- The Forever Fly, The Forever Diet?
“You have to bump the cage harder. Like this.” Marta Santos took the plastic cage from my hands and smacked it with the palm of her hand, causing a few lifeless bodies to fall off the walls of the cube and collect on the floor. It was like kicking a vendin ...
Article - Louise Lao - Apr 15 2011 - 8:44pm
- Industry First Training Simulator For Pelvic Floor Repair
CLEVELAND, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/-- Simbionix USA Corporation has announced its new training simulator for pelvic floor repair, to be exposed for the first time at the ACOG 59th Annual Clinical Meeting in Washington, DC, April 30- May 4, 2011. ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Apr 29 2011 - 7:06am
- MLIP- A Genetic Link To Aging Hearts
A gene in the nucleus of muscle and brain cells named MLIP (Muscle enriched A-type Lamin Interacting Protein) affects heart development and the aging process, according to a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Mutations in the Lamin gene family ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2011 - 10:14am
- Skeptical of Squid Skin Scam
Okay, it's not really fair to call it a scam, but I just couldn't resist the alliteration. Here's what they say: Squid skin is normally thrown away, but the Fisheries Research Institute [of Taiwan] announced recently that it has found a way ...
Blog Post - Danna Staaf - Jun 8 2011 - 5:28pm
- Progerin, Telomeres And New Clues About Aging
A new study offers insights about the interaction between a toxic protein called progerin and telomeres, which cap the ends of chromosomes like aglets, the plastic tips that bind the ends of shoelaces. Telomeres wear away during cell division. When they ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2011 - 11:46am
- Wnt Signaling- Why Hair Turns Gray
A new study in Cell shows that Wnt signaling, already known to control many biological processes, between hair follicles and melanocyte stem cells can dictate hair pigmentation. Using genetic mouse models, researchers were able to examine how Wnt signaling ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2011 - 11:55am
- Researchers Agree: Get That Old Brain Moving
There was a time when I could hide my gray hairs with some strategic combing. Now, I have succumbed and describe my new hair color as “executive blond.” Of course, that also means that the important stuff under my scalp is getting older too. Brains start t ...
Article - Dan Peterson - Jun 23 2011 - 3:34pm
- Regenerative Medicine: Barriers To Commercialization Online Summit Go Online
LONDON, August 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/-- Pharma IQ recently conducted a survey which showed that the funding of regenerative medicine was a big hurdle, closely followed by the progression into clinical development and the subsequent regulatory approval proc ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Aug 5 2011 - 9:25am
- Can We Reverse Aging In The Immune System?
Weakened immunity is a serious issue for older people. Because our immune systems become less effective as we age we suffer from more infections and these are often more severe. This is an important process that has probably evolved to prevent certain can ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 16 2011 - 10:18am
- 'Successful Aging' Linked To Sexual Satisfaction In Older Women
Successful aging and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women, according to a report in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society which also shows that self-rated 'successful' aging, quality of lif ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2011 - 2:08pm