Interoceptive accuracy differs across life stages, weaker in those with autism

Interoception is the ability to process and integrate signals originating from oneself internally, including heartbeats and breathing patterns. This ability is important for maintaining homeostasis (i.e., physiological equilibrium at all times) in order to achieve an optimal functional of daily lives. On the other hand, recent findings also suggest that autism spectrum disorders are associated […]

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Path to treat currently untreatable cases of cystic fibrosis is achievable

An experimental drug reported in Nature Communications suggests that a “path is clearly achievable” to treat currently untreatable cases of cystic fibrosis disease caused by nonsense mutations. This includes about 11 percent of cystic fibrosis patients, as well as patients with other genetic diseases, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, β-thalassemia and numerous types of cancers, that […]

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Blood pressure variability associated with increased risk of dementia, especially in men

A new report from the long-term ASPREE study, involving Monash University, has revealed high blood pressure variability (BPV) in older adults, particularly in men, is associated with an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the findings may identify people at increased risk of major cognitive […]

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