Good blood microcirculation linked to longevity

Human longevity has been previously linked by researchers to genetic factors, calorie restriction, and certain life-style factors such as physical activity or the Mediterranean diet. Now, Italian researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome have identified an additional factor, which significantly contributes to a longer life. In a pilot study on some of the oldest […]

Teenagers experience rapid drop in number of calories burned during puberty, study finds

An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while at rest drops suddenly in puberty. Research led by the University of Exeter Medical School, published in the Nature journal The International Journal of Obesity, found unexpectedly that when they reach […]

New virus discovered by SDSU researchers named influenza D

The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses approved naming a new virus, influenza D, as the South Dakota State University researchers who discovered it proposed, according to professor Feng Li. The committee officially announced a new genus, Orthomyxovirdae, with a single species, Influenza D virus, because of its distinctness from other […]

Asia and Africa at greatest risk of Zika virus

Analysis of climatic conditions and the propensity for travel has identified many countries across Africa and Asia-Pacific that are at high risk of Zika virus transmission. Since the 2015 Zika outbreak in Brazil, 50 countries have reported their first-ever cases of Zika infection. Modeling techniques have now been used to predict the potential spread of […]

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