Singapore clinician-scientist part of team winning £30M to end early death

SINGAPORE, 29 July 2022 – An international team of researchers—including Professor Stuart Cook, Tanoto Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Duke-NUS Medical School and the National Heart Center Singapore (NHCS)—has won £30m (approximately S$50m) to develop an injectable cure for genetic heart conditions that kill young people in the prime of their lives, as part … Read more

The chemical controlling life and death in hair follicles

A single chemical is key to controlling when hair follicle cells divide, and when they die. This discovery could not only treat baldness, but ultimately speed wound healing because follicles are a source of stem cells. A single chemical is key to controlling when hair follicle cells divide, and when they die. This discovery could … Read more

How to inhibit photoreceptor death? A new way to fight pigmentary retinopathy

Why do photoreceptors in the retina die? Can this process be inhibited? Research conducted by an international team of scientists, with the participation of Dr. Andrzej Foik of ICTER, may help develop therapies to slow vision loss. Why do photoreceptors in the retina die? Can this process be inhibited? Research conducted by an international team … Read more

Loss of male sex chromosome leads to earlier death for men – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The loss of the male sex chromosome as many men age causes the heart muscle to scar and can lead to deadly heart failure, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The finding may help explain why men die, on average, several years younger than women. The loss of the male … Read more

Adding salt to your food at the table is linked to higher risk of premature death – BIOENGINEER.ORG

People who add extra salt to their food at the table are at a higher risk of dying prematurely from any cause, according to a study of more than 500,000 people, published in the European Heart Journal [1] today (Monday). People who add extra salt to their food at the table are at a higher … Read more

Researchers identify cells causing neuronal death in a mitochondrial disease animal model – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Microglia, a type of central nervous system cell, is primarily responsible for neuronal death in Leigh Syndrome and the neurological symptoms related to this mitochondrial disease. This is the conclusion of a research group from the Institut de Neurociències of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (INc-UAB) in a new study carried out on a mouse … Read more

Glaciers Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death for Salmon During Heatwaves

Glaciers Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death for Salmon During Heatwaves As climate change continues to worsen, heatwaves like one that killed hundreds of people as it rolled across the Pacific Northwest last summer have become more common and more extreme. These heatwaves can lead to mass die-offs of fish in streams that … Read more

Structural racism drives higher COVID-19 death rates in Louisiana, study finds – BIOENGINEER.ORG

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND–Disproportionately high COVID-19 mortality rates among Black populations in Louisiana parishes are the result of longstanding health vulnerabilities associated with institutional and societal discrimination, according to research conducted by an interdisciplinary team under the mentorship of the University of Maryland (UMD) Clark Distinguished Chair Deb Niemeier and UMD Associate Professor of Kinesiology Jennifer … Read more

Biological age linked with risk for all-cause, CV death, especially in cancer survivors

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Life and Death in Nearby Galaxies – Sky & Telescope

A galaxy in a telescope (or a Hubble image) may seem silent and still, but that’s only because us humans are impatient. Over millions or even billions of years, gravity builds galaxies – and destroys them. In two studies presented June 14th at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), astronomers show some of … Read more