- Dexamethasone May Stop Arthritis Before It Starts
Around 27 million Americans have arthritis, three million of which began with a joint injury that provokes slow and steady cartilage deterioration. A new study from MIT suggests that glucocorticoid dexamethasone, a steroid drug currently used to treat inf ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2011 - 10:39am
- Lifelong Musicians Experience Fewer Age-Related Hearing Problems Than Non-Musicians
Does playing music lead to less age-related hearing problems or do people without hearing problems continue to play music? Hearing studies have shown that trained musicians have highly developed auditory abilities compared to non-musicians but a new study ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2011 - 9:53am
- Is The 'Longevity' Gene Sirtuin One Big Research Error?
A study out tomorrow in Nature by researchers from the Institute of Healthy Ageing at the University College of London and colleagues is questioning the anti-aging effects of sirtuin – which is “just”the most important anti-aging gene of the decade- claim ...
Article - Catarina Amorim - Sep 22 2011 - 10:04am
- Women And Weight Gain: Your Brain On Estrogen
Women often gain weight as they age and a new study in Cell Metabolism says the sex hormone estrogen, and estrogen receptor-α (ERα) has an important yet under-appreciated role in those bigger waistlines. ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2011 - 9:36pm
- Higher Testosterone Linked To Lower Muscle Mass Loss In Older Men
Higher levels of testosterone have been associated with reduced lean muscle mass loss in older men, especially in those who were losing weight. In thoese men, higher testosterone levels were also associated with less loss of lower body strength. Loss of m ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2011 - 9:39am
- PGC-1 Gene Activity In Intestines Slows Aging In Fruit Flies
Biologists working with fruit flies activated a gene called PGC-1, which increases the activity of mitochondria, the tiny power generators in cells that control cell growth and tell cells when to live and die. Result: it slowed the aging process of the f ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2011 - 12:23am
- Delaying Aging
As we reach old age, our bodies undergo several changes. And not for the better. More and more people are beginning to wonder whether we can do something about this. A lot of research is going on to uncover the mechanisms of aging, which should give us a ...
Article - Gunnar De Winter - Nov 10 2011 - 5:11am
- No One Ever Got Divorced Because The Sex Was Good
Sex helps in multiple ways, it seems. New research presented at The Gerontological Society of America's meeting, based on 2004 General Social Surveys, found that the more often older married individuals engage in sexual activity, the more likely they ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2011 - 7:02am
- Just Exercise For 12 Weeks: You'll Live Better And Longer
You know it's true. It's common sense. Continue to exercise and you will have a better life. Muscle mass will decrease as you age unless you stop it but 12 weeks of training geared towards improving muscular power in older people were shown to ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2012 - 9:18pm
- Aging Stoners Tend To Remain Stoners
Illicit drug use is more common in older people than ever before- but that's because they did it the most when they were younger and they are more likely than ever to survive into old age. New research published in Age and Ageing found that the lifeti ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2012 - 4:00am