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Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

For the study, Dr. Naoki Saji and colleagues at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Aichi, Japan, analyzed stool samples from 128 older adults — with and without dementia. In general, the investigators found, dementia patients had higher concentrations of certain compounds — including ammonia, indole and phenol — but lower levels… Read More »

DNA could give clues to lifespan

Scientists say they can predict whether someone can expect to live longer than average or die sooner by examining their DNA. A team of researchers in Scotland has produced a scoring system to analyse the combined effect of genetic variations that influence lifespan. People who score in the top 10 per cent of the population… Read More »

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

It has been a remarkable year of promise in medical science – from reversing blindness and paralysis to progress in cancer and infertility. First gene-edited babies, probably. A scientist in China caused the biggest stir in science for years when he claimed to have made the world’s first gene-edited babies. The twin girls are apparently… Read More »