Why human egg cells don’t age well

When egg cells form with an incorrect number of chromosomes — a problem that increases with age — the result is usually a miscarriage or a genetic disease such as Down syndrome. A new study published in nature Communications shows how researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have pinpointed a significant cellular event that leads to these types of age-related chromosomal errors. —> Read More

Virtual training helps vets with PTSD, mentally ill nab more jobs

Finding a job is difficult for veterans with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates though many want to work. The job interview can be a major hurdle. A special training program using a virtual human — originally used to train FBI agents — helped vets with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness build job interview skills and snag nine times more job offers, reports a new study. —> Read More

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