Original article from NIH The first printing of Charles Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, sold out in a matter of days. Darwin considered the volume a short abstract of the ideas he’d been developing about evolution by natural selection for decades. He’d been building on his ideas since his five-year journey in the 1830s to the South American
Original article from Kaiser Health In the course of the last several years, millennials have shown that they are very different from previous generations in a number of ways. Defined as the generation born from 1981 to 1996, they are the largest, most educated, and most connected generation the world has ever seen . However, recent data also show the beginnings of troubling generational health patterns that could hamper the future prosperity of millennials, and
New research from King’s College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in old age is much less flexible than in young adulthood. Original article from King’s College Through experiments in mice the researchers discovered that there were dramatic differences in how memories were stored in old age, compared to young adulthood. These differences, at the cellular level, meant that it was much harder to modify the memories made in old age.
Limitations of a diet touted for glucose management in diabetes Original article from MedPageToday The low-carb ketogenic diet is gaining traction among people with diabetes, though whether it has a role in cardiovascular disease is not as well characterized. “Ketogenic diet” is a term that actually refers to several different types of diets, all which try to get the body to generate ketones from burning fat and have been effective in rapid weight loss and
Original article from Nature.com Light is necessary for life, but prolonged exposure to artificial light is a matter of increasing health concern. Humans are exposed to increased amounts of light in the blue spectrum produced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which can interfere with normal sleep cycles. The LED technologies are relatively new; therefore, the long-term effects of exposure to blue light across the lifespan are not understood. We investigated the effects of light in the