- SIRT1, The 'Longevity' Protein, May Inhibit Cancer Too
Yuan et al. have identified another anti-cancer effect of the "longevity" protein SIRT1. By speeding the destruction of the tumor promoter c-Myc, SIRT1 curbs cell division. The study will be published in the Journal of Cell Biology. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2009 - 12:10am
- No Open Heart Surgery- Transcatheter Valve Implantation On A Beating Heart
Transcatheter valve implantation is a newly developed technique for the curative treatment of high-grade aortic stenosis. It is likely to be of benefit especially to elderly, multimorbid patients for whom the risk of open heart surgery would be too great. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2009 - 9:54am
- New Method To Identify Genes Related To Aging
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method to help researchers identify genes that can help protect the body during the aging process. The team developed a method of analysing genes in multiple ageing tissue types in both animals ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2009 - 10:19am
- The Stigma Of Memory Loss Becomes A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score m ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2009 - 3:15pm
- Obesity And Arthritis Diminish Quality Of Life In Elderly Women
Women live longer than men but it may not be a great life. In a study that included 5,888 people over 65, women suffered up to two and a half times more disabilities than men of the same age and the higher rates of obesity and arthritis among these women ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2009 - 11:39am
- Aged Neural Stems Cells Still In Running Order
A recent study of adult neural stem cells suggests a new route for research and development of treatments for neurodegenerative disease in elderly patients. Within the last 20 years neuroscientists have shown that new neurons are generated in the brain th ...
Article - Kathy Murphy - May 18 2009 - 12:52am
- Oxidative Stress Linked To Aging, Cancer... And Now Longer Life
Oxidative stress has been linked to aging, cancer and other diseases in humans. Paradoxically, researchers have suggested that small exposure to oxidative conditions may actually offer protection from acute doses. Now, scientists at the University of Cali ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2009 - 9:07pm
- Sleeping Pills Linked To Suicide In Older Patients
Sleeping pills have been associated with a four-fold increase in suicide risk in the elderly but is it just bad correlation, in that sleeping pills are just a convenient way to commit suicide? Researchers writing in the BMC Geriatrics say that after adj ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2009 - 7:29pm
- Stress Really Can Give You Gray Hair
Graying hairs that crop up with age could be more than just nature, they could be signs of stress, according to a new report in the June 12 issue of Cell. The researchers say that the kind of "genotoxic stress" that does damage to DNA depletes t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2009 - 12:15pm
- Tai Chi Can Help With Arthritis Pain- Study
A new study says Tai Chi can have positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. The results of the first comprehensive analysis, conducted by The George Institute for International Health in Australia, suggests Tai Chi produces positive effects for im ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2009 - 9:47am