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Microcephaly – Brazil

In October 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Brazil notified PAHO/WHO of an unusual increase in the number of cases of microcephaly among newborns in the state of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. ...

Microcephaly: What is happening to the babies?

Pregnant women are being urged to think twice before travelling to Latin American and Caribbean countries battling a rise in cases of microcephaly—a rare but brutal condition that shrinks the brains...

Naturally occurring p16Ink4a-positive cells shorten healthy lifespan

When senescent cells accumulate during adulthood they negatively influence lifespan and promote age-dependent changes in several organs; clearance of these cells delayed tumorigenesis in mice and atte...

Zika Virus: Congenital Infection and Microcephaly in Brazil

Significant increase in congenital microcephaly may be linked to this mosquito-borne virus.

Medical News Today: Microcephaly: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Microcephaly is a condition where infants are born with smaller than average head sizes. Learn about the causes, risk factors and treatment options for this neurological condition.

Mosquitos spread microcephaly disease in Brazil

Brasília (AFP) - Cases of microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads, are skyrocketing in Brazil and the discovery that mosquitoes carry the disease means there are few ways to sto...

Researchers extend lifespan by as much as 35 percent in mice

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that senescent cells - cells that no longer divide and accumulate with age - negatively impact health and shorten lifespan by as much as 35 percent in normal mice...

WHO moves into high gear to combat Zika, microcephaly: expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it was gearing up to combat the microcephaly outbreak in Latin America linked to the Zika virus, which it feared could sprea...

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Novel Alternative Splice Variants of Mouse Cdk5rap2.

Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a pronounced reduction of brain volume and intellectual disability. A current model for the micro...

Genotype-dependent lifespan effects in peptone deprived Caenorhabditis elegans.

Dietary restriction appears to act as a general non-genetic mechanism that can robustly prolong lifespan. There have however been reports in many systems of cases where restricted food intake either s...

New guidance is needed on diagnosing microcephaly in severely malnourished children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children have a headcircumference measurement at each well-child visit until two years of age. Low head circumference is associated with preterm ...

How have trends in lifespan variation changed since 1950? A comparative study of 17 Western European countries.

Lifespan variation adds to life expectancy by measuring the inequality surrounding age of death that a population faces. Countries that tackle premature mortality generally have decreasing lifespan va...

Studying the motivated agent through time: Personal goal development during the adult lifespan.

To examine the rank-order and mean-level consistency of personal goals at two periods in the adult lifespan.

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