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Another shout out for #metformin! In studies in mice the common diabetes drug (which may slow aging) shows promise as a treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation. Metformin inhibited IL-1B and inflammasome assembly in immune cells found in the lungs.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc--cdd060821.php

Meet our scientists! Brazilian postdoc @su_benitez models Alzheimer`s in flies & found specific signaling pathway which is over-activated. Preliminary experiments show same over-activation happens in mice with Alzheimer`s. She's now testing a drug that modulates this pathway.

Thank you, #nakedmolerat paper. We needed you to make it through the rest of the week! Nice summary of of what we know so far about these remarkable creatures coming from @UniofBradford https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uob-cnm061021.php

In our GLI #mentor appreciation post this week we thank Prof. Julie Anderson of @BuckInstitute & Prof. Yuli Tamir of @shenkar_m for their generosity with their time. Thank you for imparting your wisdom to our students!

#global #leadership #initiative #gli2021 #studentdevelopment

Learning a new language, or how to play the guitar? Give yourself a break – at least a short one! A study from #NIH shows that breaks may help our brains learn new skills. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/study-shows-how-taking-short-breaks-may-help-our-brains-learn-new-skills