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BST This Week #11: Obesity Linked to Heightened Dementia Risk

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:29am

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week:

Obesity Linked to Heightened Dementia Risk

New research is linking obesity – particularly in early to mid-life – to a heightened risk of dementia in later life. The observational study indicates a threefold risk of dementia for those with severe obesity in their 30s.

Sequencing the Salamander Genome

Biologists are sequencing the genome of the axolotl salamander in hopes of pinpointing what parts of the genome allow for their amazing regenerative abilities.

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