Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

Over the past decade, #mindfulness #meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of #health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy #aging. Yet, little is known about the #brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects. New research from Carnegie Mellon University provides a window into the brain changes […]

My Journey With Cancer and the Hope for the Future

I would like to share a story.  A story about sadness, depression, anger, and frustration.  But most of all this is my personal story about triumphing over the death sentence of #cancer.  I hope this story will give others who went through and are going through hope for the future. My story started about 4 […]

Scientists find key proteins control risk of osteoarthritis during aging

Now, a study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we #age and offers a potential avenue for developing new therapies to maintain healthy #joints. The study’s findings suggest that #FOXO proteins are responsible for the maintenance of healthy cells in the #cartilage of our joints. “We discovered that […]

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Sharon Terry: Science didn’t understand my kids’ rare disease until I decided to study it

Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.

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Doctors are gene editing inside the body of a living human for the first time

Brian Madeux’s life hasn’t been easy. So far, he’s had 26 operations to fix problems in everything from hernias to eyes. He has a rare disease called Hunter syndrome, which is caused by the lack of a gene that’s used to produce an enzyme that breaks down certain carbohydrates. As a result, the carbohydrates build up…

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ScIQ Interviews: Katherine Jin and Keith Comito, Challenges In American Innovation

How do we make it in today’s crazy, alternative facts, almost alternative world–we get creative, we get INNOVATIVE. Here on ScIQ, we’re talking to two incre…

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Projects | The Francis Crick Institute

The Crick is dedicated to researching the science underlying health and disease, turning discoveries into treatments to improve lives. Free exhibitions & events.

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How AI Is Transforming Drug Creation

Pharmaceutical companies hope computers can help them find new medications that are faster, cheaper-and more likely to be effective.

Longevity and the Benefits of Fasting

by Rima Martin Fun Fact: an article in Cell Stem Cell, published by Elsevier’s Cell Press, found that a simple dietary intervention — periodic fasting — may combat both chemotherapy-induced and aging-related changes in immune cell function by replenishing stem cells in the blood. There is hardly a person on this planet who does not […]

Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatories

Author: Rima Martin and Adam Alonzi     We usually consume what our hearts and stomachs desire, but everyday foods can damage our health if taken in excess. Our body’s inflammatory process a wonderful part of the immune system. If your immune system and its ability to intelligently manage inflammation became impaired you would have […]