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Cells recall the way they were

Adult tissues retain — and can recover — a memory of their early development, which might be a game-changer for cancer and regenerative medicine

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Weight-lifting mice lose liver fat, improve blood glucose

Short-term strength training shows health gains even without weight loss.

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Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?

New research investigates whether a stroke can affect the diversity of bacterial populations in the gut and whether these changes could influence the brain's recovery process.

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Oxygen-tracking method could improve diabetes treatment

Measurements could help scientists develop better designs for a bioartificial pancreas.

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Gene connection to age-related cognitive decline confirmed in mouse study

In an NIA-funded study that could help better understand how genetics influence our neurons’ ability to maintain healthy memory and learning as we grow older, researchers confirmed in mice the importance of the gene heterochromatin protein 1 binding protein 3 (Hp1bp3) in cognitive aging.

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AIDS vaccine using engineered herpes virus works in monkeys

Rhesus macaques have long been considered the prime model for AIDS vaccine research – as well as for understanding a host of other global infectious viruses such as Ebola, Zika, Dengue and malaria – because these monkeys’ immune systems are analogous to humans.

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Study: Sleep Deprivation Speeds Up Alzheimer’s Disease

The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, suggests that a lack of adequate sleep can advance Alzheimer's while good sleep could help maintain brain health.

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Gene therapy injection into spinal cord halts ALS in adult mice

Animal studies have already suggested that ALS can be prevented by replacing the mutated genes that cause some forms of the condition with normal versions. But delivering genes to nerve cells in the spine is a challenge.

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