RANK links #thymic regulatory T cells to fetal loss and gestational #diabetes in pregnancy

Successful pregnancies rely on adaptations within the mother1, including marked changes within the immune system2. It has long been known that the thymus, the central lymphoid organ, changes markedly during pregnancy3. However, the molecular basis and importance of this process remain largely obscure. Here we show that the osteoclast differentiation receptor RANK4,5 couples female sex hormones to the rewiring of the thymus during pregnancy. Genetic … Continue reading RANK links #thymic regulatory T cells to fetal loss and gestational #diabetes in pregnancy

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#Cardiovascular health metrics from mid- to late-life and risk of #dementia: A population-based cohort study in Finland

Very few studies have explored the patterns of cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics in midlife and late life in relation to risk of dementia. We examined the associations of composite CVH metrics from midlife to late life with risk of incident dementia. This cohort study included 1,449 participants from the Finnish Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and Dementia (CAIDE) study, who were followed from midlife (baseline from1972 … Continue reading #Cardiovascular health metrics from mid- to late-life and risk of #dementia: A population-based cohort study in Finland

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