Team discovers new connection between Alzheimer’s dementia and Dlgap2

A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The Jackson Laboratory and University of Maine. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family chair in Alzheimer’s research at The Jackson Laboratory […]

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Green Mediterranean (‘green Med’) diet may be even better for health

A green Mediterranean (‘green Med’) diet, containing even more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, may be even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version—at least in men—suggests research published online in the journal Heart. The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is linked to a lower risk of […]

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Taking the Pill may cut risk of severe asthma bouts in women of reproductive age

Taking the Pill may cut the risk of severe bouts of asthma in women of reproductive age with the respiratory condition, finds a large long term study published online in the journal Thorax. But the observed protective effect is relatively small, and doesn’t include progestogen only hormonal contraceptives, the findings indicate. Female sex hormones are […]

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Black, Hispanic adolescents significantly more likely to die by police intervention than whites

A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics, mirror similar racial and ethnic […]

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