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GeneticsMedical Biology

Correcting the defective protein progerin in mouse models of the genetic disorder progeria improves their lifespan by more than 2 times.

Koblan et al., Nature, 6 January 2021

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Infectious Diseases

Among individuals between 50 and 70 years old, antibiotic induced smell and taste disorders at the beginning of the treatment are more common than in younger individuals.

Kan et al., Scientific Reports, 5 May 2021

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Psychiatry

Low psychosocial safety at work and working more than 41 hours per week was associated with increased risk of depression symptoms.

Zadow et al., BMJ Open, 23 June 2021

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Cardiology

Patients who are taking antihypertensive medications in order to treat high blood pressure are more likely to experience acute kidney injury, hyperkalaemia, hypotension or syncope.

Albasri et al., BMJ, 10 February 2021

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Nutrition and Obesity

Children whose diet consists mainly of ultraprocessed foods (e.g. fast food, soft drinks) develop adipose physique throughout childhood and early adulthood.

Chang et al., JAMA Pediatrics, 14 June 2021

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HaematologyImmunology

People whose blood group is O are at greater risk for bleeding disorders, calculus of the kidney and ureter and some inflammatory diseases, while RhD positive may have higher risk for gestational hypertension.

Dahlén et al., eLife, 27 April 2021

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GastroenterologyImmunology

Propolis supplementation may protect patients with food allergies against food allergen-induced anaphylaxis by inhibition of mast cell/basophil activation necessary for antigen-induced intestinal anaphylaxis.

Kashiwakura et al., Allergology International, 2 December 2020

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Cardiology

Antihypertensive medications involved in the renin-angiotensin system that cross the blood-brain barrier may be linked to lower risk of dementia in older adults.

Ho et al., Hypertension, 21 June 2021

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Psychiatry

During the global COVID-19 pandemics in 2020 emergency rooms throughout the USA noticed increased number of mental health associated conditions, suicide attempts and drug overdoses in comparison with the same period in 2019.

Holland et al., JAMA Psychiatry, 3 February 2021

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Biochemistry

Cell size is adjusted as a balance between proteins FLB17 and KRP4, the latter of which binds to chromosomes during cell division and is transferred to newly created cells.

D'Ario et al., Science, 11 June 2021

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