- Brain Networks Strengthened By Closing Ion Channels
Yale School of Medicine and University of Crete School of Medicine researchers report in Cell April 20 the first evidence of a molecular mechanism that dynamically alters the strength of higher brain network connections. This discovery may help the develo ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2007 - 2:12pm
- Gene Can Activate Anti-obesity Hormone
A relative of the anti-aging gene Klotho helps activate a hormone that can lower blood glucose levels in fat cells of mice, making it a novel target for developing drugs to treat human obesity and diabetes, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 4:36pm
- Melatonin Can Delay Aging, Study Says
The Spanish Aging Research Network (Red Nacional de Investigación del Envejecimiento), funded by Carlos III Health Institute and headed by professor Darío Acuña Castroviejo, from the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada [http://www.ugr.es]), is v ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2007 - 12:03am
- New Clues For Treatment Of Premature Aging Condition
There is renewed hope for treatment of a rare genetic condition, Progeria, that causes rapidly accelerated aging and leads to an average life expectancy of 13 years. Scientists studying the genes of two infants who died of mysterious illnesses found the in ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 5:16pm
- Get Drunk A Lot? Your Brain Is Shrinking
Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol over a long period of time may decrease brain volume, according to a new study. The study involved MRI scans of 1,839 people from the Framingham Offspring study, ages 34 to 88, who were classified as non-drinkers, former d ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 6:57pm
- Some Hypertension Drugs May Help Reduce Dementia Risk
Some high blood pressure medicines may help protect older adults from declines in memory and other cognitive function, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, reported today at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics ...
Article - News Staff - May 6 2007 - 12:53am
- Study Shows Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids Have Positive Effect On Muscle Mass
A research team led by Carole Thivierge, from Université Laval’s Institute of Nutraceutics and Functional Foods, shows that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil have a positive effect on the metabolism of muscle proteins. This finding, published in a recent e ...
Article - News Staff - May 9 2007 - 9:15am
- Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Alzheimer's Disease?
Nutritionists have long endorsed fish as part of a heart-healthy diet, and now some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of certain fish may also benefit the brain by lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In order to test whether a ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 11:47am
- Clock Gene Plays Role In Weight Gain, Study Finds
Scientists at the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered that a gene that participates in the regulation of the body’s biological rhythms may also be a major control in regulating metabolism. Their finding shows that mi ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 1:03am
- A Glass Of Wine Per Day May Delay Dementia
In people with mild cognitive impairment, up to one drink of alcohol a day may slow their progression to dementia, according to a study published in the May 22, 2007, issue of Neurology®. Mild cognitive impairment is a transitional stage between normal agi ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 3:34pm