The Amish gene, living 10 years longer and avoiding diabetes

IAS News 17 November 2017 | 0 Comments

A gene variant that arose decades ago within an Amish community seems to make people live ten years longer, as well as making it less likely that they will develop diabetes. The gene is called Serpine1, and is known to create a protein that promotes ageing, known as PA-1. However, a faulty variant of this…
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Body Clock Scientists Win Nobel Prize

IAS News 2 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Three scientists who revealed how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – is the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in behaviour and body function. The US scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and…
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