under the microscope

Early life affects late-life health.

“Early life strongly influences DNA methylation variation across the lifespan, and the effects are stronger for heritable sites and sites biologically relevant to the regulation of gene expression. Early life could affect late-life health through influencing DNA methylation.” | learn more

retail therapy

Health and finance influencers in China now need certification.

Given how easily terrible ideas spread online, I think this is a solid pro-consumer move. “Platform operators should be responsible for reviewing broadcasters’ certifications and subsequently putting the relevant information in the official records. Artificial intelligence-synthesized presenters and content are […]

to your health

The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company.

“The business plan is supply chain transparency: buying drugs from wholesalers, packaging them, adding a 15% markup and selling to pharmacies, clinics and health systems. The goal, according to the website, is to produce “low-cost versions of high-cost generic drugs.”” | learn […]

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The new science of brain health.

“Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. It’s a relatively new field that combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop effective, safe medications that […]

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How overnight fasting could extend lifespan.

Intermittent fasting shows health and longevity benefits in a variety of species. This short article published in Nature highlights a study that’s also linked fasting results to the circadian clock. | learn more