How to sleep: Seven ways to promote good sleep – have you tried this?

Sleep statistics paint a gloomy picture. According to research carried out by the Royal Society for Public health, Britons are under-sleeping by an hour every night, which equates to a whole night’s sleep over the course of the week. While a lack of sleep may seem relatively harmless, the cost of ongoing sleepless nights has been linked to cardiovascular complications. […]

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SIRT1 plays key role in chronic myeloid leukemia to aid persistence of leukemic stem cells

Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia can be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. While these effective drugs lead to deep remission and prolonged survival, primitive leukemia stem cells resist elimination during the remission and persist as a major barrier to cure. As a result, the majority of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, require indefinite inhibitor treatment to prevent disease […]

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Researcher reports skin properties that may limit cancer and aid stem cell regeneration

Two images published in a Cell Stem Cell paper in September 2018 summarize years of relentless questioning on how skin stem cells regenerate, which has driven much of the research of Valentina Greco, Ph.D., Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics and professor of cell biology and of dermatology, and her lab members. The side-by-side images feature individual mouse cells in […]

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Why Are Scientists So Upset About the First Crispr Babies?

A Chinese scientist recently claimed he had produced the world’s first gene-edited babies, setting off a global firestorm. If true — the scientist has not yet published data that would confirm it — his actions would be a sensational breach of international scientific conventions. Although gene editing holds promise to potentially correct dangerous disease-causing mutations and treat some medical conditions, […]

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Strictly legend Arlene Phillips reveals she has a hearing aid

Strictly legend Arlene Phillips bows to the inevitable at 75 and admits ‘It’s mad to let vanity stop you hearing…get a hearing aid’ Arlene Phillips, 75, noticed a problem with her hearing this year in Germany She was working on a new performance of Starlight Express at the time  The Strictly legend was then diagnosed with high frequency hearing loss  […]

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