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Nodding Disease Origins Remain Unexplained

A strange illness has been killing thousands of young people each year, and recently it has started claiming even more victims in Africa. Called nodding disease, it usually strikes children at the age of 4 or 5 years and starts with occasional bouts of uncontrolled nodding. As the disease progresses through adolescence, the nodding often [...]
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2,500 women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (17 hours ago)

Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research offer... Read Post

Lack of exercise linked to higher heart disease risk in healthy children as young as 9

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

Even healthy children as young as 9 years old can start to show an increased risk of future heart problems if they are physically inactive. Researchers studied 223 children with an average age of 9.8 years, assessing their physical ... Read Post

Two and a half thousand women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in UK

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (11 hours ago)

Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates. Experts say that these women could benefit from mitochondrial donation. Read Post


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