- Fountain of Youth created for mice?
A new study published in Cell Metabolism says it has increased the lifespan of middle-aged mice by 12% using a combination of three amino acids as supplements. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) have extended life span in yeast but this is the first time t ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 6 2010 - 8:57pm
- Walking: 6 Miles A Week May Preserve Memory In Old Age
New research suggests that walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and in turn, preserve memory in old age. For the study, 299 dementia-free people recorded the number of blocks they walked in one week. Then nine years later, scientists ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 14 2010 - 12:13pm
- Aging "In Utero"
One of the most recognized markers of cellular aging is the progressive accumulation of damage in the DNA, a molecule that cannot tolerate the alteration of the genetic information coded in its bases. ...
Article - Manuel Collado - Oct 21 2010 - 10:12am
- Successful Aging- What Makes The Amish Different
There are three key factors associated with what gerontologists call "successful aging"- avoiding disease, maintaining physical and cognitive function, and continuing social engagement in late life. But why do some groups clearly have those fact ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2010 - 1:01pm
- Neurotoxicity Of Anesthetics And Alzheimer's Disease
As life expectancies increase, so does the number of elderly people undergoing surgical procedures. Recently, there has been growing about potential neurotoxicity of anesthetics and their role in post-operative cognitive decline. Alzheimer's Diseas ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2010 - 11:12am
- We're Living Longer Than Previous Generations But Not Healthier
While the average lifespan of those who reach adulthood has continued to rise those years spent living without health issues have not kept pace. From 1970 to 2005, the probability of a 65-year-old surviving to age 85 doubled, from about a 20 percent chance ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2010 - 3:41pm
- Live Fast, Still Die Old
When you were young you may have heard something about a dog like, "Fido is 10 years old, that is 70 in people years" and wondered what that meant. It's a rule of thumb but there is a science basis to it, yet current methods of comparing pat ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2011 - 3:01pm
- Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome In A Petri Dish
Patients with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome age eight to 10 times faster than the rest of us and rarely live beyond 13 years. Almost all of the patients die from complications of arteriosclerosis, the clogging or hardening of arteries or blood vesse ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2011 - 5:52pm
- Stem Cell Facelift- The Royal Road To A Young Face
VIENNA, February 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/-- Who hasn't seen those elderly Hollywood divas with doll-like faces overtightened by facelifts performed with scalpels? Modern stem cell technology is putting an end to that! Stem cell facelifts enable remarkab ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Feb 24 2011 - 10:54am
- A Nasal Spray Vaccine For Alzheimer's Disease
Up to 12 percent of Americans may get Alzheimer's disease, current statistics say. In the quest to prevent Alzheimer's, or at least make it manageable like diabetes, a group of researchers are working on a nasally-delivered vaccine that promises ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2011 - 12:24pm