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She Started Running in Her 70s and Hasn’t Stopped

I love stories like this one from the WSJ. It’s never too late to pick up a healthy habit! “Anne Garrett, 82, runs four days a week, often with the children she meets as an anti-obesity advocate.”

China completes first human trial with CRISPR-edited genes

“Chinese oncologists at Sichuan University were the first in the world to insert CRISPR-modified cells into a patient suffering from an aggressive form of lung cancer, according to Nature. The journal reports that this first round of treatment in a

Elderly discovered with superior memory and Alzheimer’s pathology

A super-interesting discovery: “New research on the brains of individuals 90 years and older who had superior memories until their deaths revealed widespread and dense Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles in some cases, considered full-blown Alzheimer’s pathology.” Read the story here.

How our bodyclock influences our health

Here’s a very interesting article about circadian rhythms and maintaining health. Another reason to not eat late at night. “All life on a rotating planet is ruled by circadian rhythms. Chronobiology research has brought the importance of healthy sleep to

FDA approves test of combined stem cell and gene therapy for ALS

“Regenerative medicine investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to test a novel combination stem cell-gene therapy they’ve developed to stall amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) progression. Enrollment in the trial is expected

British scientists growing brains in the lab

From the BBC: “Madeleine’s team is at work on a task so absurd it seems more wizardly than scientific: they’re transforming human skin into brains. “The brains develop in the same way you would see in an embryo,” says Madeleine.

3D biomaterial turns into bone in the body

A great advance: “Now, Ramille Shah at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her colleagues have developed an ink that can be 3D-printed into bone implants that are robust but ultra-elastic, allowing surgeons to cut and manipulate them in the