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Featured, Genetics, Med Lifestyle, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Pharmaceuticals
GnRH replacement shown to improve cognitive deficits in people with Down syndrome

A new study shows GnRH therapy may be an effective treatment for improving cognitive deficits associated with Down syndrome. (Image: Down syndrome karyotype, Wikimedia/Josef Reischig) Down syndrome is a genetic condition

Diabetes, Diet, Featured, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity
Artificial sweeteners shown to alter gut microbiome leading to elevated glycemic response 

A recently published study demonstrates the effect non-nutritive sweeteners have on gut microbiota and glucose intolerance. (Image: Clostridia, Flickr/Argonne National Laboratory) Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a medical condition

Exercise, Featured, Med Lifestyle, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, World health
One hour of weekly aerobic exercise associated with 15% reduction in all-cause mortality

A new study has identified the amounts of time spent performing physical activity that are associated with significant reductions in all-cause mortality. A large body of evidence supports the association between

Featured, Nephrology
Removal of asymptomatic kidney stones found to significantly decrease risk of relapse

When compared to patients who had small, asymptomatic kidney stones removed while undergoing surgery to remove larger kidney stones, patients who did not have the smaller kidney stones removed had

Featured, Genetics, Mood disorders, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience, Pharmaceuticals, World health
New review suggests there is “no convincing evidence” that low serotonin levels cause depression

A widely held belief about the relationship between serotonin and depression is being contested by a University College London research group. (Credit: Bryan Bruno/MidCityTMS) The serotonin theory of depression postulates serotonin

Biotechnology, Cancer, Cardiology, Featured, Genetics, Longevity, Med Lifestyle, World health
CRISPR-based diagnostic test capable of identifying heart attacks and certain cancer types

A research group has developed a new diagnostic test that improves on current CRISPR-based testing methods and is capable of identifying various diseases. (Credit: Dean Calma, Flickr) Innovation in diagnostic