H Qiistang Institute launches China-funded faculty member survey

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The China Institute of Integrative Physiology (CIIPN) at the National WeChat Centre located at the Peoples Hospital of the Central Hospital of the Peoples Republic of China in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing has released an in-depth survey on age-related motor disability in some of its students.

CIIPN researchers are presenting their teams research paper on the subject on July 5 at the 22nd Artesun Biological and Biomedical Chinese Association Congress the 4th World Health Organization COVID-19 Day 2018. The survey covers data from 7039 graduate.of undergraduate and 7039 graduate.of veterinary medicine students enrolled in three of the CU Healths Institutes of Biomedical Research (5) the University of Southern California (5) and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing.

Led by the scientist Zhong (Zhenya) Fei PhD the researchers focused on a disease called Sino-eventan-kau a chronic mitochondrial disease associated with a loss of neurogenesis and neuronal function. Loss of this organs ability to develop contributes to the development of this disease. It also causes severe neurodevelopmental disorders in animal models. While the effects of the disease on childrens brain and body are not yet clear these traits are known to be present in both younger and older disease situations. In addition to the immediate and long-term effects of decreased neurogenesis the loss of neurodevelopmental skills due to the disease is a leading cause of death in aging.

The results show important age-related disadvantages for young students on the medical train as such students are less likely to stay long term and as a result are more likely to be marginalized by both themselves and the University. They also report a number of factors that put them at a higher risk for harms caused by lack of sleep poor diet and medication taking-as in combination with prednisone treatment a drug used to treat heart disease and diabetes.

With the vaginal cervix and the uterus having unique biological and functional implications the researchers also tested the impact of the disease and therapeutic measures on childrens behavior. They carried out a survey to evaluate the impact of typical interventions such as diet medications and physical activity on the timing and frequency of intercourse. They found changes in sexuality and the duration of intercourse contraceptive use quality of life pain response social acceptance learning about genetic polymorphisms and examination of reproductive history during the survey. About half of the survey participants had experienced pain in the past month and half of the survey participants also reported a history of heart attacks and stroke.