NASA’s moon commander likes to do the ‘impossible’ – WTOP News

NASA's moon commander likes to do the 'impossible' - WTOP News

“Would I have ever thought about boarding a NASA rocket to the moon?” said Reid Wiseman, commander of the Artemis II mission to the moon, with a laugh. “Absolutely not; it wasn’t in my wildest imagination.” NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has always loved going fast. “When I was a kid, I wanted to ride trains,” … Read more

Everything to know about Hollywood Ozempic’s skinny jab

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Ozempic, branded Hollywood skinny jab, continues to make headlines as celebrities and influencers admit to using the wildly popular drug for weight loss. While weight-loss drugs aren’t new, semaglutide has begun to gain attention over the past year, as demand soared and resulted in a global shortage. Semaglutide is labeled as two separate drugs Ozempic … Read more

Chesapeake Bay Report Cites Environmental Justice Disparities – WTOP News

Chesapeake Bay Report Cites Environmental Justice Disparities - WTOP News

A report on the Chesapeake Bay released Tuesday found stark disparities between communities in different parts of the bay’s watershed in terms of health, economic and social justice concerns. FILE – A small boat travels along the Honga River near the Chesapeake Bay as the sky lights up at dawn in Fishing Creek, Md., May … Read more

Sylvester Study: Treatment patterns, not genetics, drive disparities in prostate cancer | Coral Gables Community News #

Sylvester study: Treatment patterns, not genetics, drive prostate cancer disparities

Dr. Brandon Mahal, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Sylvester and senior author of the studies.(Photo courtesy of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center) Why do men of African descent die of prostate cancer more frequently than other men and suffer the greatest burden of advanced prostate disease globally? A large-scale retrospective analysis by researchers at the … Read more

Exercise Reduces Genetic Risk for Type 2 Diabetes – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Active living could significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even for people with higher genetic susceptibility. The research revealed that high levels of physical activity, particularly of moderate to vigorous intensity, were strongly linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, highly active participants with a high genetic risk … Read more

Mosaic Mutations Reveal New Insights About Bipolar Disorder – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Researchers have unearthed new insights into the genetic mechanisms underlying bipolar disorder (BD). The team focused on mosaic variants – new mutations that occur during developmental stages. They found that participants with BD possessed enriched mosaic variants of genes related to developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorders. In addition, significant heteroplasmic mutations in mitochondrial … Read more

Few patients receive recommended genetic testing after a cancer diagnosis

Few patients receive recommended genetic testing after a cancer diagnosis

These are not controversial, he said. These are not situations where some people think these patients should be tested and some people think they shouldn’t. Of course they should be. While this study didn’t look at the reasons behind the low testing rates, previous studies suggest that some cancer patients don’t get information about genetic … Read more

New antibiotic resistance found in widespread bacteria

New antibiotic resistance found in widespread bacteria

Newswise — A recent study by Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has revealed that the genes responsible for antibiotic resistance in bacteria are more prevalent in our environment than previously thought. Research shows that bacteria in nearly all environments contain these resistance genes, increasing the risk of their spread … Read more

Regardless of what Mr. Bean says, electric vehicles are much better for the environment than petrol vehicles – Inside Climate News

Regardless of what Mr. Bean says, electric vehicles are much better for the environment than petrol vehicles - Inside Climate News

Researchers studying emissions from EVs versus gasoline-powered vehicles have become accustomed to the occasional flare up of the idea, often misframed, that EVs are bad because of emissions related to mining and car manufacturing. . This idea received new attention on Saturday with the publication of an opinion piece in The Guardian by comedian and … Read more

The Calico cat helps us better understand human genetics

In all mammals, females have one pair of X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome. Microscopic image of male chromosome pairs, with the sex chromosomes located in the lower right

When someone says “cats,” our minds typically conjure up images of their cute, furry, and playful natures, or we might recall funny viral cat videos that made us laugh. However, we rarely associate cats with genetics classes. Surprisingly, cats, or more precisely female cats, can teach us an important lesson about a genetic phenomenon that … Read more