Aging

JAK/STAT: Why Age Reduces Our Ability To Repair Muscle

With age, our cells gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. A new paper discusses why this decline occurs in our skeletal muscle.  A team led by Dr. Michael Rudnicki, senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2014 - 7:00pm

Biologists Delay The Aging Process By 'Remote Control' Of A Gene

Biologists have found that increasing the amount of the gene AMPK that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2014 - 10:01am

For Science? Patients With Advanced Dementia Get Medications Of Questionable Benefit

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Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2014 - 7:00am

Playing Before School Starts Reduces Hyperactivity In Kids

Reducing hyperactivity in kids may be as simple as getting them out to play. Kids are full of energy so having them trapped in a classroom all day from a young age isn't easy. For some, it is bordering on impossible and many of those have been saddle ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2014 - 9:31am

Here's To Wine, Chocolate And A Long Healthy Life

Good nose. Credit:  Lowjumpingfrog, CC BY By Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, University of Liverpool ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 15 2014 - 7:00pm

Aging Isn't Fixed, Which Means We Can Manipulate It

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Article - The Conversation - Sep 25 2014 - 10:30am

The Upside To An Aging Population

In the developed world, people are having fewer children and living longer and that has led to a population that is older than in the past. On average, life expectancy in developed countries has risen at a pace of three months per year, and fertility has ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2014 - 3:30pm

Think You Have Alzheimer's? You May Be Right

No one knows you like you know yourself so if you think your memory is slipping, you may be onto something. Self-reported memory complaints are strong predictors of clinical memory impairment later in life.   Richard Kryscio, PhD, Chairman of the Departme ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2014 - 8:30am

Genetic Risk Factors For Stroke Identified

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and while there are obvious environmental factors such as diet, exercise and behavior, many lines of evidence suggest that the risk of stroke is heritable. Yet until now, only a small number of genes ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2014 - 5:47pm

Men Twice As Likely As Women To Die After A Hip Fracture

A new paper from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) says that one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men, with mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture. This makes men twice as likely as women to die afte ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2014 - 10:06am