Day: December 14, 2016

Ageing Increases DNA Mutations In Important Stem Cells

Ageing might be causing numerous DNA mutations in an important type of stem cell, says a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. We all know that ageing sucks—the body is no more as it used to be, neither inside nor outside. A new study provides further insight into the changes that occur during

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Famine Might Lead to Diabetes Generations Later

Prenatal exposure to famine might increase the risk of both hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes for individuals of the next generation, says a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Data from Great Famine of China Researchers from Brown University and China’s Harbin Medical University came together to analyse data obtained from

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Walking on Your Heels Gives You Longer ‘Virtual Limbs’

Walking on your heels gives you longer ‘virtual limbs’! A new study explains why humans walk on their heels instead of their toes; the paper is published in The Journal of Experimental Biology. Humans have a ‘heel-first walking’, as opposed to many other organisms in the animal kingdom (cats and dogs, for instance) who use

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