Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.
Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds
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Making healthier decisions, step by step

Making healthier decisions, step by step
For 10 days, scientists posted signs at the bottom of a set of airport stairs and escalators encouraging them to take the stairs. They found when the signs were present, people were about twice as likely to use the stairs.
Making healthier decisions, step by step
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Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking

Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking
Out with the cigarette pack, put a cigarette in the mouth and light up. That is a well-known action for a smoker and, at the same time, behavior which has a stronger connection to actual drug dependency than was previously believed, research has now revealed.
Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking
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New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly than in healthy brain cells, the researchers found. Their findings indicate that inadequate levels of a protein known as RBFOX1 may be a factor in the faulty connections that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
New mechanism detected in Alzheimer’s disease
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Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons

Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
A team of researchers used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic and pharmacological strategies that mitigate this defect.
Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
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Neuroepigenetic mechanisms in disease

Neuroepigenetic mechanisms in disease
Epigenetics allows for the inheritance of information in cellular lineages during differentiation, independent of changes to the underlying genetic sequence. This raises the question of whether epigenetic mech…
Neuroepigenetic mechanisms in disease
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