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Exercising With Others Is More Likely To Reduce Dementia Risk

Incorporating social interaction into exercise routines may enhance cognitive resilience in older adults, shows a study from Japan.

How Do Bacteria Develop Resistance Against Methicillin?

Staphylococcus aureus is becoming resistant to antibiotic Methicillin globally. Researchers in Japan explain the mechanism of transfer of resistance among bacteria.

Space Mice Reveal Why Muscles Waste Away In Space

Exposing mice aboard the International Space Station to artificial gravity has revealed the molecular mechanisms behind muscle waste.

How Blind Football Players Stay On The Ball

Out of sight, out of mind? Not quite—by rotating their heads, blind footballers can accurately track incoming balls.

In Sickness & In Health: Married Couples Share Susceptibility To Heart Disease

Wives of men with major cardiovascular disease risk factors—namely hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia—are more likely to suffer from the same disorders.

Adult-Born Neurons Key To Memory Consolidation In Mice

Adult neurogenesis is essential for sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice, a new study shows.

Taking Histamine To Heart (And Kidneys)

Despite its association with allergy and inflammation, histamine protects against heart and kidney damage in cardiorenal syndrome.

The Science Of How Stuff Responds To Shock

Scientists have captured the deformation effect of shock waves on a material using x-ray diffraction.

Microscopy To Measure The Potency Of Stem Cells

Researchers in Japan have developed a modified version of differential interference contrast microscopy which helps identify pluripotent stem cells with the greatest medical potential.

Why The Japanese Are More Susceptible To ILD Than Europeans

A study led by Japanese researchers has revealed that a variant of the gene encoding mucin 5b is linked to heightened vulnerability to interstitial lung disease among the Japanese compared to Europeans.