implement novel genome-based disease prediction tools has received over 10 million euros from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. The project aims to demonstrate the potential and benefits of powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies on the generation of genetic predictive scores and to test their clinical validity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Genetic abnormalities and cancer risk
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her care, she was found to have a BRCA2 mutation. Her doctor suggested that my brothers and I get tested for this mutation, too. I am a 26-year-old woman, and I am not sure what this means for me and my risk of cancer. ANSWER: Having [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Joe Biden names scientific advisers and seeks to bring Eric Lander into cabinet
Human Genome Project co-leader to be chief science voiceBiden must find words for a wounded nationJoe Biden has named the geneticist Eric Lander as his top scientific adviser and will elevate the position to the cabinet for the first time, a move meant to indicate a decisive break from Donald Trump ’s treatment of science.Related:History-maker Kamala Harris will wield real power as vice-presidentContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman in New York Tags: Joe Biden Biden administration Science US news Genetics US domestic policy Biology World news US politics Source Type: news

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restrictions. This suggests healthier eating plus improved glucose uptake in the brain might lead to enhanced lifespans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news