Patients’ Own Skin Cells Are Transformed Into Heart Muscle Cells

Most patients with an inherited heart condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) don’t know they have a problem until they’re in their early 20s. The lack of symptoms at younger ages makes it very difficult for researchers to study how ARVD/C evolves or to develop treatments. A new … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Risk Genes for Alzheimer’s Linked to Brain Changes at Birth

Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism can also be seen in the brain scans of newborns. “These results suggest that prenatal brain development may be a very important influence on psychiatric risk later in … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


How Shrubs Are Reducing the Positive Contribution of Peatlands

Peatlands (bogs, turf moors) are among the most important ecosystems worldwide for the storage of atmospheric carbon and thus for containing the climate warming process. In the last 30 to 50 years the peat (Sphagnum) mosses, whose decay produces the peat (turf), have come under pressure by vascular plants, mostly … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Study Shows Rapid Warming On the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

In a discovery that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new study finds that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. The temperature record from Byrd Station, a scientific outpost in the … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Nearly One in Three Children With Food Allergies Experience Bullying

Nearly a third of children diagnosed with food allergies who participated in a recent study are bullied, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Almost eight percent of children in the U.S. are allergic to foods such as peanuts, tree-nuts, milk, eggs, and shellfish. Nearly … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


New Forecast System Helps Transoceanic Flights Avoid Storms

A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. The eight-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions are designed for pilots, air traffic … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading