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Former elite athletes live longer than their brothers

On average, former elite athletes survive longer than their brothers. In addition, their self-rated health and health-related habits are better in comparison to their brothers at an older age. This was clarified by Master of Health Sciences (Sports and Exercise Medicine) Titta Kontro from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. The study included in total 900 former elite athletes and their brothers.

Single Cell Analysis Finds New Immune cell Precursor

Scientists used single-cell transcriptome analysis to identify a hitherto unknown precursor for a poorly understood subgroup of killer T cells that are primarily found in humans with chronic viral infections. The detailed analysis of the entirety of transcribed genes in more than 9,000 individual cells also revealed an unprecedented level of heterogeneity. The study findings published in the Science Immunology.

Scientists Identified Molecular Roots of Genetic Lung Disorder

Most people with lung disease carry mutations in one of the genes that build the proteins that form molecular motors inside cilia. A single misshapen piece of protein can make the whole machine grind to a halt. But a few people have errors in proteins that are not part of the motor. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report they have solved that puzzle: The nonmotor proteins are like factory workers who put the motor together. Mutations cause these proteins to assemble the motor incorrectly.