Leptin Associated With Cognitive Impairment In Older Adults Scheduled For Surgery

Adipokines are cytokines secreted by adipose (fat) tissue. Their existence was first noted in 1994, with the discovery of leptin. This cytokine is known to suppress hunger, but also promotes atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. Another adipokine,...

SPT Labtech strengthens company’s connection with Japanese market

Cambridge, UK, 14 July 2020. SPT Labtech Ltd, a global leader in the design and development of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science applications, has today announced the opening of their Japan office; the company’s second site in the APAC region....

Migraine Medication Overuse Prediction Using Machine Learning

The underlying mechanism of migraine headache is still poorly understood and is likely results due to a combination of genetics and “trigger” events. The patient population is therefore highly diverse and no one treatment fits all migraine...

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Next-Generation Remote Monitoring Solution to Support Optimal Sample Safety and...

Watham, MA – (July 14, 2020) – Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, clinical and academic laboratories can now benefit from a next-generation remote monitoring solution designed to enable superior levels of sample protection, workflow efficiencies, asset/cost optimization and regulatory compliance. With the option for an...

The Shanghai Suburban Adult Cohort And Biobank

The population of China is estimated to be 1.41 billion people, at least 16.87 million of whom live in the Shanghai metropolitan area. The urban landscape has undergone rapid development. In 1990 the percentage of the Chinese...

Some Brugada Syndrome Patients At Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death Have GSTM3 Deletion

Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a disorder of the heart rhythm that can result in sudden cardiac death, which may be triggered by circumstances, and has a genetic basis. Faster, abnormal rhythm may be triggered by electrolyte imbalances,...

Iron Loading Reduced Insulin Secretion By Pancreatic Beta-Cell Lines

Longitudinal analyses of iron-overloaded individuals have indicated that patients in the highest quartile of serum ferritin levels, a proxy for iron, have 3.5-fold greater risk of developing Type II Diabetes over a 6-year period. The exact mechanism...

Age-Of-Onset Genome-Wide Association Studies In Allergic Disease

Susceptibility to allergic diseases can be predicted by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) based on biobanks of sequenced DNA from people with said diseases. Knowing the likely age-of-onset of these diseases would be helpful for risk management and...

Lack Of African Biobank Data Results In Iron Deficiency Anaemia Remaining Unexplained

Iron is a dietary requirement, women aged 19-50 needing the most, routinely around 18mg/day, moreover all adults need at least 8mg/day. Pregnant women need even more. Dietary sources include, but are not limited to, meats, nuts, grains...

Predicting Risk Of Fracture Using Polygenic Risk Score Of Speed Of Sound Through Bone

As we age, the risk of bone fracture increases. Doctors developed the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX), which takes account of age, weight, gender, smoking history, alcohol use and family history of fracture, as an initial approach...

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