Contribution of Common Genetic Variants to Risk of Early Onset Ischemic Stroke

Background and Objectives: Current genome-wide association studies of ischemic stroke have focused primarily on late onset disease. As a complement to these studies, we sought to identifythe contribution of common genetic variants to risk of early onset ischemic stroke.Methods: We performed a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of early onset stroke (EOS), ages 18-59, using individual level …

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Sleep patterns, genetic susceptibility, and incident cardiovascular disease: a prospective study of 385 292 UK biobank participants

To quantify the association of combined sleep behaviours and genetic susceptibility with the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Methods and resultsThis study included 385 292 participants initially free of CVD from UK Biobank. We newly created a healthy sleep score according to five sleep factors and defined the low-risk groups as follows: early chronotype, sleep 7–8 h per …

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A thermometer circuit for hot temperature adjusts Drosophila behavior to persistent heat

Small poikilotherms such as the fruit fly Drosophila depend on absolute temperature measurements to identify external conditions that are above (hot) or below (cold) their preferred range and to react accordingly. Hot and cold temperatures have a different impact on fly activity and sleep, but the circuits and mechanisms that adjust behavior to specific thermal conditions are …

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Single-Channel EEG Features Reveal an Association With Cognitive Decline in Seniors Performing Auditory Cognitive Assessment

Background: Cognitive decline remains highly underdiagnosed despite efforts to find novel cognitive biomarkers. Electroencephalography (EEG) features based on machine-learning (ML) may offer a non-invasive, low-cost approach for identifying cognitive decline. However, most studies use cumbersome multi-electrode systems. This study aims to evaluate the ability to assess cognitive states using machine learning (ML)-based EEG features extracted from …

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Covid-19: Regulators warn that rare Guillain-Barré cases may link to J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines

Rapid Response:Autoimmune damage to the nerves following Covid vaccines: EMA issued warning to patients and healthcare professionalsDear EditorEMA recently investigated the cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) following Covid vaccine AstraZeneca (AZ) and have issued a warning to raise awareness of healthcare professionals and the public about GBS cases following Covid vaccinations and recommended revising the …

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