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Effect of exposure-age on chromosomal rearrangements in methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas exposed survivors

Exposure age and chromosome aberrations

Methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas disaster appeared one of the world’s worst industrial disasters by claiming a huge toll of human lives instantly and as its aftermath effect. Besides respiratory, ophthalmic and psychological disorders, stress leukogram, including anemia,

Sleep quality in adult population

Sleep quality is related to relevant aspects of human life, such as health, cognitive functioning or quality of life. Sleep quality is a global measure; it not only includes sleep duration but other important features of this

The protein “CHIP” unfurls anti-aging activity

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging. Not only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular

Excess mortality associated with second hip fracture

Hip fracture increases death risk. Ten percent of survivors have second hip fracture. It is not known if second hip fracture further increases death risk. Here, we report that second hip fracture increases death risk beyond that

Laboratory mice – ready-made for animal studies?

Laboratory animals, most of them mice, are bred and used to model human diseases. On one hand this offers great possibilities for science, one the other hand this topic is controversially debated. Beside ethical concerns, the major

Muscle stem cells fail to become activated in Pompe disease and do not repair the accumulating muscle damage

Skeletal muscle is the largest organ of the body and is responsible not only for movement , breathing and posture, but is also important in regulating body temperature. It is not surprising that defects in muscle function

The potential of chitosan in prevention and treatment of age-related diseases

According to the recent report of The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat the number of elderly (aged 60 years or over) is expected to increase from 841 million people in 2013

Genetically encoded voltage indicators for large scale cortical imaging come of age

Composed of billions of neurons, the brain is the most complex organ that dictates our daily lives. Naturally, understanding the brain is one of the final frontiers that would not only provide basic understanding but also sprout

Predictors of 360-day survival in centenarians

Healthy aging assumes the combination of longevity and quality of life. Quality of life in old age is associated with mental and physical well-being allowing for independent living and social function. Appropriate scales can be used to

Is aging inevitable?

All animals, with very few exceptions, age. It has been difficult to provide a suitable evolutionary explanation for aging since natural selection, the driver of evolution, generally chooses animal traits that enhance fitness. Clearly aging would not