New study shows smoking accelerates aging

Artificial intelligence provides insights into how deep-learned biochemistry clocks effectively determine biological age of smokers and predict smoking status Credit: Insilico Medicine Jan 16, 2019, Rockville, MD – Insilico Medicine, one of the leaders in artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development, digital medicine, and aging research, announced the publication of a new collaborative research […]

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Study: Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally stigmatized

Credit: Benson Kau A study published in the February 2019 “Pediatrics” journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting […]

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Assessing the performance of multiple influenza forecasting models

UMass Amherst biostatistician, national team assess flu forecast models Credit: UMass Amherst AMHERST, Mass. – In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical […]

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Advances in the study of drugs to combat cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is proposing improvements with respect to the pharmacological study of cognitive function enhancers in patients with schizophrenia Credit: Laura L√≥pez. UPV/EHU Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder involving a series of symptoms. It is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Various symptoms of this disorder, such […]

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Europe looks to cells for a healthier future

Credit: Agnieszka Rybak Wolf, Lab of Nikolaus Rajewsky at BIMSB / MDC Our body’s cells are constantly changing. But which of these changes are healthy developments and which lead to serious diseases? This is what LifeTime, a new transnational and interdisciplinary initiative of leading European researchers, aims to discover. The consortium is jointly coordinated by […]

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How missing appointments increases the risk of death

Credit: Lancaster University Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. Dr Ross McQueenie led the study from the University of Glasgow along with colleagues from Lancaster University and the University of Aberdeen. In the largest study of its kind, the team examined over […]

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