Defects in heart valve cilia during fetal development cause mitral valve prolapse

Genetic variation in heart valve cells of the developing fetus create the blueprint for the later development of mitral valve prolapse, according to the cover story of today’s Science Translational Medicine. The mutations cause defects in antenna-like cellular structures called primary cilia that previously had no known function in the heart valves. These findings were made possible by an international […]

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Hamilton moves to provide menstrual products to low-income residents

The menstruation debate has concluded, for now, at Hamilton City Hall. One week after rejecting the idea of providing pads and tampons in the washrooms of some municipal facilities, council has approved a repackaged motion that targets the initiative specifically at women with a “financial need.” The successful motion, presented by Ward 4 Coun. Sam Merulla, will “explore the feasibility […]

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E-cigarettes are ‘more effective than nicotine replacement gums’

E-cigarettes are ‘THREE TIMES more effective than nicotine replacement gums and patches at helping smokers quit’ Vapers were 95% more likely to be successful than those not using the gadgets Smokers given nicotine replacement therapy were 34% more likely to succeed University College London scientists led the study of almost 20,000 smokers  E-cigarettes are almost three times more effective than […]

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Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature

Women’s performance on math and verbal tests is best at higher temperatures, while men perform best on the same tests at lower temperatures, according to a study published May 22, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tom Chang and Agne Kajackaite from the USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, USA, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, […]

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