Using post-mortem MRI scans to study association between physical activity and cognition in older adults

A team of researchers working at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago, has found that it is possible to use post-mortem MRI scans to study associations between physical activity and cognition in older adults. They have written a paper describing their work and have uploaded it to the open-access site, PLOS ONE. Prior research […]

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Cell-type-specific insight into the function of risk factors in coronary artery disease

Using single cell technology, a new study sheds light on the significance of genetic risk factors for, and the diversity of cells involved in, the development of coronary artery disease. The researchers analyzed human atherosclerotic lesions to map the chromatin accessibility of more than 7,000 cells. The chromatin accessibility is known to reflect active regions […]

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