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Older adults with obesity may have fewer years of healthy life
9-May-2019

A study by researchers at Duke-NUS, conducted of older Singaporeans (above 60 years) showed that those with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) might have the same number of remaining years of life compared to those with a lower BMI, but spend fewer of those years in good health.

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Contact: dukenus Institution: Duke-NUS Medical School
 
PolyU develops Palm-sized 3D Ultrasound Imaging System for Scoliosis Mass Screening and Frequent Monitoring
2-May-2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today shared that more youngsters can have their scoliosis conditions detected early and monitored frequently, thanks to the portable imaging system developed by PolyU’s experts in scoliosis research.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
Possible link between autism and antidepressants use during pregnancy
30-April-2019

Exposure to antidepressants in the womb leads to autistic-like behaviour in full-grown offspring in an animal model, according to a new study led by Duke-NUS Medical School.

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Contact: dukenus Institution: Duke-NUS Medical School
 
Proteins stand up to nerve cell regression
24-April-2019

Fruit fly studies reveal proteins that promote healthy nervous system development by preventing the reversal of nerve cell differentiation.

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Contact: dukenus Institution: Duke-NUS Medical School
 
Identifying a key player in gut defense development
8-April-2019

Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Keio University

Scientists have identified a protein critical to the immune system development and antibody production in mice, which could contribute to understanding the gut defense mechanism in infants.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University
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